Record Number of Black Admits at the University of Southern California

The University of Southern California reports that it had a record 80,790 applicants for the Class of 2027. This is up by 17 percent from a year ago. Slightly more than 8,000 students were accepted for admission. The surge in applicants drove down the university’s fall admission rate to 9.9 percent, the lowest it’s ever been.

The university reports that 13 percent of all students offered admission, identify as Black, a record for the university. The entering class at the University of Southern California this past fall was 11.1 percent Black. In the fall of 2020, only 8.6 percent of the entering class was Black.

“USC is a school that people are interested in and curious about,” said Timothy Brunold, dean of admission. “While we’re not going for any particular number, we’re glad our outreach efforts have brought more interest to the university, especially from first-generation students and those from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.”

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