Freshman class has more foreign students, men
Posted September 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm in News
This yearâs freshman class is more diverse than the 2010-2011 freshman class, according to The University of Southern California Freshman Profile and Admission Information for the 2011-2012 school year, released Friday.
Changes in the profile include an increase in admitted students and enrollees as well as an improvement in applicantsâ standardized test scores.
For the 2011-2012 school year, 37,210 students applied for admission to USC, compared with 35,794 in the 2010-2011 school year.
The percentage of enrolled international students also increased by 4 percent.
More international students enrolled in USC from the South Pacific this year; countries like Singapore and Indonesia are better represented than areas in Europe and Asia, such as the United Kingdom and Turkey.
Enrolled USC students balanced out to an even male-to-female ratio, compared with 45 percent male and 55 percent female last year.
First-generation college students also increased from the previous year, with the new class comprised of 14 percent first-generation college students, compared with last yearâs 12 percent.
The estimated total cost of attendance increased, rising from a total of $55,578 to $57,876.
This increase in expenses also comes with an increase in the quantity of scholarships USC granted to students.
Thirteen more scholarships were given to incoming freshmen in the class of 2015 than to the class of 2014 for a total of 679 Trustee, Presidential, Dean scholarships and the new Mork Family scholarships that grant students full tuition as well as a stipend for their time at USC.