Aside from being a world-class university, USC neighbors with prestigious cultural institutions and sports and entertainment venues in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.


"The fact that L.A. has many different cultures and businesses from around the world is a great advantage to our students," says Jack H. Knott, dean of USC Price. If the second largest city in the United States can be summed up in one word, it's diversity. This characterizes every aspect of the City of Angels - from its people to its landscapes to its industries to its cultures. There are only a handful of places in the world as central to international trade, business, finance, technology, aerospace, entertainment, and countless other industries.

For the present and future leaders who attend the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the school's location at the heart of L.A. also provides endless opportunities to learn from world-class faculty, access one of the most extensive and influential professional networks in the world, and learn in the living classroom that is L.A.

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When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, our city is a global center for the arts, technology and intercontinental trade, and USC is a world-renowned private research institution enrolling more international students than any other U.S. university and operating an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year.
The University of Southern California is one of the world's leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. Today, USC is home to more than 38,000 students and nearly 3,500 full-time faculty, and is located in the heart of one of the biggest metropolises in the world.