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The University of Southern California

Students who got into USC:

Tips mention: Interview (11), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (43), Sports/Extracurriculars (23), College Essay (14)
High test scores, good essay, good gradesSep 03 2003Other
SAT: 1230 Female
I achieved a straight A average, paid my tuitionAug 20 2003Business - Management and Administration
I achieved a straight A average, paid my tuition in full and obtained a good SAT score. I recommend looking at all public university opportunities before thinking of USC. The
tuition and board cost in Los Angeles is exhorbitant. Also please be very careful walking around USC. The USC staff is not honest about the dangerous neighborhood around USC. Security is not very good in my opinion. I would not even consider USC for a female due to the poor security.
SAT: 1220 Female
In addition to a good academic record: Do notAug 05 2003Biology
In addition to a good academic record: Do not ask for financial aid! They like student s to pay full tuition, which is VERY expensive. A diverse background aslo helps.
SAT: 1300 Female
I didn't do anything deliberate to get into USCJul 09 2003Economics
I didn't do anything deliberate to get into USC. I had an unusually high SAT and ACT score, and I think it was the determining factor. High GPA; leadership activities; Canadian background; full IB load; awards. That sort of stuff.

My recommendation for students? Do your best in anything you do.
ACT: 33 SAT: 1430 Male

USC is getting harder and harder to get intoJul 26 2002Business - Management and Administration
USC is getting harder and harder to get into. Take the hard classes, get the best scores, and get involved! The admissions counselors love people that are involved in high school.
ACT: 30 SAT: 1410 Female
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