I had one graduate last year and one will start this coming year so I was just working out a rough estimate. This is not counting scholarships or loans.
Estimated USC costs for 4 years:
Housing- (obviously variable based on your choice- here's what we did)-
Yr 1-dorm- $4800
Yr 2-frat- $2700
Yr 3-frat- $3800
Food (estimate!) ~$10,000
Books/school supplies~ $3000
This adds up to about $175,000.
Of course there are extra expenses that vary per individual like:
Transportation- depends on whether you have a car or not.
Parking (and parking tickets- ugh!)
Personal- This can REALLY vary
Here's USC's estimate of costs: http://www.usc.edu/admission/fa/costs/
Here's a list of fees: http://www.usc.edu/academics/classes..._and_fees.html