Over three-quarters of applicants to USC receive rejection letters -- the university is one of the more selective schools in the country. In the graph above, the blue and green dots representing accepted students are concentrated in the upper right corner. The majority of students who get accepted to the University of Southern California have "A" averages, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 1900, and ACT composite scores above 29. But even if your grades and scores are on target for USC, you have no guarantee of admission. There are a lot of red dots are hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph. Also keep in mind that a few students get accepted whose scores are a little below the ideal.
USC has holistic admissions, so the admissions folks are looking at more than grades and standardized test scores. A winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities are all part of a winning application at USC.
To learn more about USC, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- USC Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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