Welcome to the website of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where you will find news and information about USC Dornsife during one of the most exciting periods in its history — a history that dates back to 1880.
The largest and oldest of the USC schools, USC Dornsife functions as the academic core of the university, offering courses and advancing knowledge across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
For more than a decade, USC’s undergraduate programs, centered in USC Dornsife, have consistently gained in stature. We see this both in a rise in average SAT scores and an increasing selectivity in admissions — in 2015 USC Dornsife welcomed the most selective class ever with an acceptance rate of 17.5 percent. Twenty-five percent of applicants were admitted in 2007.
At the same time, we have initiated a concerted effort to strengthen USC Dornsife’s graduate programs, which include 35 doctoral degree programs.
A 25 percent expansion of our faculty in recent years has helped catalyze the growth of USC Dornsife’s research enterprise.
Through institutional partnerships and service-learning programs, USC Dornsife has built strong alliances with the diverse communities of Southern California.
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Office of the DeanUSC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
3551 Trousdale Pkwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4012
Telephone (213) 740-2531
Fax (213) 740-8887