The University of Southern California (USC) was recognized as a top 25 university in the 2017 annual ranking of best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The school ranked 46th among world universities and 32nd among universities in the Americas by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 48th worldwide in 2011 by Human Resources & Labor Review and 13th (tied with seven other universities) among national universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance.

History of Gerontology Excellence
As the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world and the first major research institution in the nation devoted entirely to the study of aging, the USC Davis School of Gerontology has a long tradition of forging new pathways in the field of aging. It is the nation’s leader in the field of gerontology and has consistently pioneered innovative educational programs, including the world’s first Ph.D. in Gerontology, the first joint Master’s degree in Gerontology and Business Administration, and the first undergraduate Health Science Track in Gerontology.