All first-year applicants will complete a few Yale-specific short answer questions.
These required questions are slightly different based on the application platform an applicant chooses.
For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to USC scored between 660 and 740, while 25% scored below 660 and 25% scored above 740.
On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 690 and 790, while 25% scored below 690 and 25% scored above 790.
The majority of students who get accepted to the University of Southern California have "A" averages, SAT scores (ERW M) above 1200, and ACT composite scores above 25.
Higher test scores will improve your chances measurably, for over 75% of admitted students reported an ACT composite score of 30 or higher and a combined SAT score around 1300.
But even if your grades and scores are on target for USC, you have no guarantee of admission.
There are a lot of red dots hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph.
Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1530 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at USC.
USC does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests.