SI Newhouse (Syracuse) vs. USC Annenberg

<p>I plan to go into broadcast journalism. I know that both Syracuse and USC have excellent programs. My questions are, which the better overall program? I want to go into the sports area of broadcast journalism or the entertainment area or news anchoring. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the programs? Lastly, what are my chances of getting in?</p>

<p>-3.99 GPA U/W
-4.03 GPA W
-30 ACT
-600/650/730 SAT
-Top 10 in class of about 300
-6 APs by the time I graduate (US (4), Euro, US Gov, Stats, Lit, Lang)
-College level Chinese
-All A's on transcript with the exception of Chinese, pre-calc, and freshman honors English (B's)</p>

<p>-Football coach's assistant
-Football statistician
-Service Club
-Theatre (cast)
-School newspaper, chief editor
-School magazine, copy editor
-First senior in my school's broadcast journalism program, chief editor
-Trying to get job shadows</p>

<p>-National Society of High School Scholars
-National Honor Society
-People to People Student Ambassador
-Junior Marshall (school specific service)</p>

<p>I visited Syracuse and loved it, but I want to get an opinion on whether I'd be better off going to USC or Syracuse for broadcast journalism, specifically in the sports or entertainment area or news anchoring. I plan on applying ED to Syracuse since Newhouse is so competitive, but I want to be sure.</p>

<p>bump...........</p>

<p>You should probably post this question in the USC and Syracuse forums. And maybe even one of the College Majors forums, too.</p>

<p>Do you want to be on the east or west coast? Knicks or Lakers? Dodgers or Mets? seriously, both schools are premier recruiting ones for what you want to do....but if you don't want to be in NY, but would rather be on the west coast, Annenberg is gonna work better for you......</p>

<p>Both are excellent schools; USC does not have ED though (and you'd probably have to wait until April for a decision).....
You have a great chance for Newhouse ED....</p>