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Essay Breakdown: University of Southern California

  • How to Write the USC Application Essays 2017-2018

    The University of Southern California — more commonly known as USC — is located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The school’s position in a metropolitan area offers students the opportunity to not only explore their own intellectual curiosities, but also the city’s vibrant cultures.

  • How to Write the USC Essays 2016-2017

    “Fight on!” These two words ring through every hallway at the University of Southern California, invoking the spirit and camaraderie of the mighty Trojans themselves. USC is a private institution based in Los Angeles, California, with an emphasis on research and strong athletics.

    USC is very selective, admitting about 16.5% of the thousands of applicants every year. Certain schools, such as the Viterbi School of Engineering and Marshall School of Business, may be even more competitive in terms of admissions, so it’s best to be thoroughly prepared when applying to USC.

    The CollegeVine Essay Team has prepared a guide on how to write the USC essays for this application cycle — read on!

  • How to Write the University of Southern California Application Essays 2015-2016

    (Note: this post has been updated for the 2016-2017 application cycle. To view the updated post, click here.) “Fight on!” These two words ring through every hallway at the University of Southern California, invoking the spirit and camaraderie of the mighty Trojans themselves. USC is a private institution based in Los Angeles, California, with an […]