With close to 100 faculty members and 420 undergraduate students, the USC School of Architecture is committed to shaping student experiences to help you perform well in the profession and lead the discipline in new directions, sensing, responding to and creating positive change in society. Your experience in the program will be a continuous act of discovery: of observing, recording, interpreting, and finally, inventing proposals for the built environment that are in response to ideas and critical intentions. As the only private school of architecture based at a major research university on the West Coast, the school understands architecture as a fundamental intellectual discipline among the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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2022 Deadlines

December 1, 2021

First-Year (freshman) Application and Portfolio Deadline for Merit Scholarship Consideration

January 15, 2022

First-Year (freshman) Application Deadline and Portfolio Deadline for Regular Consideration

February 15, 2022

Transfer Application and Portfolio Deadline for MeritScholarship and Regular Consideration

Note: USC defines a transfer student as anyone who has attended college since graduating high school. USC does not accept first-year or transfer applications for spring admission. USC does not use an Early Action or Early Decision Program.

Apply To USC Architecture

USC takes a holistic, qualitative approach to reviewing applications. Grades and academic rigor are weighed against personal qualities such as leadership, service and unique talents. We look for those students we believe would be an ideal fit for, and thrive in, the challenging academic environment USC provides.

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For more information please see our Apply page.

Visit USC Architecture

At this time, USC Architecture is only offering online information sessions for prospective students. Our Architecture Admission staff are not available for in-person meetings at this time but are happy to connect with prospective students via phone or Zoom meetings.

For more information please see our visit page.