University of Southern California

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The Institution of Southern California is a private research university located in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. It goes by the abbreviations USC, SC, or Southern Cal.

The university has approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and 28,500 post-graduate students from all 50 states in the United States and more than 115 other countries. The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences is the university's only liberal arts school. The other 22 schools at the university include undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Additionally, it joined the Association of American Universities in 1969, making it a member of that organisation. The admissions process at the University of Southern California (USC) is regarded to be one of the most competitive in the country due to the university's position as one of the best in the country.

Additionally, USC has awarded degrees to 29 individuals who have gone on to become billionaires. There are 11 Rhodes scholars and 12 Marshall scholars among the distinguished graduates of USC. As of the beginning of January 2021, the institution has been connected with the work of 11 Nobel laureates, six MacArthur Fellows, and one recipient of the Turing Award. USC is also the site where several groundbreaking innovations were developed for the first time, including the Domain Name System, VoIP, DNA computing, transform coding, and dynamic programming.

The University of Southern California (USC) is a member of the Pac-12 Conference and participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in a number of different college sports that it sponsors. USC's athletic teams, known as the Trojans, have won 107 NCAA team championships, which places them in third place in the United States. The Trojans' athletes have also won 412 NCAA individual championships, which places them in third place in the United States and in second place among schools that compete in NCAA Division I. As of the year 2021, athletes from the University of Southern California's Trojans have amassed a total of 326 medals in the Olympic Games, including 153 golds, 96 silvers, and 77 bronzes. This is more than any other university in the United States. The University of Southern California (USC) has had 537 football players selected into the National Football League, which is the second-highest number of draftees among all colleges and universities in the nation.

It is estimated that the University of Southern California has an annual effect of $8 billion on the state of California and is the biggest private employer in the Los Angeles metropolitan region.