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Most Helpful Review for University of Southern California
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Trojan55 from Los Angeles, CA
  • 97 out of 98 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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  • Sarah
  • Apr-16-2018 I am a current student here

    USC is the most extra and spirited school. Everyone here is extremely proud to be here, and regularly yelling “Fight on!” is not unusual. If you want to go somewhere with extreme school pride, USC is the place for you.

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  • Heidi from La Mirada, CA
  • Oct-26-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Although I haven't been to the campus yet, I heard the campus is beautiful. I would be thrilled to go to USC. I think it will be a great fit for me as a student and person.

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  • Colleen from Lacey, WA
  • Sep-20-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Seems like a good school. Nice campus. It's really expensive though.

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  • Devan from Mission Viejo, CA
  • Jul-26-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    A wonderful Campus and community for students. Great for meeting people while receiving a great education. I would recommend this college to any person looking for an incredible college experience.

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  • Becca from Taiwan
  • Jul-25-2017 I am a current student here

    USC is a place with great social atmosphere and school spirit. People here are very open to new experiences and accepting of people's unique qualities. Not to mention the ABUNDANCE of activities, opportunities, and resources for anyone with spare time.

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  • Anonymous
  • Jul-24-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Seems like a great school to go to. Location is great also. Ive seen many people who love this school and it would be a dream to go here.

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  • Kat
  • May-02-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Anyone here know anything about the Mork Family Scholarship?

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  • Meilinda from Brunswick, GA
  • Apr-14-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful and the community is supportive. It is one of the best campuses I have ever visited.

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  • Kyle
  • Feb-24-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    While researching this school, they have been nothing but helpful! They always answer questions personally, and don't immediately refer you to a useless link. This is my dream school!

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  • S
  • Feb-01-2017 I am a current student here

    Engaging, Networking, Community

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