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The University of Southern California

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Tips mention: Interview (11), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (43), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (14)
If u go to USC find housing first, itsMar 29 2005Business - Management and Administration
If u go to USC find housing first, its hard to get in downtown LA, also get parking permits quickly because they are hard to get. If u go to the marshall school of buisness make sure u took accounting 1 and 2 before u go so u can get waied out of it.
SAT: 1350 Male
I transfered from UC Irvine where I got around 3Feb 11 2005Computer Science
I transfered from UC Irvine where I got around 3.8 GPA.
ACT: 28 SAT: 1410 Male
I took the SAT's and ACT's (though they acceptJan 03 2005Architecture
I took the SAT's and ACT's (though they accept either/or), submitted transcripts, and a portfolio. For those applying to architecture- 1)don't worry too much about the portfolio. Just show that you've got talent. They don't expect there to be a lot of skill there yet- that's what you're coming to college to learn. And visit the campus!
ACT: 32 SAT: 1360 Female
I did quite well on my SAT'sNov 07 2004Other
I did quite well on my SAT's. I was Salutatorian of my second high school, with a weighted GPA of about 4.1. I only took 3 AP classes, but I passed the AP Bio test with a 4 on my own. I participated in anything that interested me in high school: Varsity Mock Trial, Varsity Science Olympiad, Students of Support, National Honor Society, International Thespian Association, JV Swimming, etc. etc. etc.

I became friends with my favorite teachers, and from them, I got some of the most heartwarming recommendations. My Organic and Biochem teacher and I were on the verge of tears when we read through his recommendation for me my senior year. Establishing good relationships with your teachers and the administrative staff can only help you.

I had a diverse conglomerate of friends. I tried to be friends with someone from every group...which was pretty easy, since I just became friends with whoever I liked and didn't pay attention to the "social consequences." It was interesting being the only chinese person in my entire class of 400, but it kept me unique, I support :D.

I performed in several plays in my junior and senior years of high school. I worked and worked on my entrance essays and did well on them. I guess...extracurriculars are so important. I think what helped me to get into the university were my grades, scores and essays. But what gave me my scholarship was the amount of extracurriculars I participated in, and that I worked part-time during school and full-time during the summer running my mother's restaurant.
SAT: 1460 Female

30 years ago, I applied to both USC andOct 05 2004Business - Management and Administration
30 years ago, I applied to both USC and UCLA just to prove I could get into both. SC was the right choice, and being a business major, I worked hard (although others didn't). I had a job at graduation, and have progressed in everything important to me.
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