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President Folt’s Priorities
President Carol L. Folt has named several areas in which USC will demonstrate its leadership and make a positive impact over the next decade.

Health Sciences
Urban Future
The Arts
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A year of transformation and a new course for the university

Year in Review: The university takes a number of dramatic steps with one goal — get back on track.

Research that makes a difference in health, the environment and more

Year in Review: USC scientists are serious about changing the world. Take a look at some of this year’s discoveries that are already positively affecting people’s lives.

Inspiring Trojans who made this a year of hope

Year in Review: These uplifting stories about USC students, doctors and other thoughtful Trojans brightened our hearts and stirred our spirit. Share the joy!

USC Creates Scholarship for Ednovate Students

Full-ride scholarship will support low-income students graduating from schools in USC Rossier School’s Ednovate network

Keck Hospital of USC Earns “A” Grade

The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, rated Keck Hospital among the safest in the nation

How Trash Turns into Treasure in USC Labs

A growing community at USC is giving a second life to byproducts and discarded materials

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USC’s faculty are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and tackling some of the world’s most urgent challenges. Watch these videos to discover the life-changing ideas that are making Trojans talk.

USC at a Glance
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  • 8th—Most Innovative Universities in the World (Reuters 2019)
  • 16th—Keck Hospital of USC among Nation’s Best Hospitals (U.S. News & World Report 2019)
  • 18th—Top U.S. Universities (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020)
  • 22nd—Best National Universities (U.S. News and World Report 2019)
  • 48,500—Total USC students (2019-2020 academic year)
  • 11.4%—Freshman admission rate
  • 4,451—Full-time faculty (2018-2019 academic year)
  • 47—Faculty members honored by National Academies
  • 2—Nobel laureates on the current university faculty
  • $8 billion—USC’s annual economic impact in LA County and California

Alumni at a Glance

  • 423,000—Living USC alumni found in all 50 states and on 6 continents
  • 10—Alumni named National Medal recipients
  • 70—Alumni clubs and chapters worldwide