Here are some interesting facts about USC’s freshmen class:
Freshmen who are the first in their families to attend college make up 14 percent of the class of 2018.
They’ve scored in the 95th percentile on standardized tests and earned an un-weighted GPA of 3.73 in high school.
Of the record 51,920 applicants to USC, admission was offered to 9,358. The 18 percent rate represents the most selective in the school’s history.
The most represented places of origin outside the US are China (inc. Hong Kong), India, Canada, South Korea and Taiwan.
South LA’s Foshay Learning Center was third among high schools who sent the most students to USC this fall. Others included Loyola High, Palos Verdes High and Harvard Westlake.
USC says they enroll more underrepresented minority students than most other private research universities in the country, more than 3,300 undergraduates as of fall 2013 which is 18 percent of its total undergrad student body.