University of Southern California

WORLD RANK

2012-13
56

Los Angeles, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    66.3
  • Teaching
    68.4
  • International outlook
    43.4
  • Industry income
    33.5
  • Research
    57.1
  • Citations
    81.9

Los Angeles was just a Wild West frontier town when USC opened in 1880. Today, there are some 35,000 "Trojans" in the heart of the city, taught by a full-time faculty of around 3,200 scholars. It offers the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, based at University Park, a graduate school and 17 professional schools based in and around LA.