This document provides information about how to access and get support for SAS at USC.

Best known as a statistical analysis system, SAS is now used in business, research, education, and social services. SAS is a powerful software system that includes a programming language, many statistical features, hundreds of built-in functions, macro capability, reporting functions, and graphics.

Where to Find SAS

You may install SAS on your PC for free if you are a USC faculty member, staff member, or student. For information on how to get SAS for your computer, please contact your school or department’s local IT support.

USC IT directors (or designates) may request a copy of SAS by sending an email to

SAS is also installed on computers in all of the USC Computing Centers.

  • Ahmanson Information Commons at Leavey Library
  • Waite Phillips Hall of Education

SAS is also available on USC’s compute facilities and on the Center for Advanced Research Computing clusters.

There is no version of SAS written for the Macintosh operating system. Macintosh users can access access SAS on the UNIX servers using X11, and Intel-based Macs can also run SAS using VMWare Fusion, Parallels, or similar virtualization software.

SAS Resources for Students

Students can access SAS by going to the following SAS Website and accessing the SAS Software in the Cloud for free: SAS® OnDemand for Academics

Getting Help

For assistance with SAS installation issues, you can search the SAS knowledgebase at, contact SAS technical support at 919-677-8008, or send an email to SAS technical support at

When you contact SAS technical support, you will need to provide the representative with your SAS Tech Site Number (TSN). For information on how to find this TSN, please see