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Chance me for USC c/o 2024

iamkel33iamkel33 15 replies8 threads Junior Member
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Gender: Male
Race: African-American
Public High School - 5000
Top 5% of my class
Intended Major: Biochemistry
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GPA: 4.43 W, 3.88 UW
MAJOR: Biochemistry
SAT: Hoping for 1400+
SAT SUBJECT TEST: MATH, BIO, CHEM - aiming for 750+ on all
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  • dolphin7301dolphin7301 2 replies0 threads New Member
    I was recently admitted to the USC class of 2023 and you seem to have a very good chance of being admitted. Just make sure to get a get a good SAT/ACT score (aim for 1450+ or 1500+ to be safe). Also essays play a big role in your admissions decision, thousand of kids every year have high stats and perfect extracurriculars and yet are still rejected. Make sure your essays reflect who you are and "sell" you to USC. It less about what you accomplished in high school and more about how you present your accomplishments. Good luck!!
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  • WWWardWWWard 2706 replies15 threads Senior Member
    In terms of getting "Chanced" for USC, it is virtually impossible for others to predict what may or may not occur in your specific case. With an admit rate now below 13% and falling, and with 4K+ applicants with 4.0 unweighted GPAs and test scores in the 99th percentile among those not gaining admission, your success will instead likely depend on too many potential factors for anyone to correctly evaluate... making predicting admission nearly impossible. But this also shows that they admit many without perfect grades or test scores. They are after all seeking to craft a well-rounded and diverse freshman class comprised of those who actually have a strong affinity for or connection to USC. They do aim to admit those who they project will thrive well at USC and bring something unique to the campus environment.

    So your individual admission decision will likely come down to a composite and holistic analysis of your stats coupled with writing ability / essays, ECs, potential leadership roles, potential other unique qualifiers (URM, First Gen, geography, demographics, etc.), your Why USC? explanation/reasoning, etc. And that "Why USC?" explanation is likely the most important single component of your application. You do need to provide a well-thought out and well-researched answer as to why attending USC is truly significant and important to you specifically. And moreover, USC does want to gain a sense as to what you will be uniquely contributing to the greater USC community if admitted.

    I suggest reading through the very helpful insider's guide to USC admissions...

    https://tfm.usc.edu/a-guide-to-uscs-college-admissions-process/

    Good Luck...
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  • iamkel33iamkel33 15 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Could I ask what your stats were?
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  • iamkel33iamkel33 15 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Could I ask what your stats were?
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