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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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President Folt outlines her plan for a more sustainable USC

In a speech to environmentally friendly business and civic leaders, USC President Carol L. Folt described how USC plans to transform into a haven for sustainable strategies.

Neighborhood Academic Initiative Students Prepare for College

Parents and graduating students gather to reminisce about their seven-year path through USC’s premier college prep program.

Keck School Faculty make Business Journal’s ‘Top Docs in L.A.’ List

Eighteen members of the faculty at Keck School of Medicine of USC were included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top Doctors in Los Angeles” issue for 2020. The physicians are affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

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 School’s ATRI to Launch Massive Trial of Drug that could Treat Alzheimer’s

Can a drug slow or even stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? A massive new clinical trial conducted the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) could help answer that question.

USC Kaufman receives $1 million gift to support artistic collaboration

The anonymous gift will be used to create an endowment fund that will further collaborations between the dance school and the USC Thornton School of Music.

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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