University of Southern California
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the top research institutions in the country. Founded in 1880, it is California's oldest private research university and is renowned for their business, law, engineering, social work, medicine programs, communication and journalism, and cinematic arts. With an acceptance rate of 16 percent, USC is also among the most selective academic institutions in the nation.
USC's main campus is in University Park, just two miles from downtown Los Angeles. USC also operates the Keck School of Medicine and is located only three miles from the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. In addition to its refined academic programs, USC is also a top name in collegiate sports and competes in the NCAA as a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The USC football program has historically ranked among the best in Division I, and local fans and alum are fiercely loyal to the USC Trojans!