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The University of Southern California

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Tips mention: Interview (12), ACT/SAT (27), Grades (43), Sports/Extracurriculars (24), College Essay (15)
I visited the campus and wrote essays about howDec 27 2009Chemistry
I visited the campus and wrote essays about how I knew I would fit in. As the admissions people stated later, they can tell if you would be capable of doing well at USC and that is how they decide.
SAT: 1940 Female
Try to get above a 2100 on the SATDec 15 2009Business - Management and Administration
Try to get above a 2100 on the SAT and have at least a 3.7 unweighted GPA. USC seems to prefer students with high SAT scores, they even give a scholarship for national merit finalists
SAT: 2200 Male
Overall, be well-roundedNov 23 2009Undecided
Overall, be well-rounded. This entails some of the following:
academic success, athletics, drama/ music/ art, volunteering, leadership, and testing scores (ACT/ SAT/ AP/IB).

Find something you love to do and stick with it throughout high school. Work hard on your academics but realize they aren't everything.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1970 Female

If you want to get in here, you don'tOct 22 2009Chemistry
If you want to get in here, you don't have to do much. I have heard of people that didn't take any AP's, and didn't do too well on their SAT's. I didn't even try to write a good admissions essay either. Really don't worry about it. If they like what you have, they will let you in.
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Well if they belive in them self they can do itOct 20 2009Architecture & Urban Planning Department
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