From what I've read, it seems that UCLA is much harder to get into than USC. The avg GPA for UCLA I've read is 3.6+, whereas I've heard that with USC it's usually 3.3/3.4+. I got these stats from Collegeboard.com though (Transfer stats only):
Now I know some people may say that the applicant pool may be different, but generally (judging by what I've seen, at least) is that most people apply to both UCLA and USC (at least here at SMC). So is USC tougher to get into? I've seen most people use USC as their safety from UCLA. Or are these numbers skewed a bit? I remember that USC last year had around 2100 acceptees and 6700 applicants. It looks as if they claimed they received 1,500 more applicants this past year than from the year before. I applied to USC as a business major, and thought it was easier to get into than UCLA. However 27.6% makes it look grim, that's nearly 1 in 4 only.