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The University of Southern California

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at USC
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at USC
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
17,297
19,913
# Admitted
4,116
4,450
% Admitted
23.8%
22.3%
% Overall
23.0%

Students who got into USC:

Tips mention: Interview (11), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (42), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (13)
I transferred from Santa Monica Community College, which wasApr 06 2015Biology
I transferred from Santa Monica Community College, which was a much better experience as far as education, much worse for campus life and activities.

I would recommend this school to students from rich families, extremely bright individuals, or people that want a very fun campus life with many activities.

I would not recommend this university to students that must take out loans, unless you are going into a lucrative field and can teach yourself upper level organic chemistry, physics, calculus, or et cetra.

This school is good for industry connections, so it would be good for those that seek internships. Non-science majors are much better at this university, but it is not a good science university unless you are an extreme academic.
Male

Focused on my strength in journalism and had anJul 21 2014Journalism
Focused on my strength in journalism and had an excellent letter of recommendation from my HS teacher.
Female
Do well on your SATDec 01 2013History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Do well on your SAT. USC loves it when you do well on your SAT because it's an easily quantifiable measure of student achievement. USC is trying to improve its ranking, so facile measures of intellect such as the SAT (btw, facile is probably an SAT reading comprehension word, so if you don't know what it means get cracking on the studying) are a quantifiable way of showing the caliber of student the school is drawing.
SAT: 2350 Male
I would recommend finding a different universityOct 22 2013Communications
I would recommend finding a different university. If honor's students are saying this, then you know there's a problem.
Male
My audition went well and I had the resumeAug 06 2013Music - Performance
My audition went well and I had the resume to back it up. My GPA and scores were within an acceptable range as well
SAT: 1460 Female
The University of Southern California
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