University of Southern California Rankings

Established in 1880, The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s top private research institutions located in Los Angeles, California (US). It is the oldest private research university in the West.

University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Achievements and Rankings:

- 26th among Tier 1 National Universities (US News & World Report America’s Best Colleges 2010). In addition the Marshall School's undergraduate business program is ranked 10th; 3rd in Entrepreneurship; 5th in International Business; 5th in Accounting; 6th in Real Estate; and 10th in Marketing.

- 5th for Part-time MBA program (USNWR 2010).

- No. 1 for Physical Therapy program, No. 3 for Occupational Therapy program, No. 7 for Graduate Public Affairs Program, and No. 8 for Graduate Social Work Program (USNWR 2009 edition). In addition the School of Policy, Planning, and Development is placed highly in several academic specialty areas: 4th in city management, 5th in public management/administration, 5th in nonprofit management, 9th in health policy and management, and 10th in social policy.

- The School of Policy, Planning, and Development is ranked 9th in Planetizen's "2009 Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs".

- USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital are ranked 1st and 2nd among Los Angeles hospitals by Consumer Reports of more than 3,400 hospitals nationwide.

- Ranked 25th for its MBA program (Business Week 2008).

- 17th in the PC Magazine's ranking of Top 20 Wired Colleges of 2008.

- According to The Princeton Review's "College Hopes & Worries" 2008 survey, it is rated the 9th dream college for students.

- 4th for Graduate Accounting Program, 5th for Undergraduate Accounting Program, and 10th for Doctoral Program in Accounting (Public Accounting Report 2007).

- No. 1 in the ranking of top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation (The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine).

- It has been named "College of the Year" by the 2000 edition of the Time/Princeton Review College Guide.

- Top 10 for Journalism and Mass Communications Programs (Gourman Report 1998).

- Top 10 for Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program (National Council Research Report 1995).

World University Rankings:

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is placed 101st in 2006, 119th in 2007, 102nd in 2008, and 112th in 2009.

- According top the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008, it is placed 39th in North & Latin America and 50th overall in the world. It is also rated 11th in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, 35th in Social Sciences, 50th in Clinical Medicine, 51st in Life Sciences, and 52nd in Natural Science & Math. In 2009 it is placed 46th overall globally.

- 43rd in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009. In January 2010 it is placed 32nd globally.

- 54th in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities 2006.