You Got the Big Envelope!
As one of our most recent additions to the Viterbi School of Engineering there is a lot for you to think about. You are likely admitted to some great schools and you have a tough choice to make! These admitted student pages are all about you and your decision. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate in contacting us right away.
You were part of the largest applicant pool in the history of USC and the Viterbi School of Engineering. To say the competition was fierce is an understatement. We had the opportunity to meet a number of great students through this last application cycle, we wish we could have admitted more.
But we only have so much room to keep our programs small and personal. We are excited to offer you a spot in the 2019 USC Viterbi first year class. You and about 400 others will start immediately in engineering courses this fall. Engineering faculty will teach your courses right from the start, and you will have the flexibility to do more than engineering.
Meet the Students
Our students can get involved in research, internships, and student organizations related to their major. Hear directly from some current Viterbi students about their experiences.
“Working with Dr. Vayanos on Preserving Biodiversity Using Robust Optimization, I'm using lots of biodiversity and land data in the Americas to help not-for-profits determine what areas of land would be most beneficial for them to purchase in the interest of preserving jaguars.”Christopher DoehringIndustrial & Systems Engineering '22
“For my Engineering+, I am pursuing a minor in Applied Analytics. I also am a part of Thematic Option (I highly recommend it) and I like to play my violin during my free time.”Priya IrukulapatiComputer Science '22
“I was a general engineer in the Liquid Propulsion Laboratory, dedicated to designing, building, and testing liquid rocket engines. I also started and now co-lead the Advanced Spacecraft Propulsion and Energy (ASPEN) Lab, focused on modeling nuclear-based propulsion systems”Spencer PowersAerospace Engineering '20
“The best parts about the challenges is the collaboration and support offered by both the professors and classmates. As things get a bit more difficult, you get really close with your classmates. There's no competitiveness - which is why I chose USC.”Pooja MoolchandaniMechanical Engineering '19
“I really like how many opportunities there are to pursue my interests and the support I’m given to follow through on my ideas. If you have an idea and are willing to put the work in, there is almost always a way to make it a reality.”Mark YampolskyComputer Science '19
“Places like the Center for Engineering Diversity and organizations like SHPE have given me a home away from home, and I truly have found my people here. I feel like everybody wants the people around them to succeed, from staff and faculty to my peers.”Arynn GallegosElectrical Engineering '20
“I did the Tsinghua-Viterbi Research Exchange program, doing bioinformatics research in Beijing and spent 7 weeks taking engineering classes in Rome through the Viterbi Overseas Program. I also took iPodia, working with students from Israel, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, Korea and China.”Rhea ChoudhuryBiomedical Engineering '19
Listen while you scroll!
Listen While You Scroll!
Tune in to hear some of the awesome stories we have to tell about Viterbi students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We’ll be exploring interesting engineering topics as well as things like the admission process!
Viterbi Voices: The Podcast is your chance to hear stories about research, classes, student life, and more directly from our faculty, students, and other members of our engineering community. Click the link below to see the rest of our episodes!
Here’s what we suggest doing as your next steps:
On campus or in a city near you.
Learn everything you can and find out if USC and the Viterbi School is right for you by visiting during one of our admitted student programs. Visit for a full day (Explore USC), half day (Preview USC), or during our weekend admitted student program (April 27).
Off Campus Events
If you can’t make it to campus, chances are we are making our way to you! Check out all the cities around the country and around the world we are heading this April for admitted student events.
Check out the major you’ve been admitted to or one of our other 30 degree programs
You can reserve your housing spot, even if you haven’t yet committed to USC.
We’ve got Live Chats, 360 virtual tours, and more..
Meet Current Students
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 @ 7PM (PDT)
Meet some of our current students in a live, online video chat on March 31. Students will be live and on-screen to discuss their experiences at the USC Viterbi School and why they chose USC. Get your questions answered and learn more about #ViterbiLife.
Learn from Alumni
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 @ 10:30AM (PDT)
Join us and a number of alumni in a live chat broadcast from the Silicon Valley. The online video chat is open to all admitted students on our LIVE page on April 13. Alumni will answer questions, discuss their experiences at the USC Viterbi School, and where they are now. Learn more about your possible future.
360 Virtual Tours
CHECK OUT VITERBI VOICES
Our current Viterbi students are putting together 360 virtual video tours of various spots on campus. Keep an eye out on their website and Youtube channel to see what’s coming up!
DEADLINE: May 1, 2019
Our advisors will help you register for your first semester of classes and your orientation advisors will help you get acclimated to USC.
We can’t wait to see you on Wednesday, August 14, 2019!
Get Your Questions Answered.
The Viterbi Admission Staff is here to help you with this big decision.
Explore All USC Viterbi Has to Offer
We know you have a lot of questions and want to gather as much information as possible before you make your decision. Check out some resources we offer to help you learn more about what it’s like to be an engineering student at USC.
Engineering @ USC
Learn more about Viterbi.
We’ve got some facts and figures you’ll be interested in
Don’t just study engineering…
Learn more how you can enhance your engineering studies
Hands On Opportunities
In and out of the classroom.
Classes, research, internships, student organizations
Yes, engineers can study abroad!
We provide several abroad experiences for engineers
Imagine yourself on campus.
Learn more about life at USC as an engineering student at Viterbi Voices:
The Engineering Disciplines
USC Viterbi has ten academic disciplines spread across eight departments to make up more than thirty major combinations. Take some time to explore all of your interests.