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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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USC faculty and staff donate gear to protect caregivers during coronavirus crisis

As Keck Medicine of USC health care workers seek masks, eyewear and other equipment to guard them from the new coronavirus, their colleagues across the university and beyond are stepping up.

USC Research Team in Race to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

USC Viterbi researchers in the emerging field of immunobioengineering are joining the global research effort to develop a viable vaccine to halt the pandemic.

In the face of a pandemic, USC and partners provide food for those in need

More than 1,000 bags’ worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and bread are now flowing through nearby communities, thanks to a growing, university-led effort.


A Trojan Puts His 3D Printing Skills to Good Use

Dentist Lawrence Fung is using his 3D printing expertise to produce face shields for healthcare workers in a pediatric hospital.

Treating L.A.’s Homeless during COVID-19

Brett Feldman and USC’s Street Medicine team are on the front lines, providing critical care and compassion to the homeless.

Amid coronavirus uncertainty, USC chefs bring comfort and familiar faces to students

A dedicated team of kitchen workers is still serving hundreds of meals a day to USC students and others on the University Park Campus, with care and safety in mind.

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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