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 (btw, we don’t envy that position)!  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.

First Year Applications

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.

First Year Students, Fall 2018

But we only have so much room to keep our programs small and personal.  We are excited to offer you a spot in the 2018 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.

We know you have been admitted to a number of fantastic universities, and as a result you have a challenging decision ahead of you.  We want to help you learn more about USC Viterbi to find out if we are the best place for you to thrive.

Here’s what we suggest doing as your next steps:

Visit Campus

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 29).

Schedule Your Visit

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.

Register For Your City

Financial Aid

Have questions about your financial aid package?  Need to submit more documents, or check the status of your package? The counselors at the Financial Aid office are a great first step.

Learn About Financial Aid

Check out our Podcast


Learn more how you can enhance your engineering studies

What Will Your Major Be?

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Design technology that moves

Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Creating fuels, materials, and ``stuff`` of tomorrow

Electrical Engineering

Power Up

Astronautical Engineering

Beyond the earth's atmosphere

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Infrastructure, Transportation, Smart Systems for Living

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Engineering better businesses

Biomedical Engineering

Help others live better and longer

Computer Science & Engineering

Its way more than coding

Undeclared Engineering

Explore the possibilities

Join us for our online events

Live Chats

Meet Current Students


A group of our current students will be live and on-camera to answer your questions:  “What is student life like?”  “What’s the best dorm?” “Will I have a social life?” “How’s the food?!”

Ask your questions ahead of time, or just ask during the session.


Learn From Alumni


Join Paul Ledesma, Director of Undergraduate Admission, as he hosts a panel of recent Viterbi alumni as they reflect on their time at USC and discuss what they are doing these days.

Learn about our alums’ educational paths, their careers, and how they build all that from their time at USC.


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Live Lab & Facility Tours

Instagram Live Lab Tours – TBD

Our students will host a variety of lab tours and special topic discussions through Instagram Live.  Follow viterbistudent on Instagram, and mark your calendars with the dates below!

APRIL 6 | AeroDesign Team @ 4PM PT
APRIL 9 | McGill Composites Center @ 12PM PT
APRIL 13 | Biomechanics Lab @ 12PM PT
APRIL 16 | Childress Environmental Research @ 1PM PT
APRIL 20 | Drones and Aquatic Robotics @ 12:15PM PT
APRIL 23 | Advanced Materials/Integrated Optical Devices @ 1PM PT