USC’s residential colleges provide an opportunity offered by only a few universities in the U.S. Based on British and Ivy League models, these programs strive to integrate a stimulating social setting, cultural activities and academic excellence into a living experience that enriches and teaches.

Recent expansion of the residential college model into new buildings will give nearly all USC freshmen the opportunity to live in one of these communities and benefit from the programming and increased faculty interaction they provide. The addition of new residential colleges in USC Village extends this experience to a large number of undergraduate upperclassmen.