Undergraduate Students
Spaces Room Type Room Code Occupancy 2017-2018 Rate / Person
28 One-bedroom 1B2P Two-person $5,600/Semester
12 One-bedroom 1B3P Three-person $4,025/Semester
16 Two-bedroom 2B2P-SM Two-person $5,600/Semester
14 Two-bedroom 2B2P Two-person $6,275/Semester
6 Two-bedroom 2B3P-SGLE One-person $6,050/Semester
36 Two-bedroom 2B3P-DBLE Two-person $5,150/Semester
96 Two-bedroom 2B4P-Loft Four-person $3,125/Semester
328 Two-bedroom 2B4P Four-person $4,925/Semester
48 Two-bedroom with double bath 2B4P-DB Four-person $5,250/Semester
114 Three-bedroom with double bath 3B6P-DB Six-person $4,700/Semester
USC offers a wide-variety of floor plans. This floor plan is typical, though the actual layout and dimensions will vary among buildings that share this plan. Where the exact plan for a room type was not available, the closest approximation was used. Some items shown are for decorative purposes and not included in the room or apartment.
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Residential College


The largest structure in the new USC Village, the Cowlings and Ilium Residential College is a tangible statement of the university's commitment to housing undergraduates on or adjacent to campus, providing over 700 spaces to sophomores, juniors and seniors.  The selection of room types is extensive: there are six two-bedroom plans alone, accommodating two to four residents, and ranging from the compact (and economical) loft format to the larger model with two bathrooms. The small two bedroom and two bedroom loft-style types do not have a living room and instead of a full kitchen have a kitchenette, with a sink, oven and four burner range; each bedroom has small microwave oven and mini-fridge. The three bedroom floor plan and some designated two bedrooms have two bathrooms.

Clad in the university's signature brick and cast stone motif, the building is both impressive and functional, home to the Trader Joe's specialty grocery and Target Express stores and the USC Village's Department of Public Safety station.

Features & Amenities

Students living in the Cowlings and Ilium Residential College will share in all the recreational and educational opportunities the USC Village provides, as well as the convenient retail and dining choices of the complex.

A Customer Service Center devoted to assisting residents is located on the first floor.

Residents will have a mandatory partial meal plan that can be used at the USC Village's new dining hall, as well as other USC Hospitality outlets.


Residents of USC Village may apply at USC Transportation's website for a parking permit at the new USC Shrine Structure located about a block and a half east on Jefferson.

Housing Programs

This building is the home of both the Cowlings Residential College and the Ilium Residential College.

The residents of Cowlings Residential College for Arts & Cultures will become cultural explorers of the city around them, Los Angeles, home to many musicians, filmmakers, fashion designers, painters, and artists from around the world.