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For other universities also known as USC, see USC. University of Southern California_sentence_0

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University of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of Southern California_table_caption_0
MottoUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_0_0 Latin: Palmam qui meruit feratUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_0_1
Motto in EnglishUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_1_0 Let whoever earns the palm bear itUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_1_1
TypeUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_2_0 Private research universityUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_2_1
EstablishedUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_3_0 October 6, 1880; 140 years ago (1880-10-06)University of Southern California_cell_0_3_1
Academic affiliationsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_4_0 AAU

NAICU APRU Sea-grant Space-grantUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_4_1

EndowmentUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_5_0 $5.73 billion (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_5_1
BudgetUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_6_0 $5.3 billion (2018)University of Southern California_cell_0_6_1
PresidentUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_7_0 Carol FoltUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_7_1
Academic staffUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_8_0 4,604 (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_8_1
Administrative staffUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_9_0 16,313 (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_9_1
StudentsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_10_0 48,321 (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_10_1
UndergraduatesUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_11_0 20,351 (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_11_1
PostgraduatesUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_12_0 27,970 (2019)University of Southern California_cell_0_12_1
LocationUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_13_0 Los Angeles, California, United StatesUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_13_1
CampusUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_14_0 Urban

University Park campus 299 acres (1.21 km) Health Sciences campus 79 acres (0.32 km)University of Southern California_cell_0_14_1

ColorsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_15_0 Cardinal and GoldUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_15_1
NicknameUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_16_0 TrojansUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_16_1
Sporting affiliationsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_17_0 NCAA Division I FBSPac-12

ACHA (ice hockey), MPSFUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_17_1

MascotUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_18_0 TravelerUniversity of Southern California_cell_0_18_1
WebsiteUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_0_19_0 University of Southern California_cell_0_19_1

The University of Southern California (USC, SC, or Southern Cal) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. University of Southern California_sentence_1

Founded in 1880 by Robert M. Widney, it is the oldest private research university in California. University of Southern California_sentence_2

For the 2019–20 academic year, there were 20,500 students enrolled in four-year undergraduate programs, and 28,000 graduate and professional students in a number of programs, including business, law, film, engineering, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and medicine. University of Southern California_sentence_3

USC is the largest private employer in the city of Los Angeles and generates $8 billion in economic impact on Los Angeles and California. University of Southern California_sentence_4

USC was one of the earliest nodes on ARPANET and is the birthplace of the Domain Name System. University of Southern California_sentence_5

Other technologies invented at USC include DNA computing, dynamic programming, image compression, VoIP, and antivirus software. University of Southern California_sentence_6

USC's alumni include a total of 11 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Marshall Scholars. University of Southern California_sentence_7

As of October 2018, nine Nobel laureates, six MacArthur Fellows, and one Turing Award winner have been affiliated with the university. University of Southern California_sentence_8

As of May 2018, USC has conferred degrees upon 29 alumni who became billionaires. University of Southern California_sentence_9

USC has graduated more alumni who have gone on to win an Academy Award than any other institution in the world by a significant margin, in part due to the success of the School of Cinematic Arts. University of Southern California_sentence_10

USC sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. University of Southern California_sentence_11

Members of USC's sports teams, the Trojans, have won 107 NCAA team championships, ranking them third in the United States, and 409 NCAA individual championships, ranking them second in the United States. University of Southern California_sentence_12

Trojan athletes have won 309 medals at the Olympic Games (144 golds, 93 silvers and 72 bronzes), more than any other university in the United States. University of Southern California_sentence_13

In 1969, it joined the Association of American Universities. University of Southern California_sentence_14

USC has had a total of 521 football players drafted to the National Football League, the second-highest number of drafted players in the country. University of Southern California_sentence_15

History University of Southern California_section_0

The University of Southern California was founded following the efforts of Judge Robert M. Widney, who helped secure donations from several key figures in early Los Angeles history: a Protestant nurseryman, Ozro Childs, an Irish Catholic former-Governor, John Gately Downey, and a German Jewish banker, Isaias W. Hellman. University of Southern California_sentence_16

The three donated 308 lots of land to establish the campus and provided the necessary seed money for the construction of the first buildings. University of Southern California_sentence_17

Originally operated in affiliation with the Methodist Church, the school mandated from the start that "no student would be denied admission because of race". University of Southern California_sentence_18

The university is no longer affiliated with any church, having severed formal ties in 1952. University of Southern California_sentence_19

When USC opened in 1880, tuition was $15.00 per term and students were not allowed to leave town without the knowledge and consent of the university president. University of Southern California_sentence_20

The school had an enrollment of 53 students and a faculty of 10. University of Southern California_sentence_21

The city lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones, and a reliable fire alarm system. University of Southern California_sentence_22

Its first graduating class in 1884 was a class of three—two males and female valedictorian Minnie C. Miltimore. University of Southern California_sentence_23

The colors of USC are cardinal and gold, which were approved by USC's third president, the Reverend George W. White, in 1896. University of Southern California_sentence_24

In 1958, the shade of gold, which was originally more of an orange color, was changed to a more yellow shade. University of Southern California_sentence_25

The letterman's awards were the first to make the change. University of Southern California_sentence_26

USC students and athletes are known as Trojans, epitomized by the Trojan Shrine, nicknamed "Tommy Trojan", near the center of campus. University of Southern California_sentence_27

Until 1912, USC students (especially athletes) were known as Fighting Methodists or Wesleyans, though neither name was approved by the university. University of Southern California_sentence_28

During a fateful track and field meet with Stanford University, the USC team was beaten early and seemingly conclusively. University of Southern California_sentence_29

After only the first few events, it seemed implausible USC would ever win; however, the team fought back, winning many of the later events, to lose only by a slight margin. University of Southern California_sentence_30

After this contest, Los Angeles Times sportswriter Owen Bird reported the USC athletes "fought on like the Trojans of antiquity", and the president of the university at the time, George F. Bovard, approved the name officially. University of Southern California_sentence_31

During World War II, USC was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. University of Southern California_sentence_32

USC is responsible for $8 billion in economic output in Los Angeles County; USC students spend $563 million yearly in the local economy and visitors to the campus add another $37.9 million. University of Southern California_sentence_33

Recognizing that China–United States relations would play a great role in shaping the 21st century, in 2006, USC established the USC U.S.-China Institute (USCI). University of Southern California_sentence_34

Known for its conferences, speakers series, training programs, publications and documentaries, USCI works to inform public discussion with policy-relevant research and timely programming. University of Southern California_sentence_35

It publishes and is widely known for its twelve-part Assignment:China documentary series on how China has been covered by American journalists since the 1940s. University of Southern California_sentence_36

In 2010, the U.S. government and the USA Pavilion organizers asked USCI to manage the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of the students selected to staff the pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. University of Southern California_sentence_37

Scandals University of Southern California_section_1

On May 1, 2014, USC was named as one of many higher education institutions under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for potential Title IX violations by Barack Obama's White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. University of Southern California_sentence_38

USC is also under a concurrent Title IX investigation for potential anti-male bias in disciplinary proceedings, as well as denial of counseling resources to male students, as of 8 March 2016. University of Southern California_sentence_39

In 2018, USC was ordered to pay $111,965 in legal fees to a male student accused of rape after the Title IX investigation run by Gretchen Dahlinger Means Gaspari was deemed unfair. University of Southern California_sentence_40

In 2020, USC was penalized for its faulty Title IX processes by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. University of Southern California_sentence_41

In 2017, the university came into the national spotlight when the Los Angeles Times published information about Carmen A. Puliafito, the dean of USC's medical school. University of Southern California_sentence_42

After accusations of drug use, he resigned from his position as dean in 2016 and was fired from the school the following year after the news stories were published. University of Southern California_sentence_43

His medical license was subsequently suspended pending a decision whether it should be terminated. University of Southern California_sentence_44

On August 17, 2018, his license G 88200 in the State of California was revoked based on discipline orders. University of Southern California_sentence_45

In 2019, USC lost accreditation for their joint-run fellowship program in cardiovascular disease. University of Southern California_sentence_46

To replace Puliafito, USC named Rohit Varma as Dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC. University of Southern California_sentence_47

But in 2017, Varma resigned after it came to light that USC had disciplined him for inappropriate behavior fifteen years earlier. University of Southern California_sentence_48

The following year, the Los Angeles Times broke another story about USC focusing on George Tyndall, a gynecologist accused of abusing 52 patients at USC. University of Southern California_sentence_49

The reports span from 1990 to 2016 and include using racist and sexual language, conducting exams without gloves and taking pictures of his patients' genitals. University of Southern California_sentence_50

Inside Higher Ed noted that there have been "other incidents in which the university is perceived to have failed to act on misconduct by powerful officials" when it reported that the university's president, C. L. Max Nikias, is resigning. University of Southern California_sentence_51

Tyndall was fired in 2017 after reaching a settlement with the university. University of Southern California_sentence_52

The school did not report him to state medical authorities or law enforcement at the time, though the LAPD is now investigating Tyndall. University of Southern California_sentence_53

As of June 1, 401 people had contacted a special hotline to receive complaints about the doctor. University of Southern California_sentence_54

On October 18, it was reported that nearly 100 women filed new lawsuits against the university, bringing the number of accusations up to over 500 current and former students. University of Southern California_sentence_55

USC agreed to pay $215 million as a settlement after hundreds of women claimed the school did not address their complaints. University of Southern California_sentence_56

In 2020, it was reported that Nikias received $7.6 million as an exit package, including $194,000 for his wife, Niki Nikias, as "first lady". University of Southern California_sentence_57

In 2018, Dr. Dennis Kelly resigned as men's health physician at USC after almost twenty years. University of Southern California_sentence_58

The following year, he was accused by six male graduate students of inappropriate conduct. University of Southern California_sentence_59

By 2020, forty-nine accusations of misconduct had been made against Dr. Kelly, all by gay or bisexual students and former students. University of Southern California_sentence_60

USC was one of several universities involved in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. University of Southern California_sentence_61

On March 12, 2019, a total of three coaches and one athletic director were charged with having accepted bribes from wealthy families in return for fraudulently facilitating their children's admission to USC. University of Southern California_sentence_62

Among the twelve university personnel charged for their involvement in the scandal nationwide, four were associated with USC. University of Southern California_sentence_63

In 2018, Assistant Professor of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Erick Guerrero, resigned due to allegations of an affair with a student. University of Southern California_sentence_64

In 2018, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn moved to a "new role" after allegations of inappropriate financial transactions. University of Southern California_sentence_65

In 2019, Interim President Wanda Austin fired USC Marshall School of Business Dean James Ellis for the large number of complaints about harassment in his twelve years as Dean. University of Southern California_sentence_66

In 2020, USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel resigned after admitting to an affair with an undergraduate. University of Southern California_sentence_67

In 2020, the head of the Title IX Office, Gretchn Dahlinger Means Gaspari, left USC after a whistleblower suit was filed alleging that "included the systematic destruction of investigative records, including the deletion of a “preservation file” related to George Tyndall". University of Southern California_sentence_68

She was also accused of "retaliating against the attorney for reporting that her own husband, John Gaspari, was convicted of misusing graphic photographs involving another woman". University of Southern California_sentence_69

John Gaspari was the Executive Director of USC's Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) from 2000-2018, and he received the President’s Award for Staff Achievement from President Max CL Nikias in 2013. University of Southern California_sentence_70

He was "convicted of misusing graphic photographs involving another woman" and fired from USC in 2018 . University of Southern California_sentence_71

Campus University of Southern California_section_2

The University Park campus is in the University Park district of Los Angeles, 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_72

The campus's boundaries are Jefferson Boulevard on the north and northeast, Figueroa Street on the southeast, Exposition Boulevard on the south, and Vermont Avenue on the west. University of Southern California_sentence_73

Since the 1960s, through campus vehicle traffic has been either severely restricted or entirely prohibited on some thoroughfares. University of Southern California_sentence_74

The University Park campus is within walking distance to Los Angeles landmarks such as the Shrine Auditorium, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum which is operated and managed by the University. University of Southern California_sentence_75

Most buildings are in the Romanesque Revival style, although some dormitories, engineering buildings, and physical sciences labs are of various Modernist styles (especially two large Brutalist dormitories at the campus's northern edge) that sharply contrast with the predominantly red-brick campus. University of Southern California_sentence_76

Widney Alumni House, built-in 1880, is the oldest university building in Southern California. University of Southern California_sentence_77

In recent years the campus has been renovated to remove the vestiges of old roads and replace them with traditional university quads and gardens. University of Southern California_sentence_78

The historic portion of the main campus was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. University of Southern California_sentence_79

Besides its main campus at University Park, USC also operates the Health Sciences Campus about 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of downtown. University of Southern California_sentence_80

In addition, the Children's Hospital Los Angeles is staffed by USC faculty from the Keck School of Medicine and is often referred to as USC's third campus. University of Southern California_sentence_81

USC also operates an Orange County center in Irvine for business, pharmacy, social work and education; and the Information Sciences Institute, with centers in Arlington, Virginia and Marina del Rey. University of Southern California_sentence_82

For its science students, USC operates the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on Catalina Island just 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Los Angeles and home to the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center. University of Southern California_sentence_83

The Price School of Public Policy also runs a satellite campus in Sacramento. University of Southern California_sentence_84

In 2005, USC established a federal relations office in Washington, D.C. A Health Sciences Alhambra campus holds The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR), and the Masters in Public Health Program. University of Southern California_sentence_85

USC was developed under two master plans drafted and implemented some 40 years apart. University of Southern California_sentence_86

The first was prepared by the Parkinsons in 1920, which guided much of the campus's early construction and established its Romanesque style and 45-degree building orientation. University of Southern California_sentence_87

The second and largest master plan was prepared in 1961 under the supervision of President Norman Topping, campus development director Anthony Lazzaro, and architect William Pereira. University of Southern California_sentence_88

This plan annexed a great deal of the surrounding city and many of the older non-university structures within the new boundaries were leveled. University of Southern California_sentence_89

Most of the Pereira buildings were constructed in the 1970s. University of Southern California_sentence_90

Pereira maintained a predominantly red-brick architecture for the new buildings but infused them with his trademark techno-modernism stylings. University of Southern California_sentence_91

More recently under President C. University of Southern California_sentence_92 L. Max Nikias, the architectural orientation of the campus has moved towards a Gothic Revival style, taking cues from the scholastic styles of Oxford University and Harvard University, while underpinning USC's own historic identity that is present in the red-brick construction. University of Southern California_sentence_93

USC's role in making visible and sustained improvements in the neighborhoods surrounding both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses earned it the distinction of College of the Year 2000 by the Time/Princeton Review College Guide. University of Southern California_sentence_94

Roughly half of the university's students volunteer in community-service programs in neighborhoods around campus and throughout Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_95

These outreach programs, as well as previous administrations' commitment to remaining in South Los Angeles amid widespread calls to move the campus following the 1965 Watts Riots, are credited for the safety of the university during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. University of Southern California_sentence_96

(That the university emerged from the riots completely unscathed is all the more remarkable in light of the complete destruction of several strip malls in the area, including one just across Vermont Avenue from the campus's western security fence.) University of Southern California_sentence_97

The ZIP code for USC is 90089 and the surrounding University Park community is 90007. University of Southern California_sentence_98

USC has an endowment of $5.7 billion and carries out about $764 million per year in sponsored research. University of Southern California_sentence_99

USC became the only university to receive eight separate nine-figure gifts: $120 million from Ambassador Walter Annenberg to create the Annenberg Center for Communication and a later additional gift of $100 million for the USC Annenberg School for Communication; $112.5 million from Alfred Mann to establish the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering; $110 million from the W. University of Southern California_sentence_100 M. Keck Foundation for USC's School of Medicine; $150 million from the W. University of Southern California_sentence_101 M. Keck Foundation for USC's School of Medicine; $175 million from George Lucas to the USC School of Cinema-Television, now renamed USC School of Cinematic Arts, $200 million from Dana and David Dornsife for USC's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to support undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, $110 million from John and Julie Mork for undergraduate scholarships, and $200 million from Larry Ellison to launch the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. University of Southern California_sentence_102

Donations helped fund major new projects throughout the university. University of Southern California_sentence_103

These developments include: University of Southern California_sentence_104

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  • USC Medical CenterUniversity of Southern California_item_0_0
  • Leavey LibraryUniversity of Southern California_item_0_1
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center expansionUniversity of Southern California_item_0_2
  • Zilkha Neurogenetic InstituteUniversity of Southern California_item_0_3
  • International Residential College at ParksideUniversity of Southern California_item_0_4
  • USC Marshall School of Business's Popovich HallUniversity of Southern California_item_0_5
  • Lyon Center – student recreation centerUniversity of Southern California_item_0_6
  • Galen Center – home to USC Basketball and USC VolleyballUniversity of Southern California_item_0_7
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – home to USC Trojans FootballUniversity of Southern California_item_0_8
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts ComplexUniversity of Southern California_item_0_9
  • Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Trojan Plaza, and Steven and Kathryn Sample Hall (Opened Fall 2010)University of Southern California_item_0_10
  • John McKay Center (Opened 2012)University of Southern California_item_0_11
  • Roger and Michele Dedeaux Engemann Student Health Center (Opened Fall 2013)University of Southern California_item_0_12
  • Uytengsu Aquatics Center (Opened Spring 2014)University of Southern California_item_0_13
  • Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (Opened Fall 2014)University of Southern California_item_0_14
  • Wallis Annenberg Hall (Opened Fall 2014)University of Southern California_item_0_15
  • Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center (Opened Spring 2016)University of Southern California_item_0_16
  • USC Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall for the Marshall School of Business (Opened Fall 2016)University of Southern California_item_0_17
  • USC Stevens Hall, home to the Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (Opened Fall 2016)University of Southern California_item_0_18
  • USC Currie Hall, Student Residence Hall (Opened Fall 2016)University of Southern California_item_0_19
  • USC Shrine Parking Structure (Opened Spring 2017)University of Southern California_item_0_20
  • USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (Opened Fall 2018)University of Southern California_item_0_21
  • Norris Healthcare Consultation Center (Opened January 2018)University of Southern California_item_0_22

University Village University of Southern California_section_3

In September 2014, the university began construction on USC Village, a 1.25-million-square-foot residential and retail center directly adjacent to USC's University Park campus on 15 acres of land owned by the university. University of Southern California_sentence_105

The USC Village has over 130,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, with student housing on the four floors above. University of Southern California_sentence_106

The $700 million project is the biggest development in the history of USC and is also one of the largest in the history of South Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_107

With a grand opening held on August 17, 2017, the USC Village includes a Trader Joe's, a Target, a fitness center, restaurants, and outdoor dining, 400 retail parking spots, a community room, and housing for 2,700 students. University of Southern California_sentence_108

Health Sciences campus University of Southern California_section_4

Located three miles (5 km) from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles (11 km) from the University Park campus, USC's Health Sciences campus is a major center for basic and clinical biomedical research in the fields of cancer, gene therapy, the neurosciences, and transplantation biology, among others. University of Southern California_sentence_109

The 79-acre (32 ha) campus is home to the region's first and oldest medical and pharmacy schools, as well as acclaimed programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant (which are respectively ranked No. University of Southern California_sentence_110

1, No. University of Southern California_sentence_111

3, and No. University of Southern California_sentence_112

10 by U.S. News & World Report) and pharmacy. University of Southern California_sentence_113

In addition to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, which is one of the nation's largest teaching hospitals, the campus includes three patient care facilities: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck Hospital of USC, and the USC Eye Institute. University of Southern California_sentence_114

USC faculty staffs these and many other hospitals in Southern California, including the internationally acclaimed Children's Hospital Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_115

The health sciences campus is also home to the USC School of Pharmacy and several research buildings such as USC/Norris Cancer Research Tower, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower and Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. University of Southern California_sentence_116

The Keck Hospital of USC is ranked No. University of Southern California_sentence_117

5 out of 411 hospitals in the State of California and No. University of Southern California_sentence_118

16 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. University of Southern California_sentence_119

In July 2013, the University expanded its medical services into the foothill communities of northern Los Angeles when it acquired the 185 bed Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, California. University of Southern California_sentence_120

USC planned on making at least $30 million in capital improvements to the facility, which was officially renamed USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. University of Southern California_sentence_121

This 40-year-old hospital provides the community a 24-hour emergency department, primary stroke center, maternity/labor and delivery, cardiac rehabilitation, and imaging and diagnostic services. University of Southern California_sentence_122

USC physicians serve more than one million patients each year. University of Southern California_sentence_123

Public transit University of Southern California_section_5

USC is served by several rapid transit stations. University of Southern California_sentence_124

The Metro E Line light rail service between Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica wraps around the south and eastern edges of the University Park campus. University of Southern California_sentence_125

The E Line has three stations in the vicinity of the USC main campus: Jefferson/USC Station, Expo Park/USC Station, and Vermont/Expo Station. University of Southern California_sentence_126

The Metro J Line bus service serves both the University Park campus at 37th Street/USC station and the Health Sciences campus at LA County+USC Medical Center station. University of Southern California_sentence_127

In addition, both campuses are served by several Metro and municipal bus routes. University of Southern California_sentence_128

Former agricultural college campus University of Southern California_section_6

Chaffey College was founded in 1883 in the city of Ontario, California, as an agricultural college branch campus of USC under the name of Chaffey College of Agriculture of the University of Southern California. University of Southern California_sentence_129

USC ran the Chaffey College of Agriculture until financial troubles closed the school in 1901. University of Southern California_sentence_130

In 1906, the school was reopened by the municipal and regional government and thus officially separated from USC. University of Southern California_sentence_131

Renamed as Chaffey College, it now exists as a community college as part of the California Community College System. University of Southern California_sentence_132

Organization and administration University of Southern California_section_7

USC is a private public-benefit nonprofit corporation controlled by a Board of Trustees composed of 50 voting members and several life trustees, honorary trustees, and trustees emeriti who do not vote. University of Southern California_sentence_133

Voting members of the Board of Trustees are elected for five-year terms. University of Southern California_sentence_134

One-fifth of the Trustees stand for re-election each year, and votes are cast only by the trustees not standing for election. University of Southern California_sentence_135

Trustees tend to be high-ranking executives of large corporations (both domestic and international), successful alumni, members of the upper echelons of university administration, or some combination of the three. University of Southern California_sentence_136

The university administration consists of a president, a provost, several vice-presidents of various departments, a treasurer, a chief information officer, and an athletic director. University of Southern California_sentence_137

The current president is Carol Folt who on July 1, 2019 succeeded Board of Trustee member Wanda Austin who had been appointed the interim president by the Board when the former president C. University of Southern California_sentence_138 L. Max Nikias resigned in 2018. University of Southern California_sentence_139

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the 17 professional schools are each led by an academic dean. University of Southern California_sentence_140

USC occasionally awards emeritus titles to former administrators. University of Southern California_sentence_141

There are six administrators emeriti. University of Southern California_sentence_142

The University of Southern California's 20 professional schools include the USC Iovine and Young Academy, USC Leventhal School of Accounting, the USC Bovard College, USC School of Architecture, USC Marshall School of Business, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, USC Rossier School of Education, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USC Roski School of Art and Design, USC Davis School of Gerontology, USC Gould School of Law, Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Thornton School of Music, USC School of Pharmacy, USC Price School of Public Policy, USC School of Social Work, and USC School of Dramatic Arts. University of Southern California_sentence_143

Student government University of Southern California_section_8

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is the official representative government of the undergraduate students at USC. University of Southern California_sentence_144

It consists of a popularly elected president and vice president who lead an appointed executive cabinet, a popularly elected legislative branch, and judicial oversight. University of Southern California_sentence_145

The executive cabinet oversees funding, communications, programming, and advocacy work. University of Southern California_sentence_146

All USG activities are funded by the student activity fee. University of Southern California_sentence_147

In addition to USG, residents within university housing are represented and governed by the Residential Housing Association (RHA), which is divided by residence hall. University of Southern California_sentence_148

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) consists of senators elected by the students of each school proportional to its enrollment and its activities are funded by a graduate and professional student activity fee. University of Southern California_sentence_149

List of university presidents University of Southern California_section_9

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  1. Marion M. Bovard (1880–1891)University of Southern California_item_1_23
  2. Joseph P. Widney (1892–1895)University of Southern California_item_1_24
  3. George W. White (1895–1899)University of Southern California_item_1_25
  4. George F. Bovard (1903–1921)University of Southern California_item_1_26
  5. Rufus B. von KleinSmid (1921–1947)University of Southern California_item_1_27
  6. Fred D. Fagg, Jr. (1947–1957)University of Southern California_item_1_28
  7. Norman Topping (1958–1970)University of Southern California_item_1_29
  8. John R. Hubbard (1970–1980)University of Southern California_item_1_30
  9. James H. Zumberge (1980–1991)University of Southern California_item_1_31
  10. Steven B. Sample (1991–2010)University of Southern California_item_1_32
  11. C. L. Max Nikias (2010–2018)University of Southern California_item_1_33
  12. Wanda Austin (interim) (2018–2019)University of Southern California_item_1_34
  13. Carol Folt (2019–Present)University of Southern California_item_1_35

Department of Public Safety University of Southern California_section_10

The USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) is one of the largest campus law enforcement agencies in the United States, currently employing 306 full-time personnel and 30 part-time student workers. University of Southern California_sentence_150

DPS's patrol and response jurisdiction includes a 2.5 square mile area around each USC campus. University of Southern California_sentence_151

The Department of Public Safety headquarters is on the University Park campus, and there are substations in the University Village and on the Health Sciences campus. University of Southern California_sentence_152

The department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. University of Southern California_sentence_153

All armed USC Public Safety Officers (approximately 120) are required to be police academy graduates so that under California Penal Code statute they can be granted peace officer power of arrest authority while on duty, enforce state laws and local city municipal codes, and investigate crimes. University of Southern California_sentence_154

The Department has a formal working relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), which includes USC paying for newly hired Public Safety Officers to attend the six month-long Los Angeles Police Academy. University of Southern California_sentence_155

A special joint USC/LAPD crime task force composed of USC DPS personnel and approximately 40 selected Los Angeles police officers, including a dedicated specially trained LAPD SWAT team, is assigned exclusively to the USC campus community to address crime and quality of life issues. University of Southern California_sentence_156

Academics University of Southern California_section_11

Main article: University of Southern California academics University of Southern California_sentence_157

USC is a large, primarily residential research university. University of Southern California_sentence_158

The majority of the student body was undergraduate until 2007, when graduate student enrollment began to exceed undergraduate. University of Southern California_sentence_159

The four-year, full-time undergraduate instructional program is classified as "balanced arts & sciences/professions" with a high graduate coexistence. University of Southern California_sentence_160

Admissions are characterized as "most selective, lower transfer in"; 95 undergraduate majors and 147 academic and professional minors are offered. University of Southern California_sentence_161

The graduate program is classified as "comprehensive" and offers 134 master's, doctoral, and professional degrees through 17 professional schools. University of Southern California_sentence_162

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. University of Southern California_sentence_163

The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1969. University of Southern California_sentence_164

USC's academic departments fall either under the general liberal arts and sciences of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences for undergraduates, the Graduate School for graduates, or the university's 18 professional schools. University of Southern California_sentence_165

USC presently has five Nobel Laureates on staff, eight Rhodes Scholars, five MacArthur Fellows, 181 Fulbright Scholars, one Turing Award winner, three winners of the National Medal of Arts, one winner of the National Humanities Medal, three winners of the National Medal of Science, and three winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation among its alumni and faculty. University of Southern California_sentence_166

In addition to its academic awards, USC has produced the most Oscar winners out of any institution in the world by a significant margin. University of Southern California_sentence_167

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the oldest and largest of the USC schools, grants undergraduate degrees in more than 130 majors and minors across the humanities, social sciences, and natural/physical sciences, and offers doctoral and masters programs in more than 20 fields. University of Southern California_sentence_168

Dornsife College is responsible for the general education program for all USC undergraduates and houses a full-time faculty of approximately 700, more than 6500 undergraduate majors (roughly half the total USC undergraduate population), and 1200 doctoral students. University of Southern California_sentence_169

In addition to 30 academic departments, the College also houses dozens of research centers and institutes. University of Southern California_sentence_170

In the 2008–2009 academic year, 4,400 undergraduate degrees and 5,500 advanced degrees were awarded. University of Southern California_sentence_171

Formerly called "USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences", the College received a $200 million gift from USC trustees Dana and David Dornsife on March 23, 2011, after which the College was renamed in their honor, following the naming pattern of other professional schools and departments at the University. University of Southern California_sentence_172

All Ph.D. degrees awarded at USC and most master's degrees are under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School. University of Southern California_sentence_173

Professional degrees are awarded by each of the respective professional schools. University of Southern California_sentence_174

The School of Cinematic Arts, the oldest and largest film school in the country, confers degrees in six different programs. University of Southern California_sentence_175

As the university administration considered cinematic skills too valuable to be kept to film industry professionals, the school opened its classes to the university at large in 1998. University of Southern California_sentence_176

In 2001, the film school added an Interactive Media & Games Division studying stereoscopic cinema, panoramic cinema, immersive cinema, interactive cinema, video games, virtual reality, and mobile media. University of Southern California_sentence_177

In September 2006, George Lucas donated $175 million to expand the film school, which at the time was the largest single donation to USC (and its fifth over $100 million). University of Southern California_sentence_178

The donation will be used to build new structures and expand the faculty. University of Southern California_sentence_179

The acceptance rate to the School of Cinematic Arts has consistently remained between 4-6% for the past several years. University of Southern California_sentence_180

The USC School of Architecture was established in 1916, the first in Southern California. University of Southern California_sentence_181

From at least 1972 to 1976, and likely for a number of years prior to 1972, it was called The School of Architecture and Fine Art. University of Southern California_sentence_182

The School of Fine Art (known as SOFA for a number of years after Architecture and Fine Art separated) was eventually named the Roski School of Fine Arts in 2006 during a ceremony to open the then-new Masters of Fine Art building, which occupies the previous and completely refurbished Lucky Blue Jean factory. University of Southern California_sentence_183

This small department grew rapidly with the help of the Allied Architects of Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_184

A separate School of Architecture was organized in September 1925. University of Southern California_sentence_185

The school has been home to teachers such as Richard Neutra, Ralph Knowles, James Steele, A. University of Southern California_sentence_186 Quincy Jones, William Pereira and Pierre Koenig. University of Southern California_sentence_187

The school of architecture also claims notable alumni Frank Gehry, Jon Jerde, Thom Mayne, Raphael Soriano, Gregory Ain, and Pierre Koenig. University of Southern California_sentence_188

Two of the alumni have become Pritzker Prize winners. University of Southern California_sentence_189

In 2006, Qingyun Ma, a distinguished Shanghai-based architect, was named dean of the school. University of Southern California_sentence_190

The Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering is headed by Dean Yannis Yortsos. University of Southern California_sentence_191

Previously known as the USC School of Engineering, it was renamed on March 2, 2004, in honor of Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi and his wife Erna, who had donated $52 million to the school. University of Southern California_sentence_192

Viterbi School of Engineering has been ranked No. University of Southern California_sentence_193

11 and No. University of Southern California_sentence_194

9 in the United States in U.S. News & World Report's engineering rankings for 2018 and 2019 respectively. University of Southern California_sentence_195

The Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, founded in 1971, is one of the two communication programs in the country endowed by Walter Annenberg (the other is at the University of Pennsylvania). University of Southern California_sentence_196

The School of Journalism, which became part of the School for Communication in 1994, features a core curriculum that requires students to devote themselves equally to print, broadcast and online media for the first year of study. University of Southern California_sentence_197

The journalism school consistently ranks among the nation's top undergraduate journalism schools. University of Southern California_sentence_198

USC's Annenberg School's endowment rose from $7.5 million to $218 million between 1996 and 2007. University of Southern California_sentence_199

In 2015, the new building named for Wallis Annenberg started serving all faculty and students. University of Southern California_sentence_200

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California was established in 1897 as The College of Dentistry, and today, awards undergraduate and graduate degrees. University of Southern California_sentence_201

Headed by Dean Avishai Sadan, D.M.D., the school traditionally has maintained five Divisions: Academic Affairs & Student Life, Clinical Affairs, Continuing Education, Research, and Community Health Programs and Hospital Affairs. University of Southern California_sentence_202

In 2006, the USC Department of Physical Therapy and Biokinesiology, and the USC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, which both had previously been organized as "Independent Health Professions" programs at the USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, were administratively aligned under the School of Dentistry and renamed "Divisions," bringing the total number of Divisions at the School of Dentistry to seven. University of Southern California_sentence_203

In 2010, alumnus Herman Ostrow donated $35 million to name the school the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. University of Southern California_sentence_204

In 2013, the school introduced an eighth division, and in 2014, a $20 million gift endowed and named the USC Mrs. T.H. University of Southern California_sentence_205

Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. University of Southern California_sentence_206

USC collaborated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to offer the USC (Executive) EMBA program in Shanghai. University of Southern California_sentence_207

USC Dornsife also operates two international study centers in Paris and Madrid. University of Southern California_sentence_208

The Marshall School of Business has satellite campuses in Orange County and San Diego. University of Southern California_sentence_209

In 2012, USC established the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the university's first new school in 40 years, which was a gift from philanthropist Glorya Kaufman. University of Southern California_sentence_210

The USC Kaufman School offers individual classes in technique, performance, choreography, production, theory and history open to all students at USC. University of Southern California_sentence_211

Beginning in the fall of 2015, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree to a select number of undergraduates who wish to pursue dance as their major. University of Southern California_sentence_212

This four-year professional degree will be housed in the state-of-the-art Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, which is now under construction. University of Southern California_sentence_213

In 2015, USC established the Bovard College, which offers graduate-level programs in Human Resource Management, Project Management, and Criminal Justice. University of Southern California_sentence_214

The college is named after Emma Bovard, who was one of the first students to enroll at USC in 1880 . University of Southern California_sentence_215

University library system University of Southern California_section_12

Main article: University of Southern California libraries University of Southern California_sentence_216

The USC Libraries are among the oldest private academic research libraries in California. University of Southern California_sentence_217

For more than a century USC has been building collections in support of the university's teaching and research interests. University of Southern California_sentence_218

Especially noteworthy collections include American literature, Cinema-Television including the Warner Bros. studio archives, European philosophy, gerontology, German exile literature, international relations, Korean studies, studies of Latin America, natural history, Southern California history, and the University Archives. University of Southern California_sentence_219

The USC Warner Bros. Archives is the largest single studio collection in the world. University of Southern California_sentence_220

Donated in 1977 to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts by Warner Communications, the WBA houses departmental records that detail Warner Bros. activities from the studio's first major feature, My Four Years in Germany (1918), to its sale to Seven Arts in 1968. University of Southern California_sentence_221

Announced in June 2006, the testimony of 52,000 survivors, rescuers and others involved in The Holocaust is housed in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences as a part of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. University of Southern California_sentence_222

In addition to the Shoah Foundation, the USC Libraries digital collection highlights include photographs from the California Historical Society, Korean American Archives Automobile Club of Southern California, and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. University of Southern California_sentence_223

The USC Digital Library provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. University of Southern California_sentence_224

In October 2010, the collections at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the largest repository for documents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the world, became a part of the USC Libraries system. University of Southern California_sentence_225

The collections at ONE include over two million archival items documenting LGBT history including periodicals; books; film, video and audio recordings; photographs; artworks; ephemera, such clothing, costumes, and buttons; organizational records; and personal paper. University of Southern California_sentence_226

USC's 22 libraries and other archives hold nearly 4 million printed volumes, 6 million items in microform, and 3 million photographs and subscribe to more than 30,000 current serial titles, nearly 44,000 feet (13,000 m) of manuscripts and archives, and subscribe to over 120 electronic databases and more than 14,000 journals in print and electronic formats. University of Southern California_sentence_227

Annually, reference transactions number close to 50,000 and approximately 1,100 instructional presentations are made to 16,000 participants. University of Southern California_sentence_228

The University of Southern California Library system is among the top 35 largest university library systems in the United States. University of Southern California_sentence_229

The Leavey Library is the undergraduate library and is open 24 hours a day. University of Southern California_sentence_230

The newly open basement has many discussion tables for students to share thoughts and have group discussions. University of Southern California_sentence_231

The Edward L. Doheny, Jr. Memorial Library is the main research library on campus. University of Southern California_sentence_232

Rankings University of Southern California_section_13

USC was ranked 22nd in U.S. University of Southern California_sentence_233 News & World Report's 2020 annual ranking of national universities. University of Southern California_sentence_234

In the Niche Best Colleges rankings, USC ranked 19th overall for 2020 based on academics and quality of student life. University of Southern California_sentence_235

USC is ranked 32nd among national universities in the U.S. and 55th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and 13th (tied with seven other universities) among national universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance. University of Southern California_sentence_236

In 2015, USA Today ranked USC 22nd overall for American universities based on data from College Factual. University of Southern California_sentence_237

Among top 25 universities, USC was ranked by U.S. University of Southern California_sentence_238 News & World Report as having the 4th most economically diverse student body. University of Southern California_sentence_239

Reuters ranked USC as the 14th most innovative university in the world in 2015, as measured by the university's global commercial impact and patents granted. University of Southern California_sentence_240

USC was ranked 15th overall in the 2016 inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges. University of Southern California_sentence_241

In 2016, USC was ranked as a "Top 10 Dream College" for both parents and students according to The Princeton Review, as conferred from a survey of 10,000 respondents. University of Southern California_sentence_242

USC appeared in the top 10 list for both parents and students. University of Southern California_sentence_243

On the 2011 "Green Report Card", issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, the university received a B-. University of Southern California_sentence_244

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism was ranked 1st in 2014 by USA Today. University of Southern California_sentence_245

In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report rates USC's School of Law as 17th, the Marshall School of Business tied for 17th with the USC Leventhal School of Accounting 7th and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies 9th; the Keck School of Medicine of USC was ranked tied for 30th in research and tied for 53rd in primary care, the Viterbi School of Engineering9th, the Rossier School of Education 12th, the Roski School of Fine Arts graduate program 69th, the Sol Price School of Public Policy 3rd, the USC School of Social Work 25th, and the USC School of Pharmacy tied for 9th. University of Southern California_sentence_246

USC's graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy are ranked the nation's 1st and 3rd best programs, respectively, for 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. University of Southern California_sentence_247

The Philosophical Gourmet Report in 2015 ranked USC's graduate philosophy program as 8th nationally. University of Southern California_sentence_248

The Hollywood Reporter ranked the School of Cinematic Arts the No. University of Southern California_sentence_249

1 film school in the United States for the third year in a row in 2014. University of Southern California_sentence_250

In addition, USA Today ranked the School of Cinematic Arts the No. University of Southern California_sentence_251

1 film school in the United States in 2014. University of Southern California_sentence_252

The program's range of classes, facilities, and close proximity to the industry were the primary reasons for this ranking. University of Southern California_sentence_253

USA Today ranked the USC Marshall School of Business as the No. University of Southern California_sentence_254

3 school to study undergraduate business in the nation, as of 2015. University of Southern California_sentence_255

In 2015, Forbes ranked the USC Marshall School of Business 3rd in the nation in producing graduates who are most satisfied with their jobs. University of Southern California_sentence_256

The Princeton Review ranked USC video game design program as 1st out of 150 schools in North America. University of Southern California_sentence_257

The university's video game design programs are interdisciplinary, involving the Interactive Media & Games Division of the School of Cinematic Arts and the CS Games program in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. University of Southern California_sentence_258

The Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2015 ranked USC's combined departments of engineering and computer sciences as 10th in the world, social sciences 31st, and economics and business departments 29th. University of Southern California_sentence_259

Student body University of Southern California_section_14

University of Southern California_table_general_1

Student Demographics – Fall 2018University of Southern California_table_caption_1
University of Southern California_header_cell_1_0_0 StudentsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_0_1 OverallUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_0_2 U.S. CensusUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_0_3
Non-Hispanic WhiteUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_1_0 30.7%University of Southern California_cell_1_1_1 34%University of Southern California_cell_1_1_2 63.0%University of Southern California_cell_1_1_3
BlackUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_2_0 5.6%University of Southern California_cell_1_2_1 5%University of Southern California_cell_1_2_2 13.1%University of Southern California_cell_1_2_3
AsianUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_3_0 16.8%University of Southern California_cell_1_3_1 18%University of Southern California_cell_1_3_2 5.1%University of Southern California_cell_1_3_3
Hispanic (of any race)University of Southern California_header_cell_1_4_0 14.8%University of Southern California_cell_1_4_1 13%University of Southern California_cell_1_4_2 16.9%University of Southern California_cell_1_4_3
OtherUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_5_0 8.1%University of Southern California_cell_1_5_1 7%University of Southern California_cell_1_5_2 1.2%University of Southern California_cell_1_5_3
InternationalUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_1_6_0 23.9%University of Southern California_cell_1_6_1 24%University of Southern California_cell_1_6_2 (N/A)University of Southern California_cell_1_6_3

USC has a total enrollment of roughly 47,500 students, of which 20,000 are at the undergraduate and 27,500 at the graduate and professional levels. University of Southern California_sentence_260

Approximately 53% of students are female and 47% are male. University of Southern California_sentence_261

For the entering first-year class in 2020, 43% of incoming students are drawn from California, 42% from the rest of the United States, and 15% from abroad. University of Southern California_sentence_262

USC's student body encompasses 12,300 international students, the second most out of all universities in the United States. University of Southern California_sentence_263

Of the regularly enrolled international students, the most represented countries/regions are China (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan not included), India, South Korea, and Taiwan area, in that order. University of Southern California_sentence_264

Like other private universities, the nominal cost of attendance is high; however, the university's large endowment and significant revenue streams allow it to offer generous financial aid packages. University of Southern California_sentence_265

USC also offer some very competitive and highly valued merit-based scholarships (the full-tuition, four-year Mork Family, Stamps and Trustee scholarships; the half-tuition Presidential Scholarship; the one-quarter tuition Deans Scholarship), with only 5.5% of scholarship applicants being selected as finalists for the final interview invitation at the USC campus in Spring. University of Southern California_sentence_266

This makes USC one of the highest ranked universities to offer half-tuition and full-tuition merit-based scholarships. University of Southern California_sentence_267

These factors have propelled USC into being the 4th most economically diverse university in the nation. University of Southern California_sentence_268

Twenty percent of admitted and attending students are SCions, or students with familial ties to USC, while 14 percent are the first generation in their family to attend any form of college. University of Southern California_sentence_269

Twenty-four percent of undergraduates at USC are Pell Grant-eligible, which is defined by having come from a family household income of less than $50,000. University of Southern California_sentence_270

There are over 375,000 living Trojan alumni. University of Southern California_sentence_271

Admissions University of Southern California_section_15

University of Southern California_table_general_2

First-time first-year profileUniversity of Southern California_table_caption_2
University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_0 2019University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_1 2018University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_2 2017University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_3 2016University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_4 2015University of Southern California_header_cell_2_0_5
ApplicationsUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_2_1_0 66,198University of Southern California_cell_2_1_1 64,352University of Southern California_cell_2_1_2 56,676University of Southern California_cell_2_1_3 54,280University of Southern California_cell_2_1_4 51,924University of Southern California_cell_2_1_5
AdmittedUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_2_2_0 7,558University of Southern California_cell_2_2_1 8,339University of Southern California_cell_2_2_2 9,042University of Southern California_cell_2_2_3 9,022University of Southern California_cell_2_2_4 9,181University of Southern California_cell_2_2_5
% AdmittedUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_2_3_0 11.4University of Southern California_cell_2_3_1 13.0University of Southern California_cell_2_3_2 16.0University of Southern California_cell_2_3_3 16.6University of Southern California_cell_2_3_4 17.7University of Southern California_cell_2_3_5
EnrolledUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_2_4_0 3,168University of Southern California_cell_2_4_1 3,401University of Southern California_cell_2_4_2 3,358University of Southern California_cell_2_4_3 3,068University of Southern California_cell_2_4_4 2,949University of Southern California_cell_2_4_5
Average GPAUniversity of Southern California_header_cell_2_5_0 3.81University of Southern California_cell_2_5_1 3.79University of Southern California_cell_2_5_2 3.76University of Southern California_cell_2_5_3 3.73University of Southern California_cell_2_5_4 3.73University of Southern California_cell_2_5_5
SAT mid-50% Range

(out of 2400 through 2016;

out of 1600 afterward)University of Southern California_header_cell_2_6_0
1370-1520University of Southern California_cell_2_6_1 1350-1530University of Southern California_cell_2_6_2 1300-1500University of Southern California_cell_2_6_3 1930-2250University of Southern California_cell_2_6_4 1920-2250University of Southern California_cell_2_6_5
ACT mid-50% Range

(out of 36)University of Southern California_header_cell_2_7_0

31-34University of Southern California_cell_2_7_1 30-34University of Southern California_cell_2_7_2 30-34University of Southern California_cell_2_7_3 30-33University of Southern California_cell_2_7_4 30-33University of Southern California_cell_2_7_5

USC is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as "Most Selective", and Princeton Review rates its admissions selectivity of 98 out of 99. University of Southern California_sentence_272

Nearly 60,000 students applied for admission to the undergraduate class entering in 2020, with 16% being admitted. University of Southern California_sentence_273

Among enrolled freshman for Fall 2019, the interquartile (middle 50%) range of SAT scores was 670-740 for evidence-based reading and writing, 690-790 for math, and 1370-1520 for the composite. University of Southern California_sentence_274

The middle 50% ACT score range was 28-34 for math, 32-35 for English, and 31-34 for the composite. University of Southern California_sentence_275

USC was ranked the 10th most applied to university in the nation for fall 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. University of Southern California_sentence_276

Faculty and research University of Southern California_section_16

The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". University of Southern California_sentence_277

According to the National Science Foundation, USC spent $891 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 23rd in the nation. University of Southern California_sentence_278

USC employs approximately 3,249 full-time faculty, 1,486 part-time faculty, and about 10,744 staff members. University of Southern California_sentence_279

350 postdoctoral fellows are supported along with over 800 medical residents. University of Southern California_sentence_280

Among the USC faculty, 15 are members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 are members of the Institute of Medicine, 34 are members of the National Academy of Engineering, 92 are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and 32 are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 6 to the American Philosophical Society, and 9 to the National Academy of Public Administration. University of Southern California_sentence_281

29 USC faculty are listed as among the "Highly Cited" in the Institute for Scientific Information database. University of Southern California_sentence_282

George Olah won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and was the founding director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. University of Southern California_sentence_283

Leonard Adleman won the Turing Award in 2003. University of Southern California_sentence_284

Arieh Warshel won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. University of Southern California_sentence_285

The university also supports the Pacific Council on International Policy through joint programming, leadership collaboration, and facilitated connections among students, faculty, and Pacific Council members. University of Southern California_sentence_286

The university has two National Science Foundation–funded Engineering Research Centers: the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems. University of Southern California_sentence_287

The Department of Homeland Security selected USC as its first Homeland Security Center of Excellence. University of Southern California_sentence_288

Since 1991, USC has been the headquarters of the NSF and USGS funded Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). University of Southern California_sentence_289

The University of Southern California is a founding and charter member of CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, the nonprofit organization, which provides extremely high-performance Internet-based networking to California's K-20 research and education community. University of Southern California_sentence_290

USC researcher Jonathan Postel was an editor of communications-protocol for the fledgling internet, also known as ARPANET. University of Southern California_sentence_291

In July 2016 USC became home to the world's most powerful quantum computer, housed in a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility at the USC Information Sciences Institute, the only other commercially available quantum computing system operated jointly by NASA and Google. University of Southern California_sentence_292

Notable USC faculty include or have included the following: Leonard Adleman, Richard Bellman, Aimee Bender, Barry Boehm, Warren Bennis, Todd Boyd, T.C. University of Southern California_sentence_293 Boyle, Leo Buscaglia, Drew Casper, Manuel Castells, Erwin Chemerinsky, George V. Chilingar, Thomas Crow, António Damásio, Francis De Erdely, Percival Everett, Murray Gell-Mann, Seymour Ginsburg, G. University of Southern California_sentence_294 Thomas Goodnight, Jane Goodall, Solomon Golomb, Midori Goto, Susan Estrich, Janet Fitch, Tomlinson Holman, Jascha Heifetz, Henry Jenkins, Thomas H. Jordan, Mark Kac, Pierre Koenig, Neil Leach, Leonard Maltin, Daniel L. McFadden, Viet Thanh Nguyen, George Olah, Scott Page, Simon Ramo, Claudia Rankine, Irving Reed, Michael Waterman, Frank Gehry, Arieh Warshel, Lloyd Welch, Jonathan Taplin and Diane Winston. University of Southern California_sentence_295

Athletics University of Southern California_section_17

Main article: USC Trojans University of Southern California_sentence_296

The USC Trojans participate in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) as a member of the Pac-12 Conference and have won 123 total team national championships, 97 for men and 26 for women, including non-NCAA championships. University of Southern California_sentence_297

Of this total, 80 and 14 are NCAA National Championships for men and women, respectively. University of Southern California_sentence_298

The NCAA does not include college football championships in its calculation. University of Southern California_sentence_299

Although there are multiple organizations that name national championships, USC claims 11 football championships. University of Southern California_sentence_300

The men's 361 Individual Championships are the second-best in the nation and 53 ahead of third place, Texas Longhorns. University of Southern California_sentence_301

USC's cross-town rival is the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with whom there is fierce athletic and scholastic competition. University of Southern California_sentence_302

USC's rivalry with Notre Dame predates the UCLA rivalry by three years. University of Southern California_sentence_303

The Notre Dame rivalry stems mainly from the annual football game played between these two universities and is considered one of the greatest rivalries in college athletics. University of Southern California_sentence_304

USC has won 107 NCAA team championships, 3rd behind Stanford (126) and cross-town rival UCLA (117). University of Southern California_sentence_305

The Trojans have also won at least one national team title in 26 consecutive years (1959–60 to 1984–85). University of Southern California_sentence_306

USC won the National College All-Sports Championship, an annual ranking by USA Today of the country's top athletic programs, 6 times since its inception in 1971. University of Southern California_sentence_307

Four Trojans have won the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America: diver Sammy Lee (1953), shot putter Parry O'Brien (1959), swimmer John Naber (1977) and swimmer Janet Evans (1989). University of Southern California_sentence_308

From the 1904 Summer Olympics through the 2014 Winter Olympics, 632 University of Southern California_sentence_309

Trojan athletes have competed in the Games, taking home 144 gold medals, 93 silver and 72 bronze. University of Southern California_sentence_310

If it were an independent country, USC would be ranked 13th in the world in 2016 in terms of medals. University of Southern California_sentence_311

Since 1912, USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every summer Olympiad. University of Southern California_sentence_312

Men's sports University of Southern California_section_18

In men's sports, USC has won 97 team national championships (84 NCAA titles) – more than any other school – and male athletes have won a record 303 individual NCAA titles. University of Southern California_sentence_313

The Trojans have won 26 championships in track and field, 21 in tennis, 12 in baseball, 9 in swimming and diving, 9 in water polo, 6 in volleyball, 2 in indoor track and field, and 1 in gymnastics. University of Southern California_sentence_314

USC's men's basketball has appeared in the NCAA tournament 15 times, and made 2 NCAA Final Four appearances. University of Southern California_sentence_315

The USC football program has historically ranked among the best in Division I FBS. University of Southern California_sentence_316

The Trojans football team has won 11 national championships. University of Southern California_sentence_317

Seven players have won the Heisman Trophy, although the school claims six, after alleged violations involving Reggie Bush. University of Southern California_sentence_318

As of 2019, 511 Trojans have been taken in the NFL draft, making it the school with the most NFL draft picks. University of Southern California_sentence_319

For the 2015 season, USC football was ranked 1st overall in recruiting by Rivals.com, with 4 five-star commits, 17 four-star commits, and 5 three-star commits. University of Southern California_sentence_320

Women's sports University of Southern California_section_19

Women's teams have earned 27 national championships. University of Southern California_sentence_321

The Women of Troy have brought home 64 individual NCAA crowns. University of Southern California_sentence_322

Two Women of Troy athletes have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller (1983–84) and Angela Williams (2001–02). University of Southern California_sentence_323

And Trojan women have won 8 Honda Awards, as the top female athlete in their sport. University of Southern California_sentence_324

The Women of Troy have won 7 championships in tennis, 6 in volleyball, 4 in water polo, 3 in golf, 2 in basketball, 2 in beach volleyball, 1 in swimming and diving, 2 in track and field and 2 in soccer. University of Southern California_sentence_325

Traditions and student activities University of Southern California_section_20

As one of the oldest universities in California, the University of Southern California has a number of traditions. University of Southern California_sentence_326

USC's official fight song is "Fight On", which was composed in 1922 by USC dental student Milo Sweet with lyrics by Sweet and Glen Grant. University of Southern California_sentence_327

Rivalries University of Southern California_section_21

Main articles: Notre Dame – USC rivalry and UCLA–USC rivalry University of Southern California_sentence_328

USC has rivalries with multiple schools. University of Southern California_sentence_329

Although generally limited to football, USC has a major rivalry with Notre Dame. University of Southern California_sentence_330

The annual game is played for the Jeweled Shillelagh. University of Southern California_sentence_331

The rivalry has featured more national championship teams, Heisman trophy winners, All-Americans, and future NFL hall-of-famers than any other collegiate match-up. University of Southern California_sentence_332

The two schools have kept the annual game on their schedules since 1926 (except 1942–44 because of World War II travel restrictions) and the game is often referred to as the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football. University of Southern California_sentence_333

USC's most famous rival is UCLA, with whom there is fierce athletic and scholastic competition. University of Southern California_sentence_334

Both universities are in Los Angeles and approximately 10 miles (16 km) apart. University of Southern California_sentence_335

Until 1982 the two schools also shared the same football stadium, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. University of Southern California_sentence_336

The victor of the annual football game takes home the Victory Bell. University of Southern California_sentence_337

The Trojans and Bruins also compete in a year-long all-sports competition for the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy. University of Southern California_sentence_338

Pranks between UCLA and USC were commonplace several decades ago. University of Southern California_sentence_339

Both universities have cracked down on pranks since a 1989 incident when USC students released hundreds of crickets into the main UCLA library during finals week. University of Southern California_sentence_340

Days before a clash between rivals UCLA and USC in 2009, the Bruins mascot was vandalized. University of Southern California_sentence_341

It was splashed in cardinal and gold paint, USC's official colors sparking memories of pranks played in the years earlier. University of Southern California_sentence_342

The week preceding the annual football matchup with UCLA is known as "Troy Week" and features a number of traditions including CONQUEST! University of Southern California_sentence_343

"The Ultimate Trojan Experience", Save Tommy Night, the CONQUEST! University of Southern California_sentence_344

Bonfire, and all-night vigils by the USC Helenes and Trojan Knights to protect the campus from UCLA Bruins. University of Southern California_sentence_345

In addition, USC has rivalries with other Pac-12 schools, particularly the Stanford Cardinal as they are the only two private universities in the Pac-12 Conference and are situated at opposing regions of California, as well as being the two oldest private research universities in California, 1880 and 1891 respectively. University of Southern California_sentence_346

Recently, a rivalry has begun to exist between USC and the University of Oregon because of the two universities' dominant football programs, with each school often serving as the toughest match-up on the opponent's schedule. University of Southern California_sentence_347

Mascots University of Southern California_section_22

Traveler, a white Andalusian horse, is the university's official mascot. University of Southern California_sentence_348

It first appeared at a football game in 1961, was ridden by Richard Saukko, and was known as Traveler I. University of Southern California_sentence_349

The current horse is known as Traveler IX. University of Southern California_sentence_350

Tommy Trojan, officially known as the Trojan Shrine, is a bronze statue in the model of a Trojan warrior at the center of campus. University of Southern California_sentence_351

It is commonly mistaken as the school's official mascot. University of Southern California_sentence_352

The statue was modeled after Trojan football players, and the statue is engraved with the ideal characteristics of a Trojan. University of Southern California_sentence_353

It is a popular meeting point for students and a landmark for visitors. University of Southern California_sentence_354

In the 1940s, George Tirebiter, a car-chasing dog, was the most popular unofficial mascot. University of Southern California_sentence_355

It gained fame among students after it bit the mascot of the UCLA Bruins, and was kept by the Trojan Knights. University of Southern California_sentence_356

The dog was known to chase down cars on Trousdale Parkway, which runs through campus. University of Southern California_sentence_357

After the original dog died, three others succeeded it. University of Southern California_sentence_358

A statue was built in 2006 to honor the unofficial mascot. University of Southern California_sentence_359

Marching band University of Southern California_section_23

USC's marching band, known as The Spirit of Troy, has been featured in at least 10 major movies, and has performed in both the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. University of Southern California_sentence_360

They have also performed on television shows and with other musicians. University of Southern California_sentence_361

The band performed on the title track of the 1979 Fleetwood Mac album Tusk, which went on to be a multi-platinum record. University of Southern California_sentence_362

The band performed during halftime at Super Bowl XXI in 1987 and Super Bowl XXII in 1988. University of Southern California_sentence_363

In 1990, the band performed live on America's Funniest Home Videos. University of Southern California_sentence_364

Additionally, the band later played on another multi-platinum Fleetwood Mac album, The Dance (1997). University of Southern California_sentence_365

The Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. University of Southern California_sentence_366

In recent years, the band has appeared at the 2009 Grammy Awards, accompanying Radiohead; on the 2009 Academy Awards with Beyoncé and Hugh Jackman; and during the finale of American Idol 2008, backing Renaldo Lapuz in instrumentation of his original song "We're Brothers Forever." University of Southern California_sentence_367

In 2009, the band played on the show Dancing with the Stars. University of Southern California_sentence_368

The USC band was only one of two American groups invited to march in the Hong Kong Chinese New Year parade in 2003 and 2004. University of Southern California_sentence_369

The Trojan Marching Band performed at the 2005 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan. University of Southern California_sentence_370

In May 2006, the Trojan Marching Band traveled to Italy, performing once in Florence, and twice in Rome (including in front of the Coliseum). University of Southern California_sentence_371

The band has also, for many years, performed the 1812 Overture with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (or occasionally with other orchestras) each year at the Hollywood Bowl "Tchaikovsky Spectacular". University of Southern California_sentence_372

Spirit groups University of Southern California_section_24

Song Girls University of Southern California_section_25

For over 45 years, the USC Song Girls have been considered as the "Crown Jewels of USC Spirit." University of Southern California_sentence_373

Founded in 1967, the USC Song Girls appear at football, basketball, and volleyball games as well as other sporting events, rallies, and university and alumni functions. University of Southern California_sentence_374

The squad also performs internationally. University of Southern California_sentence_375

The squad has traveled to Italy, Austria, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Japan, China and Australia, most recently having traveled to Milan, Italy to perform at the 2015 World Expo on America's Independence Day. University of Southern California_sentence_376

Unlike other college cheer teams, Song Girls are primarily a dance squad and do not perform gymnastics, stunts or lead cheers. University of Southern California_sentence_377

The Song Girls perform to the music of and often appear with The Spirit of Troy. University of Southern California_sentence_378

Together with the Trojan Marching Band, they are a visible public face of the University and function as the ambassadors of spirit and goodwill for the Trojan Family. University of Southern California_sentence_379

Yell Leaders University of Southern California_section_26

Lindley Bothwell founded the USC Yell Leading Squad in 1919 in his first year as a student at USC. University of Southern California_sentence_380

He felt that together, with a few friends, he could aid in "firing up" the crowd during football games. University of Southern California_sentence_381

The USC Yell Leaders worked closely with The Spirit of Troy and the Song Girls to lead cheers and perform stunts to rally Trojan fans at football, basketball, and volleyball games. University of Southern California_sentence_382

The sweater-clad team consisted of all men for most of its existence, though the squad later opened itself up to applicants from both sexes and did feature one female Yell Leader in 1998. University of Southern California_sentence_383

They were disbanded by the University after the 2005–06 season and replaced by the co-ed Spirit Leaders. University of Southern California_sentence_384

Spirit Leaders University of Southern California_section_27

The USC Spirit Leaders are responsible for leading stadium wide chants and increasing crowd participation at all Trojan athletic events, including football and basketball games. University of Southern California_sentence_385

Working in proud partnership with the Trojan Marching Band and the USC Song Girls, the USC Spirit Leaders help to create a winning atmosphere for all Trojan athletes. University of Southern California_sentence_386

Student media University of Southern California_section_28

The Daily Trojan has been the student newspaper of USC since 1912 and is a primary source of news and information for the campus. University of Southern California_sentence_387

It secured the first interview of President Richard Nixon after his resignation. University of Southern California_sentence_388

The publication does not receive financial aid from the university and instead runs entirely on advertisement revenue. University of Southern California_sentence_389

Published from Monday to Friday during the fall and spring semesters, the newspaper turns into the Summer Trojan during the summer term and publishes once a week. University of Southern California_sentence_390

It is the paper of record on campus. University of Southern California_sentence_391

KXSC, previously known as KSCR, is the university's student-run college radio station, which is managed entirely by an unpaid staff of nearly 200 undergraduate and graduate student volunteers. University of Southern California_sentence_392

The station gives students hands-on experience in a variety of music industry and broadcast-related positions, including live event promotion, social media management, radio production and audio engineering. University of Southern California_sentence_393

In addition to providing almost 24 hours of daily live programming, the station also hosts live events, bringing local and touring bands to campus. University of Southern California_sentence_394

The station's annual KXSC Fest, which began in 2009, has played host to performers such as Nosaj Thing, Muna (band), Mika Miko, Dan Deacon, Thee Oh Sees, and Flying Lotus. University of Southern California_sentence_395

KXSC traces its roots to the original KUSC, which was operated by students starting in 1946. University of Southern California_sentence_396

When KUSC transitioned to classical programming and moved off-campus in the mid-1970s, a group of students reacted to renewed demand for student-run radio station and founded KSCR in 1975. University of Southern California_sentence_397

KSCR was broadcast at 1560AM out of a student in the Hancock Foundation Building. University of Southern California_sentence_398

In 1984, the University authorized a grant to move KSCR to a new location in Marks Hall. University of Southern California_sentence_399

In 2010, KSCR adopted the call letters KXSC in order to be eligible to obtain a new FM license from the FCC, as well as to mark the station's move to a brand-new facility in the basement of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. University of Southern California_sentence_400

Trojan Vision (often abbreviated as TV8) is the Student television station at USC. University of Southern California_sentence_401

TV8 was established in 1997 by the Annenberg School for Communication, but is now a part of the School of Cinematic Arts. University of Southern California_sentence_402

Trojan Vision broadcasts 24/7 from the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts to the University Park Campus on Channel 8.1 and online through their website. University of Southern California_sentence_403

Programming is also made available to the greater Los Angeles community on local channel LA36. University of Southern California_sentence_404

In addition to a selection of regularly airing shows of many genres, Trojan Vision also broadcasts the shows Platforum, a round-table debate show; Annenberg TV News, a news program; and CU@USC, an interview program. University of Southern California_sentence_405

El Rodeo is USC's student-run yearbook. University of Southern California_sentence_406

One of the oldest student traditions at the university, the first edition was released in 1889 and was originally called The Sybil. University of Southern California_sentence_407

The name was changed to El Rodeo in 1899 to reflect the cowboy-themed events students threw to advertise the yearbook as a "roundup" of the year's events. University of Southern California_sentence_408

It was long packaged with the Student Activity Card, which gave students access to all home sports games. University of Southern California_sentence_409

Since the card was dissolved in 2007, the yearbook has been sold as a stand-alone item. University of Southern California_sentence_410

Greek life University of Southern California_section_29

The Greek community has had a long history on the campus. University of Southern California_sentence_411

Centered on a portion of West 28th Street known as "The Row", between Figueroa Street and Hoover Street just north of campus, USC's Greek system began soon after the school's founding when Kappa Alpha Theta founded a chapter in 1887. University of Southern California_sentence_412

Today the university sponsors 16 fraternities and 11 sororities in the Interfraternity Conference (IFC) and Panhellenic Conference (PHC), respectively. University of Southern California_sentence_413

Outside the Panhellenic and Interfraternity conferences, the Greek community at USC is very diverse, boasting the Multicultural, Asian, Inter-Fraternity (composed of professional fraternities), and the National Pan-Hellenic (historically Black) Councils. University of Southern California_sentence_414

Organizations governed by these councils include chapters of some of the oldest Latino and Black Greek organizations in the country and the oldest Asian fraternity in Southern California; while also including established professional business, engineering, and pre-law fraternities and other multiculturally based groups. University of Southern California_sentence_415

Popular media University of Southern California_section_30

Because of USC's proximity to Hollywood, close ties between the School of Cinematic Arts and entertainment industry, and the architecture on campus, the university has been used in numerous movies, television series, commercials, and music videos. University of Southern California_sentence_416

USC is frequently used by filmmakers, standing in for numerous other universities. University of Southern California_sentence_417

According to IMDB, USC's campus has been featured in at least 180 film and television titles. University of Southern California_sentence_418

Movies filmed at USC include Forrest Gump, Legally Blonde, Road Trip, The Girl Next Door, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Love & Basketball, Blue Chips, Ghostbusters, Live Free or Die Hard, House Party 2, The Number 23, The Social Network and The Graduate. University of Southern California_sentence_419

Television series that have used the USC campus include How to Get Away With Murder, Cold Case, Entourage, 24, The O.C. University of Southern California_sentence_420 , Beverly Hills, 90210, Moesha, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, House M.D., CSI: NY, Undeclared, The West Wing, Alias, The Office, Monk, The United States of Tara, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, and The Roommate. University of Southern California_sentence_421

Notable alumni University of Southern California_section_31

For a more comprehensive list, see List of University of Southern California people. University of Southern California_sentence_422

Among the notable alumni of the University of Southern California have become prominent scientists, musicians, business leaders, engineers, architects, athletes, actors, politicians, and those that have gained both national and international fame. University of Southern California_sentence_423

To keep alumni connected, the Trojan network consists of over 100 alumni groups on five continents. University of Southern California_sentence_424

A common saying among those associated with the school is that one is a "Trojan for Life". University of Southern California_sentence_425

Among notable alumni are Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon; O. University of Southern California_sentence_426 J. Simpson, football star in the 1960s; George Lucas, creator of Star Wars; Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm Inc. and inventor of the Viterbi Algorithm; Academy Award winner John Wayne (who also played in the USC football team); actor and comedian Will Ferrell; Emmy Award-winning actor John Ritter; Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry; Hall of Fame football player Ron Mix; longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss; recycling symbol designer Gary Anderson; composer Bertha Weber; former Secretary of State Warren Christopher; former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of Pakistani democracy; deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president in that country's history; actress America Ferrera; and journalist Julie Chen; and Former Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh. University of Southern California_sentence_427

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