The fake University of Southern California degree
The University of Southern California (USC, SC, or Southern California [A]) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California. It was founded by Robert M. Widney in 1880 and is the oldest private research university in California. In the 2019-20 academic year, 20,500 students signed up for the four-year undergraduate program, and 28,000 graduate and professional students participated in multiple courses, including business, law, film, engineering, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and medicine. The University of Southern California is the largest private employer in Los Angeles and has an economic impact of US$8 billion in Los Angeles and California.
USC is one of the earliest nodes on ARPANET and the birthplace of the domain name system. Other technologies invented at USC include DNA computing, dynamic programming, image compression, VoIP and antivirus software.
The alumni of the University of Southern California include 11 Rhodes Scholars and 12 Marshall Scholars. As of October 2018, the university has been associated with 9 Nobel Prize winners, 6 MacArthur Fellows and 1 Turing Prize winner. As of May 2018, the University of Southern California has awarded 29 alumni degrees who have become billionaires. Compared with movie theaters, graduates from the University of Southern California have won more Oscars than any other institution in the world, thanks in part to the success of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts.