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Most Helpful Review for University of Southern California
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Trojan55 from Los Angeles, CA
  • 90 out of 91 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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  • 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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  • Evelyn from Watsonville, CA
  • Jul-14-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I recently visited this school and it is beautiful! It is an extremely diverse campus and it may seem intimidating at first, but it becomes welcoming in the end. I had the opportunity to eat there too, and the food was actually good (not like a homemade meal but still good).

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  • Elvis (female)
  • Jul-10-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    It's a beautiful campus where the sun always shines, beach cruisers are a dime a dozen, and the food is not all crap. The academic seem rigorous and fulfilling, and that is always a top priority for me. The dorms seem small, and I've heard bad things about rape on the row, so be careful.

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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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