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! This admitted student page is here to help you with your decision. If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com, or (213) 600-9919.
You were part of the largest applicant pools in the history of USC and the Viterbi School of Engineering. To say this was a competitive year would be an understatement. We had the opportunity to meet a number of great students through this last application cycle, and 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 2023 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.
First and foremost, look at the campus. To this day, I have these existential moments where I fully process how lucky I am to go to a collegiate, brick, green, and FLAT school in the middle of Los Angeles.Kory ArfaniaComputer Science, '25
...USC feels more like a community that is collaborative and allows you to ask questions in a non-judgmental spaceSydney FiorentinoChemical Engineering, '23
I became involved in research my first semester on campus, and it was a simple and quick process for me; all I needed to do was showcase my interest and willingness to learn!Victoria PinkettMechanical Engineering, '24
I met people that day that became a part of my life for the next four years. Everyone was just so nice and welcoming and happy. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire day.Natalie LeCivil Engineering (Building Science), '23
...being able to take classes and learn things outside of engineering; joining organizations and participating in activities related to social justice and making an impact; having good on-campus housing; and, most importantly, liking the people at my school.Neha YadavBiomedical Engineering, '2023
Here’s what we suggest doing as your next steps:
Register for an On-Campus or Off-Campus Event
Review your Admitted Student Welcome Book
Join Live Events with Viterbi Students
Speak with current students by registering for our Admitted Student Live Chat
Register for a Virtual Demo Class to see what a real engineering class is like.
Learn about Viterbi professors and their research and classes by watching the recordings of our Faculty Roundtable Sessions
Submit Your Commitment Deposit by May 1st
Register for Orientation
We’re thrilled to finally be able to meet you on campus for one of our admitted student events. Throughout the month of April, we will be hosting seven admitted student events. There will be one full-day program on Sunday, and the rest will be weekday events. Please only register for one event–either an event during the weekend, or the weekday events.
Events Near You
While we strongly recommend visiting campus to get a better feel for USC, we also understand that not everyone can make the trip. If you can’t make it to campus, we hope one of the following events may be a bit easier to attend and learn about USC and the Viterbi School.
Review the Welcome Book
Your Admitted Student Guidebook gives you all the information you need in order to learn more about your future at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Learn more about your future undergraduate experience through our approach to an engineering education, your opportunities for more outside of engineering, and your specific major and future classes.
Wednesday, APRIL 19th at 4:00 PM (PT)
Can’t make it to any of our in-person on-campus or off-campus events? You can still learn more about the USC Viterbi School, its programs, research, and student life by attending this virtual keynote session, hosted by Paul Ledesma, Executive Director of Admission of the USC Viterbi School.
Live Events with Viterbi Students
Want to connect with current engineering and computer science students? Join them at one (or all!) of the virtual events they are hosting for you. Make sure to ask them your questions and hear about their unique experience at the Viterbi School.
Viterbi Mukbang and Food Tour
DATE: Friday, March 31st at 12:00 PM (PT)
Where can I eat on campus? The Viterbi Students take you on a live virtual tour of all the popular dining halls and eateries on campus. They’ll pick up their favorite snacks, sit down to chat, and answer any questions you might have. No registration is needed. Make sure to join our students on Instagram live on the day of the event!
Instagram | @viterbistudent
DATE: Tuesday, April 4th at 4:30 PM (PT)
Where will I live as a first-year student? The Viterbi Students take you on a live virtual tour of some of USC’s First-Year Residential Halls. They’ll answer your questions about living on campus, the dorm experience, and more. No registration is needed. Make sure to join our students on Instagram live on the day of the event!
Instagram | @viterbistudent
Engineering Campus Tour
DATE: Thursday, April 6th at 3:00 PM (PT)
Where do I study? What buildings are my classes in? The Viterbi Students take you on a live virtual tour of the engineering and computer science buildings. Have a sneak peek at some of the 20+ buildings that make up the Viterbi School. They may even show you the hidden gems of Viterbi. No registration is needed. Make sure to join our students on Instagram live on the day of the event!
Instagram | @viterbistudent
Admitted Student Live Chat
DATE: Sunday, April 16th at 7:00 PM (PT)
Get to know current engineering and computer science students and hear about their journey at USC! Join the students to discuss their majors, what they do on campus, and why they chose USC. They can’t wait to get to know you and answer all of your questions.
Virtual Demo Classes
Interested in seeing what an engineering class is like? Stop by one of our virtual demo classes to see an example of an engineering lecture, discussion, or demonstration by one of our engineering professors.
Data Structures in C++ and Information Technology Overview
DATE: Friday, April 7th at 3:00 PM (PT)
Join Professor Nathan Greenfield as he discusses data structures in C++ and demonstrates assignments from a current course. This class will also give an overview of our Information Technology Program (ITP) and highlight the opportunities available to students.
Biomedical Systems and Signals
DATE: Friday, April 7th at 4:00 PM (PT)
Join Professor Brent Liu for a demo class on Biomedical Systems and Signals. This course will introduce the audience to signals and systems and will highlight their importance in Biomedical Applications.
DATE: Wednesday, April 12th at 2:00 PM (PT)
Join Professor Henry Koffman for a demo class on Construction Engineering. Students will be introduced to the construction processes; estimating and bidding, construction administration, planning and scheduling, equipment and methods, labor relations, cost control systems, and safety.
DATE: Friday, April 14th at 3:00 PM (PT)
In this sample lecture from AME-481 Aircraft Design, students will be introduced to the extremely active area of Sustainable Aviation. Students will learn about the history and current developments in sustainable aviation with topics related to noise, alternative fuels (biofuels, synthetic fuels, methane, and hydrogen), electric aircraft, and lifecycle environmental impact and analysis. The possible advantages and challenges of each type of alternative fuel and energy will be discussed. The instructor, Dr. Marty Bradley, is an industry leader in the field of Sustainable Aviation, having worked at Boeing and small startup companies while also teaching at USC and at aerospace industry conferences.
Spacecraft Systems Engineering
DATE: Friday, April 21st at 4:00 PM (PT)
Meet Dr. Jim Chase as he teaches this mock class, Spacecraft Design. Students in this semester-long course learn about propulsion, attitude dynamics and control, structures, communications, power, and thermal control. Space environment. Systems engineering as applied to spacecraft.
DATE: Monday, April 17th at 4:00 PM (PT)
Join Professor Robert Young as he demonstrates how to use and optimize modern computer software for chemical process design.
iOS App Development
DATE: Wednesday, April 26th at 4:00 PM (PT)
Join Professor Trina Gregory for a demo class on iOS App Development. Students in this semester-long course learn the Swift programming language, various frameworks, and design patterns needed to develop apps for iOS mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads.
Mechanical Engineering 101: Coping With Stress by Building Bridges
DATE: Thursday, April 27th at 4:00 PM (PT)
AME 101 (Introduction to Mechanical Engineering) provides students with a basic set of analytical, computational, and hands-on skills. This demo class gives an overview of the process by which the students learn how to design the second project in the class – a 3D-printed truss bridge – including the analytical, computational, and hands-on skills they need to create an optimized engineered structure. Elements of statics, material properties, stresses, and fabrication techniques will be covered. Examples of good and not-so-good designs from previous years will be discussed.
Faculty Roundtable Recordings
Check out our the recordings below to hear about the classes you can take, the research projects you can join, and the mentorship opportunities that await you as a USC Viterbi student.
Register for Orientation
DEADLINE: May 1, 2023
At orientation, you'll meet one-on-one with your advisor, register for classes, attend presentations and workshops, and meet fellow students at Viterbi and around USC!