General Information University Of Southern California
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
USC's University Park campus, located in the heart of Los Angeles' Downtown Arts and Education Corridor, is home to the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and many professional schools.
The University Park campus spans 226 acres just three miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the museums and recreational facilities of historic Exposition Park. Rich with architectural history, the campus fosters a vibrant cultural community as well as a stimulating academic environment.
Our University Park campus offers a lush, park-like atmosphere within a bustling urban setting. Connecting venerable Doheny Memorial Library with ultra- modern Leavey Library is McCarthy Quad, a beautifully landscaped grassy area. Another expanse of gardens and green, John Argue Plaza, borders Widney Alumni House—the university’s oldest structure and a California Historic Landmark. Throughout the campus, tree-lined pedestrian walkways provide access to buildings, while fountains, courtyards and other public spaces encourage quiet reflection as well as social interaction.