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How to Get In: University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

What can you do to set yourself apart in your application? Admissions officials have the answers.


9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?

Common mistakes include failure to tell us enough information about yourself. For those who are living locally, they opt not to visit campus or attend an information session to introduce themselves.

10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?

Essentially, there is not an archetypal student. We seek a diverse student body—students with varied skills, backgrounds, interests, and are of various nationalities. We are a global school in the heart of a creative capital—we seek individuals who are leaders, but they cannot be reduced to one quality, skill, or interest. We appreciate our students' unique attributes and how their unique perspectives elevate dialogue; prospective students should have the same appreciation.

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