For the first time in nearly a decade, incoming USC freshmen come from all 50 states. This fall’s first-year students also represent the largest group of freshmen—and most competitive—in school history, with record-high test scores and GPAs. Out of nearly 57,000 applications, the university sent acceptance letters to fewer than 9,000 students for an all-time-low 16 percent admission rate. Here’s what you need to know about this newest batch of Trojans, in numbers.

USC FRESHMAN CLASS BY THE NUMBERS

16%
Acceptance rate

17%
Freshmen who are first in their families to attend college

16%
Freshmen who have a parent who graduated from USC

56,675
Number of applicants received

3,358
Students in freshman class

MOST-REPRESENTED STATES

California
New York
Texas
Illinois
Washington
Florida

MOST-REPRESENTED NATIONS

U.S.
China
India
Canada
South Korea
Taiwan

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

2 in 3 USC students receive some form of financial aid

$330 million: Amount USC students receive in financial aid from university sources

USC SCHOOLS WITH HIGHEST ENROLLMENT

(As a proportion of overall class)

37%
USC Dornsife

19%
USC Marshall

17%
USC art schools

14%
USC Viterbi

5%
USC Annenberg

ACADEMIC ALL-STARS

3.76
Average high school GPA of freshman class (unweighted)

651
Number of students with a 4.0 GPA

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