University Senior College (or USC) is a coeducational independent high school, offering secondary education for students in Years 10, 11 and 12, located on the city campus of the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The stated goal of the school is to provide students with “a senior school education that thoroughly prepares them to successfully enter tertiary studies.”
University Senior College is currently the leading feeder school to universities in South Australia (in particular The University of Adelaide), with more than 90% of USC graduates being offered their first preference at University.
University Senior College opened its doors in 2002, designed to provide secondary education suited to senior high school students intending to move on to study at university; USC attracts students from across the Adelaide metropolitan area as well as international students from around the world. The defining feature of USC is its relationship with its parent institution, the University of Adelaide; in addition to sharing a campus, students at the school also share facilities such as the library, drama theatre and cafeteria. USC has no school uniform policy, in keeping with the intended adult learning environment. Additionally, the school is situated within the Adelaide CBD, a short walking distance from shops, public transport and other conveniences.