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Most Helpful Review for University of Southern California
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Trojan55 from Los Angeles, CA
  • 91 out of 92 people found this review helpful

For prospective freshman, USC isn't just interested in your GPA. There is a heavy emphasis on your image as a versatile individual. Take as many AP classes. Take the SATs until you're exhausted. Be involved in any school activities. Better yet, take advantage of programs and opportunities outside of your high school. For prospective transfers, keep up that GPA, preferably anything above a 3.5. It wouldn't hurt to be involved in your community and/or extracurricular activities. When it's down to two applicants with similar academic standing, extracurriculars are the tie-breaking factors. -------------------------------------------------- Advice to transfers, preferably Santa Monica College Students. Take...

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Camelle from Baldwin Park, CA
  • Sep-22-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Beautiful school! I really wish to be a student here one day. The people here are very friendly!

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  • Audrey
  • Sep-19-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I am a sophomore in High School looking at what colleges I would like to attend. Can anyone give me a non- biased representation of the school. If you can please include how good safety is and if they have any sororities.

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  • Josephine from Inglewood, CA
  • Aug-11-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    USC is a great school that I feel encourages each person to progress and achieve success. There are so many opportunities in and around campus to to experience Los Angeles and Southern California. When you're on campus, it feels like being part of a big family, that screams FIGHT ON at you every once in a while.

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  • Stephanie
  • May-28-2015 I am a current student here

    USC has an amazing number of resources for individuals who are seeking to further their careers, but they are not freely given. One must be dedicated enough to search for his/herself. Academic rigor is extremely difficult, but survivable through the help of both teacher's assistants and free on campus tutoring.

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  • G'ovanni from San Antonio, TX
  • Apr-22-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This school is a great. They have a good architecture program. Their graduation rate is high.

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  • Chelsea from Lawndale, CA
  • Apr-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    USC is an amazing school, the atmosphere is really incredible. I believe that USC will give me the tools I need to achieve my biggest dream; to become a Pediatric Hematologist. And it doesn't hurt that my two older sisters also went to this school.

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  • Rachel from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-11-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Southern California is the epitome of a school that works hard and plays hard. Here, you'll find all the rigor and academic excellence of an Ivy League school, but without the stiffness. We pride ourselves on having a Trojan family that will take care of you no matter how long ago you graduated, and it couldn't be more true: once a Trojan, you're a Trojan for life.

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  • Brian from Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are tons of resources available for students to use such as the Writing and Math Center, as well as health resources and personal mentors to help with academics. The faculties do a really good job of setting up events for students to come out to. There is no other college that is more diverse than USC, which is in the cultural melting pot of Los Angeles.

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  • Destiny from Detroit, MI
  • Jul-18-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This college is a perfect choice and or consideration if you are considering majoring in film cinematography. I definitely would tell others if i was ever asked college greenlight introduce this college to me i cant wait to apply !!!

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