University of Southern California
About University of Southern California
The University of Southern California (USC[a] or SC) is a private not-for-profit and nonsectarian research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California. As California's oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region's business leaders and professionals.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 19,000 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs. USC is also home to 23,000 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, social work, and medicine.] The university has a "very high" level of research activity and received $646 million in sponsored research from 2014 to 2015.