University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is located in Los Angeles, California, United States. It is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research University. The University was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. Education in US has been improving since when this University was founded. The University's four year, full-time undergraduate program enrolled 17,380 undergraduate students in the end of the year 2010. This university is also home to 19,516 graduate and professional students in a number of different programs, including business, law, social work, and medicine. The University sponsors a variety of intercollegiate sports and competes in the NCAA Pacific-12 Conference. The University's Libraries are one among the oldest private academic research libraries in California. This university's 22 libraries and other archives currently hold nearly 4 million printed volumes. In the U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of best "National Universities," this university made it to the prestigious top 25 and was ranked 23rd in 2011. This University has a total enrollment of 36,896 students, of which 17,380 are at the undergraduate and 19,516 at the graduate and professional levels. There were also 245 National Merit Scholar winners and 7 National Achievement Scholars in the admitted class.