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USC Rankings 2024

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University Ranking

AOverall University Grade
B+ Aerospace Engineering
B+ Biomedical Engineering
B++ Business Analytics
B++ Business Economics
B+ Chemical Engineering
B++ Civil Engineering
B++ Computer Science Engineering
B++ Electrical Engineering
C+ Entrepreneurship
B++ Finance
B++ Mechanical Engineering
C+ Politics
B++ Supply Chain
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US News & World Report Ranking 2023

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National University Ranking252724
Aerospace Engineering PG202122
Best Graduate Law Schools201918
Best Graduate Medical Schools524647
Best Graduate Nursing Schools72104– / –
Biomedical Engineering PG343334
Chemical Engineering PG313345
Civil Engineering PG302633
Computer Engineering PG171618
Electrical Engineering PG161414
Entrepreneurship MBA
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Finance MBA
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Graduate Business School
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MBA Business Analytics
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Mechanical Engineering PG292937
Supply Chain Management MBA
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– / –1921
UG Business81212
UG Computer Engineering1922– / –
UG Electrical-Electronic and Communications Engineering262228
UG Mechanical Engineering– / –36– / –
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FT (Financial Times) Ranking 2023

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GMBA Ranking
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Master in Finance
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QS Ranking 2024

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World University Ranking
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Accounting & Finance
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Architecture & Built Environment Rankings– / –51-10051-100
Communication and Media Studies Rankings– / –22
Engineering and Technology
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Global MBA
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Masters in Business Analytics Rankings– / –98
Masters in Supply Chain Management Rankings– / –55
Mechanical Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering Rankings– / –151-200151-200
Performing Arts Rankings– / –3132
Pharmacy and Pharmacology Rankings– / –151-200101-150
Physics and Astronomy Rankings– / –201-250151-200
Politics and International Studies Rankings– / –101-150101-150
QS - Art & Design Rankings– / –101-150101-150
QS - Biological Sciences Rankings– / –151-200101-150
QS - Law Rankings– / –151-200151-200
QS - Mathematics Rankings– / –101-15051-100
QS - Medicine Rankings– / –101-15051-100
QS - Sociology Rankings– / –51-10051-100
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THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking 2023

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Arts and Humanities Rankings988489
Clinical and Health Rankings545051
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Life Sciences Rankings889883
PG Business and Economics
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PG Computer Science
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THE - Law Rankings201-250176-200101-125
THE - Psychology Rankings101-1257576
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ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) Ranking 2022

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Shanghai Law Ranking212330
Shanghai Mathematics Rankings76-100101-15076-100
Shanghai Nursing Rankings201-300201-300151-200
Shanghai Physics Rankings401-500401-500301-400
Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings76-10051-7551-75
Shanghai Sociology Rankings323831
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Bloomberg Ranking 2023

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Course Ranking

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B.E. / B.Tech

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US News & World Report - UG Computer Engineering1922-
US News & World Report - UG Mechanical Engineering-36-
US News & World Report - UG Electrical-Electronic and Communications Engineering262228


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US News & World Report - UG Business81212


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QS - QS - Law Rankings151-200151-200101-150
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking-2123
US News & World Report - Best Graduate Law Schools201918
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings201-250176-200101-125

Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Sporty
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Academically oriented
  • Fun loving
Student Views
  • 40% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.7
Post study jobs3.6
Quality of faculty4.4
Student Life4.2
Value for money3.4
Public transportation3.4
Indian Food3.8
Permanent Immigration2.9
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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
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This place has a lot to offer. Student life is happening.
Tips: One should definitely do their due diligence with which course they plan on taking UPAT USC. It is definitely a great leap and transition coming to a new country and it will take some time to get yourself adjusted in the system. Getting habitual of doing everything on your own can also prove to be challenging. With time you will definitely find an on-campus job to support your living expenses and things will improve for the better. The key is to remain patient and stay consistent. USC as a university has a lot to offer, so don't be afraid to grab onto opportunities and get as involved as you can! Make the most of it and have a great time. Striking a balance between fun and work is equally important.
Likes (Student Life): There is always something going around in campus. The campus is forever hustling and bustling. I honestly feel the people you'll meet at USC will be great, I am sure there are exceptions but the student population is diverse and has a lot to offer. There are ample events conducted by AIS (Association of Indian Students) so you don't miss your key festivals away from home.
Dislikes (Safety): Safety is definitely a concern in Downtown Los Angeles. Even though USC makes more than sufficient efforts to keep its students safe, you will come across instances of crime a little too frequently for comfort. But I still feel safety is a matter of personal choices as well. So always make sure you're cautious and taking the right precautions.
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2024Read more
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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Great but also expensive
Tips: As someone who is from Mumbai, moving to LA feels like a huge change. The city is huge but it is difficult to explore without a car. The people here are welcoming, and there are a lot of international students, especially from India. But it is expensive without a scholarship, and USC discontinued the Honours Scholarship programme so it is more difficult to fund your education now.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty at USC is really good. In the courses that I took, the faculty had a thorough understanding of all the topics and were super friendly and welcoming during their office hours. Even if you aren't able to reach the professors, there are TAs who are also really helpful most of the time.
Dislikes (Value for money): Although USC is a good school, it is quite expensive. There are a lot of students in some courses, and for those courses, the quality drops. I believe other universities that are less expensive have the same level of courses and an equal number of opportunities for internship and full-time jobs.
Reviewed on 1 Mar 2024Read more
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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USC is a decent university
Tips: The neighborhood the university is located in is not the safest, so you will have a tough time adjusting here. It is not the prettiest either and a far cry from the ideas that were fed to you about LA. There are no scholarships offered and getting a job on campus too is very hard given the high demand. There are better locations and universities in the US that would serve better to people who are new to the US.
Likes (Student Life): There are quite a few student clubs and events happening on campus but you need to be the one to track them and put in the effort to attend them. They aren't always the most productive but you do enjoy yourself. The masters courses are usually late in the day so it does give you time to participate in other activities early in the day.
Dislikes (Public transportation): You have free lyft around campus. You also are given a public transport pass so it's decent that way but not the most convenient or safe. But if you need to go anywhere far you will need to buy a car or use Uber which can get quite expensive. On campus, many students just use a cycle.
Reviewed on 8 Feb 2024Read more
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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Go with an open-mind to experience the best.
Tips: Very satisfied with my university, course and country. The first 2 months are the hardest but after that, you settle in and it only gets better. Do not create any opinions based on what seniors say, Experience everything and form your own opinions. Your masters experience depends on how you make it. Do not have preconceived notions.
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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
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No complaints, great network for better opportunities.
Tips: Apply early for a chance at a scholarship. Culture is very open-minded but there are ethnic and religious events happening year-round. Extremely satisfied with my course, nothing to complain about. I am currently specializing in ML maybe a bit more practical courses could have been better.
Likes (Student Life): Great fun, lot of people to network with, strong alumni network. This creates a strong bond between people. I really liked the atmosphere which was present at the place. It is very open minded, people can be what they want, express themselves. And also you can still connected to your culture and tradition through various clubs
Dislikes (Internships): The job market was bad in 2023, thus finding an internship was bad. Otherwise, it has been fine. USC has a decent track record of students landing good internships. But 2023 was such a year that only 700 new tech jobs was created. That caused problems mainly.
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Answered 3 weeks ago

The University of Southern California has seen a substantial growth in enrollment from Indian students in the areas Regulatory Science and Pharmacy, Law, Arts and Gaming. USC has close to 2,700 Indian students up to 35% compared to the Pre-Covid 19 pandemic levels, with a majority of them concentrat


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Answered 3 weeks ago

USC admission requirements for MSc in Applied Data Science are given below:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering-related disciplines are required. USC University also accepts applications from students from other majors too
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic transcripts
  • Resume / CV
  • 2 Letters of Rec


Akanksha Malhotra

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Answered a month ago

From Arts to Sports to student organizations, there are various opportunities for USC students to feel at ease. In the context of Arts, students can check out the USC Fisher Gallery and take part in USC Spectrum, which brings the nationally and internationally known artists to campus each year for e


Akanksha Malhotra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The University of Southern California cost to study for international students can be checked from the table given below:


1st Year Tuition Fees

MBA/PGDM (30 courses)

INR 32 L - 1 Cr

MS (103 courses)

INR 25 L - 67 L

BE / BTech (18 courses)

INR 49 L - 55 L

MIM (26 courses)

INR 32 L - 64 L

PG Certificate (40 courses)

INR 18 L - 64 L

BSc (30 courses)

INR 50 L - 55 L

BA (47 courses)

INR 50 L

MA (13 courses)

INR 34 L - 60 L

LLM (8 courses)

INR 58 L

MFA (8 courses)

INR 30 L - 44 L

Cost of Living: The estimated 2024-25 (For two semester study) USC cost of living for international students can be checked from the table given below. The living expenses will in


Akanksha Malhotra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 3 weeks ago

USC MSc in Applied Data Science duration is 1.5 – 2 years. According to the Class Profile 2023 for this, 75% were international students. Students completing this degree have learnt the skills required to work as a Data Scientist. Also, note that this program’s students are eligible for OPT STEM ex


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Contributor-Level 10

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