The Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Matthew O’Pray
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $85
Application deadline (international students) December 1
Application fee (international students) $85

The Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 10,829
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 3,321
Overall acceptance rate 30.7% – Medium

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 492 verbal
763 quantitative

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Average GRE 505 verbal
776 quantitative
TOEFL required for international students No
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​ame-www.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-5324
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​bme.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-7237
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​chems.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-2225
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​cee.​usc.​edu/​
(213) 740-0603
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​ee.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-4447
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cs.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-4494
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​ee.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-4447
[email protected]
Engineering management http:/​/​www.​usc.​edu/​dept/​ise
(213) 740-4893
[email protected]
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering http:/​/​cee.​usc.​edu/​
(213) 740-0603
[email protected]
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​usc.​edu/​dept/​ise
(213) 740-4893
[email protected]
Materials engineering http:/​/​chems.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-4339
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​ame-www.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-5324
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering http:/​/​chems.​usc.​edu
(213) 740-0322
[email protected]
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 4,251
Master’s (full-time) 1,758
Master’s (part-time) 1,504
Ph.D. (full-time) 948
Ph.D. (part-time) 41

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 1,813
Total master’s graduates 1,680
International master’s graduates 65.2%
Minority master’s graduates 16.0%
Female master’s graduates 21.0%
Total Ph.D. graduates 133
International Ph.D. graduates 61.7%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 17.3%
Female Ph.D. graduates 21.1%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 26 6%
Biomedical 14 5.5%
Chemical 19 3.8%
Civil 16 5.8%
Computer engineering 0 1.7%
Computer science 27 23.5%
Electrical 59 28.4%
Engineering management 0 3.2%
Environmental 0 1.6%
Industrial / Manufacturing 13 8.2%
Materials 0 2.1%
Mechanical 0 7.3%
Petroleum 0 2.8%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 174
Part-time faculty 212
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 18

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $168,442,795
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 132

Engineering School Ranking

#12 Best Engineering Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#22 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#30 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#39 in Chemical
#24 in Civil
#13 in Computer Engineering
#14 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#48 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#14 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#35 in Materials
#27 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 72
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Overall acceptance rate 30.7% – Medium
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 765
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 5.4:1 – High
Ph.D.s granted 133
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $168,442,795
Research expenditures per faculty member $990,839
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 10.3%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 4,251

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 4,251

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 2,706
Minority students 11.2%
International students 77.7%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 1,545
Minority students 23.6%
International students 42.4%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Kelly Goulis
Financial aid phone (213) 740-0119

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $27,234 per year
Part-time: $1,513 per credit
Required fees $1,900 per year
Room and board $17,500
Books and supplies $1,625
Miscellaneous expenses $2,030

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 276
Teaching assistants 566
Research assistants 994
Other appointments 195

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