<p>sorry to say this...
but you can't judge an applicant just on high GPAs and SATs alone.
I mean you know that USC has such limited spaces for acceptances this year, and I'm sure that they wouldn't give those limited spaces to just ANYBODY without thinking twice now would they?</p>
<p>Truth is, pretend you're a USC adcom for a minute. You have to look through 38,000 worth of applications/essays/SAT scores/GPAs, and after a while, those numbers will just all look the same...i mean it's already happening to me..just browse through the STATS threads in the different college forums and you'll notice that the scores are starting to be quite similar. </p>
<p>The only thing that got the people in with lower SAT scores was a hook I guess, and you can't blame them for that. </p>
<p>Plus, everything doesn't revolve around SATs because there are many people that are smart...just not good test takers...and USC is a school that prides itself on diversity....a whole lot more than any other university in the states. I'm sure a 1900 3.0 UW GPA that was a master piano player would get accepted a lot more easier than a normal 2200 4.0 GPA...just because there are so many people with the same scores as you out there!</p>
<p>So instead of complaining about why other people who are not 'as high' as you got in, start congratulating that they were ABLE to make it past the thousands of students that had higher SATs....
Afterall, if you got accepted...and a thread shows up saying how unfair it is that you got accepted and they didn't, I'd think you'd get hurt too.</p>
<p>What's meant to be is meant to be...and if you think you have such high scores...you should be applying to ivy leagues instead of USC...USC rejects a lot of applicants with great scores because they are worried that those great scorers might end up going to an ivy league...meaning that they are not yielding and are taking the places of people who would've gone AND PAID full tuition to USC.....think about it. High scores isn't everything.</p>