Is USC a UC School? As in, is it impossible to get in if you're out of state?

<p>I originally had wanted to go to school in California. Stanford is a little too much of a reach for me, and given the fact that UCLA and Berkely are really hard to get into for those who are out of state, I've ruled those out as well.</p>

<p>However, does the same apply to USC? Do they show preference for those in-state? Would I have a chance if I'm out of state (assuming I meet their averages for sats, gpa, etc.)?</p>

<p>USA is a private university and not connected to the UC system.</p>

<p>It's a private school, meaning it doesn't differentiate between in state and out of state.</p>

<p>USC gives no favor to CA citizens.</p>

<p>Some really interesting data on the Fall 2005 Freshman Class is available in Adobe Acrobat format at <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>The 2005-06 Freshman Profile and Admissions Information report indicates that of the 2005 matriculants:</p>

<p>51% come from California
41% come from other states
08% come from other countries</p>

<p>Of the 2,741 new, entering freshmen:</p>

<p>110 are USC Trustee Scholars <a href="full-tuition">b</a>**
258 are USC Presidential Scholars <a href="half-tuition">b</a>**
053 are Dean's Scholars <a href="quarter-tuition">b</a>**</p>

<p>194 are National Merit Scholars</p>

<p>19% are legacy students (parents are USC graduates)
51% are female</p>

<p>50% are Caucasian
22% are Asian
19% are other students of color
07% are international
02% are ethnicity not identified</p>

<p>The 2005 freshman class attended 1,377 different high schools.</p>

<p>Most Represented Public Schools:</p>

<p>20 Palos Verdes Peninsula HS; Rolling Hills, CA
18 Troy HS; Fullerton, CA
16 La Canada HS; La Canada, CA
16 Torrey Pines HS; Encinitas, CA
15 Arcadia HS; Arcadia, CA
15 Sunny Hills HS; Fullerton, CA</p>

<p>Most Represented Independent Schools:</p>

<p>26 Punahou School; Honolulu, HI
23 Loyola HS; Los Angeles, CA
20 Harvard-Westlake; North Hollywood, CA
17 Iolani School; Honolulu, HI
16 Viewpoint School; Calabasas, CA</p>

<p>Top non-California Areas Represented:

New York


<p>Hong Kong
United Kingdom</p>

<p>I have heard that *Harvard-Westlake** was one of the most prestigious high schools in California, with a reputation of its graduates getting into top tier colleges, but am not familiar with the other schools listed. The list above does indicate that USC accepts a lot of students from SoCal high schools.*</p>

<p>I wish that there was a single website that provided the net link to all colleges that provide this kind of detail Freshman Profile. I love this kind of data!</p>

<p>I go to Viewpoint and we send A LOT of people to USC as the list indicates. Our school has a very close relationship with USC and the vast majority of students who apply are accepted.</p>

<p>harvard-westlake is a very prestigious and top school. they send double-digits to many prestigious universities every year (see c/o 04 matriculation for example):
<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>all the other schools listed are very good too. most of them are located in wealthy and affluent suburbs or are attended by students that come from wealthy and affluent families, or if not, then it has a magnet program.</p>