<p>wow, after reading all the other "chances" threads, i feel like i really have no chance of getting into USC. i'm not the type to be so discouraged easily but after seeing "welcome to USC"-type messages to those w/ SATs of near perfects, exaggeratingly hundreds of AP classes, and again exaggeratingly a billion EC hours, i think i need to find out MY chances of getting in. </p>

Living in Louisiana (i hear USC has to reach a certain quota from every state. and nearly everyone in Louisiana hates USC, so i'm hoping my chances are greater)</p>

<p>SAT: last score 1900 (i retook it, i should get a better score)
Rank: 31/300 or something
National Merit Commended</p>

<p>Treasurer of Internation Cultural Association
Mu Alpha Theta (Math club)
Interact Club (Sponsored by Rotary)
Beta Club
National Honors Society
Cancer Awareness Club</p>

<p>AP courses:
Biology II
Biology II - Lab
Chemistry II
Chemistry II - Lab
Calculus AB
Calculus BC</p>

<p>i mostly took honors english and histories.</p>

<p>i hate putting church as an EC but the church is basically my second home.
i play guitar for the church band.
i volunteer for various events in Interact, Beta, NHS, and Mu.</p>

<p> me apart.</p>

<p>oh, right. i'm a campus newspaper editor, too.</p>

<p>Yeah I think you're probably the first person I've seen post in here that has stats like mine</p>

<p>Do you have any more scores? SAT IIs? ACT? AP scores? What's your GPA? ECs can't get you in alone.</p>

i hear USC has to reach a certain quota from every state. and nearly everyone in Louisiana hates USC, so i'm hoping my chances are greater

Never heard of this. Considering that USC is a private school, I think that they don't need to fill any quotas, etc. But you could be right, for all I know.</p>

<p>That would be awesome. Go Rhode Island!</p>

<p>Well, I definitely think you'll be up there when it comes to a final selection list. I'm applying to Architecture with an 1870 SAT and a 4.36 weighted GPA, but I don't have a lot of extracurricular stuff.</p>

<p>oh sorry. forgot abuot GPA -_-
my GPA's like .. 4.14 or something.
not that great.
and thanks for the comments!</p>

<p>Don't be pessimistic. 4.14 weighted is a pretty good GPA. If your SAT score is higher than the first time, that should be good too.</p>

<p>But have you taken any SAT IIs? Even though they're not required, they can be beneficial.</p>

<p>i didn't take any SAT IIs because it was too late to prepare for any. i know that they're beneficial and probably would increase my chances by a lot, but what can i do now? it's too late =[</p>

<p>Well, no harm done.</p>

<p>Just make sure you write some killer essays! Other than that, you still stand a good chance to get in.</p>

<p>thanks a lot for the encouragement. i'll try my best on those essays.</p>

<p>hey i have similar stats as you and I am applying... I have a 4.18 GPA and a 1250 SAT but I am applying to the school of Fine Arts w/ a portfolio. (They look at your portfolio just as much as academics)... but yeah, it's really tough to get in! But I still think I have a chance because I wrote a killer essay! Good luck to you-- and don't think that you don't have a chance...</p>

<p>do I have a shot? </p>


<p>I am applying as the typical middle class white kid (no AA angle) with decent SAT (740 V, 670 M, 620 W) and a competitive AP/honors courseload. My gpa wasn't anything spectactular, but I was still ranked in the top 15% of my class in a nationally accredited public school in the Boston area. My app wasn't saturated with college stuffers, but I was still a varsity letter-winner in soccer for 3 years/coached a youth basketball team. I wasn't sure what my chances would be to get into USC, or if coming from Mass might give me a slight boost. Any comments would be appreciated</p>

<p>dipset you don't sound bad at all. A 1410 is nothing to be ashamed of, and you seem to have a passion for sports. I think you will get in. How many of yall have shown a lot of interest in USC ie email admissions officer, flown to go visit, done your interview?</p>

<p>Yeah, I think you have a chance. But like I said... make sure you write a great essay to show them your strengths. I don't think it's out of reach, and I think your location helps too.</p>

<p>does USC look at demonstrated interest a lot? I visited, but didn't interview (thought a quick 20 minute interview wasn't worth it), and I also spoke with the admission rep when he visited my school. Is that enough?</p>

<p>The best way to show interest is in your application itself. Write about how USC captured you and included recs from alumni so it is clear that you have some connection and admiration for the school.</p>