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Students who got into USC:

Tips mention: Interview (12), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (43), Sports/Extracurriculars (24), College Essay (15)
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.
Female
Nail your interview, everyone I talk to had aSep 24 2004Business - Management and Administration
Nail your interview, everyone I talk to had a great one. Also emphasize your leadership and applying out of state helps.
SAT: 1380 Female
My grades were spectacular in high school, I wasAug 27 2004Computer Engineering
My grades were spectacular in high school, I was an athlete, and I was hyper-involved in extracurricular activities. I published a local newspaper and was politically involved. Certainly, I was not an average student, but I think that the underlying message was that I was balanced: USC is big on balance.

And do well on your SATs.
SAT: 1460 Male

I applied under the Resident Honors ProgramAug 23 2004English
SAT: 1600 Female
Just do well on your SAT's and have aAug 20 2004Biology
Just do well on your SAT's and have a decent GPA (as long as it's over 3.0). Suck up to the interviewer too. Oh, and have a huge positive balance in your checking account...this is also a big admissions factor.
SAT: 1430 Male
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