About University of Southern California (USC)
The University of Southern California (USC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California. For the 2020–21 academic year, there were 19,500 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs, and 26,500 graduate and professional students in a number of programs, including business, law, film, engineering, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and medicine. Admissions is considered highly selective.