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Is USC classified as a research institution?

Hi all, I've been researching colleges and came across the University of Southern California. I'm wondering if USC is classified as a research university since I'm really interested in getting involved with research during college. Any insights would be appreciated!

9 months ago

Hello! Yes, the University of Southern California (USC) is indeed classified as a research institution. In fact, it's classified as an R1 research university, which represents the highest level of research activity within the US higher education system. This designation means that the university engages in extensive research programs, and students like you have good opportunities to get involved in research projects across different disciplines, working with experienced faculty members and researchers.

USC is known for having a wide range of research centers and institutes across its various schools, including the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and the Keck School of Medicine, among others. It would be helpful to explore their respective websites for more information on the specific research areas and opportunities available. As an undergraduate student, you may be able to participate in research projects either independently or as part of a team, and even secure funding for your projects in certain cases.

I hope this information helps you as you continue researching colleges. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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