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Most Helpful Review for University of Southern California
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Trojan55 from Los Angeles, CA
  • 93 out of 94 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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  • chelsea
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    best decision i've ever made. usc provides the quintessential college experience for those who want it, while also offering more alternative and "less-traveled" paths for those who aren't as conventional in their college search/career.

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  • cindy from santa clarita, ca
  • May-09-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    although it comes with a steep price tag, usc provides all the tools necessary to build the strongest network you possibly can. many of the professors are not only researchers, but they are also professionals in the field and can help guide you in your future endeavors. not to mention, the campus is absolutely beautiful!

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  • Maria from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a past student here

    Great school, Great people, THE TROJANS ARE GREAT. So many things to do however at the Galen Center and Downtown Los Angeles. Rigorous curricula but great student body.

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  • Hannah from CA
  • Nov-30-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Although I had always heard about USC and how amazing of a school it is, I only began to take serious interest when I decided I wanted to pursue accounting. I have heard that USC seriously has one of the best accounting programs in CA and the program is very rigorous. USC is a top-notch school and anyone who stands a chance of being admitted should check it out.

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  • Anonymous
  • Oct-04-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This campus was absolutely beautiful! It felt exactly like what college was meant to feel like. The atmosphere for learning was magnificent, and I can't wait to return!

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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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