Who Can Access This Software

Faculty, staff, and students


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.

How to Access This Software

For information on how to get the full version SAS for your computer, please contact your school or department’s local IT support.

NOTE: If you have installed SAS on your computer and need to renew your annual software license, see Renewing Your SAS License on the ITS website. To download SAS licenses, see

SAS University Edition

Students can also install SAS on their personal laptops by downloading the free SAS University Edition from the SAS website at This version works on both the Windows and Mac operating systems.

For more information on SAS University Edition, please see the SAS Resources for Students section of

NOTE: The full version of SAS is only available for the Windows operating system. SAS University Edition for students is available for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

SAS in the USC Computing Centers

SAS is available on computers located in the following USC Computing Centers:

  • Ahmanson Information Commons in Leavey Library (LVL Lower Level)
  • King Hall (KOH) 206
  • Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B34

For information on accessing software in these USC Computing Centers, see

Additionally, SAS is available for use on USC’s compute facilities and on the High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster.

Remote Access through

This software is also available through ITS’s virtual desktop interface (VDI), For information on how to access applications through, visit