9,500-Plus Students Offered Admission to USC for Fall Term

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Nearly 60,000 students from around the world applied for admission to the University of Southern California for the fall term, and 9.535 of them -- just shy of 16% -- have been offered a spot, the school reported today.

International students account for 14% of those offered admission, according to the university, which reported that accepted applicants have an average unweighted GPA of 3.88.

``USC is honored to have received applications from so many high- achieving, creative, diverse and uniquely talented individuals who applied to join us,'' said Timothy Brunold, USC's dean of admission.

``The demand for a USC education remains strong, and the commitment to our core mission endures,'' he said. ``USC is, and will always be, devoted to nurturing compassionate and innovative students who will help our society as a whole.''

According to USC:

-- Straight-A students make up 38% of the fall admits. The average admitted student had test scores in the 97th percentile and enrolled in six to seven Advanced Placement courses in high school.

-- Among the fall admits, 17% would be the first in their families to attend college. Underrepresented minority groups comprise 29%.

-- USC's fall admits come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories, with some 3,500 high schools represented. California is the most represented state at 40%. Outside California, the leading U.S. states for students are, in order: Texas, New York, Illinois, Washington and Florida.

-- International students from 96 countries comprise 14% of those admitted, a rate comparable to previous years. Outside the U.S., the most represented countries are China, India, South Korea, Canada and Mexico.

Enrollment commitments are due May 1.

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