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Tips mention: Interview (11), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (43), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (14)
For regular applicantsFeb 12 2007Architecture
for regular applicants...

the application is pretty standard, but the portion that gives the application commitee a personal look at you is very important. take some time to fill ths stuff out becasue USC isn't just looking for a straight A student who has good tests score (but these are good). USC wants diversity and a vibrant student body, so show them who you tuely are in this application!

For Architecture applicants...

the portfolio is the sole thing that gets you into this program as long as you are a decent student to start off with. USC doesn't want the student that has a lot of experience in architecture, they are more interested in your ability to be creative and believe it or not, your ability to be molded into what they believe is a "good" architecture student. This means that you want to show everything that you can do, the good pieces or work and the bad. Have as much variety as possible and dont worry about not being good enough, you would be suprised the types of kids and their styles that get admitted.


USC is extremely competitiveNov 21 2006Business - Management and Administration
USC is extremely competitive. The school says that there are nine applications for every open seat. Granted, they accept more than just one out of every nine applicants. There is about a 1 in 5 chance of getting admitted. If you want to have a good shot at getting in, you need to have the numbers the admissions comittee is looking for, that is, around a 3.9 unweighted GPA and SAT scores of at least 1400 (on the old scale). In addition, you must boast excellent extra curriculars and have an outstanding essay.
Creativity, passion, and school spiritAug 01 2006Computer Engineering
Creativity, passion, and school spirit. Along with high test scores and grades, of course.
ACT: 34 Male
Having a family member that is an alumni helpsMay 26 2006Communications
Having a family member that is an alumni helps. It increases the chances that your family will give money to the university and USC feeds off of alumni donations.
ACT: 28 SAT: 1260 Female
Good attitude and some school spirit (Fight on!)Apr 11 2006Computer Engineering
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