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Most Helpful Review for University of Southern California
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Trojan55 from Los Angeles, CA
  • 84 out of 85 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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  • Anonymous
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    USC is a great school to attend if you're looking to study in a place where you can feel comfortable with your friends and at the same time be a competitive student by taking rigorous courses. It's the perfect school for someone looking to have a balance between their studies and surroundings in college, as LA has many opportunities to go beyond the college boundaries.

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  • Student from MA
  • Apr-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Big, open but convenient campus. Very pretty and close to LA. Excellent academics.

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  • Love from Hawthorne, CA
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Southern California is one of the best institutions in the United States. If you're looking for an institution that offers a good quality education, USC is the place for you. From meeting celebrities, to striving for academic excellence, USC will leave a lasting impression.

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  • Anonymous
  • Apr-15-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    From what I saw on my visit USC has a great campus, and a strong sense of school spirit. Likely the most beneficial aspect is its alumni association, which is great for picking up a job directly after graduation. I ended up choosing Cal Poly instead because I feel they have a better Aerospace program, but USC has great engineering programs as well.

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  • Isabella from Boulder, CO
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    California is beautiful, but the location of USC is the worst part of LA. The social life at USC is pretty awful, with a focus on superficiality and partying. The academics depend on the department, but the International Relations department is absolutely fantastic.

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  • Taylor
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    USC is a terrific academic institution that is academically rigorous, a great location in terms of career and social opportunities (LA) and has an amazing networking opportunities. USC is a perfect example of a work hard, play hard environment, which creates a good, balanced life for students. I am confident about receiving an excellent education here and not worried about future career opportunities.

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  • Yoon Jae from San Jose, CA
  • Mar-21-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a great school where the opportunities are endless. Anything from research to human to human interaction is offered at this school. I have no regrets coming to this school.

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  • Victoria
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Friendly people, beautiful campus, a lot of academic support.

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  • Tiffany from Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    USC is a beautiful school with plenty of interesting people to meet and get to know. There is an abundance of opportunities and ways to get involved if you take the initiative to take part. The general education program is probably my least favorite part, but my classes so far have been quite good and my experience has been rather enjoyable so far, even as an engineering major.

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  • Tammy from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    USC offers a plethora of courses that engages students in social issues, respective fields, and more. The academics at this university is unparalleled, and the opportunities for USC Trojans is beyond what is expected. Being a part of this academic community is invigorating, motivating, and life-changing.

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