University of Southern California
University of Southern California

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: University of Southern Califor, Los Angeles, California, 90089, United States

Web Site: www.usc.edu



About University of Southern California:

The University of Southern California is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest private research university in California. USC has historically educated a large number of the nation's business leaders and professionals. The university has also used its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. An engine for economic activity, USC contributes US$8 billion annually to the economy of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and California. For the 2017–18 academic year, there were 19,170 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. USC also has 26,517 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, engineering, social work, and medicine. The university is one of the top fundraising institutions in the world, consistently ranking among the top three in external contributions and alumni giving rates. USC was one of the earliest nodes on ARPANET and is the birthplace of the Domain Name System. Other technologies invented at USC include DNA computing, dynamic programming, image compression, VoIP, and antivirus software. USC maintains a strong tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship, with alumni having founded companies such as Lucasfilm, Myspace, Salesforce.com, Intuit, Qualcomm, Box, Tinder, and Riot Games. As of 2017, the university has produced the fourth largest number of billionaire alumni out of all undergraduate institutions in the world.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 51 49 59 59 56 67 66 67 68 63 68 76

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 144 197 128 177 265 172 203 229 271 244 273
Engineering - 42 44 50 53 60 70 84 95 100 122 131
Life Sciences - 52 56 52 54 51 54 50 52 55 53 56
Clinical Medicine - 37 49 47 48 48 46 56 57 54 53 62
Natural Sciences - 142 136 145 154 167 186 195 180 139 179 161
Social Sciences - 26 25 25 24 29 34 27 26 36 35 34

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 222 265 300 - - - 401-450 401-450
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 110 169 124 138 175 207 196 256 282
Chemistry - - - 154 130 146 160 163 186 157 171 197
Civil Engineering - - - 67 62 95 132 136 149 156 250 244
Computer Science - - - 12 26 26 22 22 19 34 41 39
Electrical Engineering - - - 37 38 46 48 49 47 59 74 75
Environment / Ecology - - - - 134 136 129 126 148 179 177 184
Geosciences - - - 74 74 81 83 96 108 101 116 122
Materials Science - - - 51 49 68 83 95 111 109 120 131
Mathematics - - - 87 84 95 109 111 130 144 125 88
Mechanical Engineering - - - 33 50 43 36 65 73 82 108 126
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 79 84 75 70 84 78 85
Physics - - - 183 202 239 269 275 206 154 204 166
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - 260 295 - - - - 351-400