It was founded in 1880.
The university is the oldest private research university in California. It is frequently listed among the top 50 universities in the United States, and enrolls the largest number of international students of any American school. It is also ranked among one of the 10 most expensive schools in the country.
USC is well known for its high rank in college sports, being second best in the NCAA. Athletes from the university have won a total of 287 Olympic medals. If USC was a country, it would rank 12th in most Olympic gold medals. Notable Students