The University of Southern California is a private, non-profit university, located in Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1880 and is known for the fact that is enrolls more international students than any other school of higher learning in the USA – students come from 120 countries, and all 50 states. Furthermore, the University of Southern California is the oldest research school in the state, having developed a strong tradition in integrating liberal and professional education. The institution offers amazing opportunities for study abroad and internships – it highly encourages students to ‘cross both academic and geographic boundaries in the pursuit of knowledge’.
Another notable fact is that USC was named "College of the Year 2000" by the editors of Time and The Princeton Review for the university's extensive community-service programs. The institution is the most economically diverse top-ranked school in the States, also sponsoring a wide range of intercollegiate sports and competing in the NCAA Pacific-12 Conference.
Finally, rankings reveal the high quality educational service that the institution offers, too. USC is ranked 23rd among national universities by U.S.News & World Report, 46th among world universities, and 35th among universities in the Americas by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Here are some more specific rankings by the USNWR: The School of Law is 18th, the Marshall School of Business is ranked 10th in undergraduate education, and the Keck School of Medicine is 34th in research; the Viterbi School of Engineering is 7th, and the Rossier School of Education - 14th.