University of South Carolina-Columbia Applying: % Applications Admitted: 67%. 76-100% of students had H.S. GPA 3.0 or higher. Regular Application Deadline: 12/15/Previous Year Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $7,314 Cost / Credit Hour (In-State): $324 Health professions have higher undergraduate fees. Financial Aid Distribution: 56% (Scholarships / Grants), 44% (Loans / Jobs).

Average % of Needs Met: 89%. Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 520-620 SAT Reasoning Math: 520-630 ACT Composite: 22-27 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT w / writing. Very Important Admission Factors: secondary school records, standardized test scores. Considered: recommendations, talent / ability. High School Preparation: 19 units required.

(AP) Policy: Good AP exam scores gain college credit. Clemson University Applying: % Applications Admitted: 69%. Priority Application Deadline: 12/01/ -- Regular Application Deadline: 05/01/Year After Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $8,816 (In-state annual) + $1,600 average for required laptops. Financial Aid Distribution: 52% (Scholarships / Grants), 48% (Loans / Jobs).

Average % of Needs Met: 34%Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 540-640 SAT Reasoning Math: 570-660 ACT Composite: 24-28 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: SAT Reasoning Test w / writing component or ACT w / writing component. SAT II Subject Tests considered if submitted. Very Important Admission Factors: class rank, secondary school records, standardized test scores, state residency. Important Admission Factors: alumni relation. Considered: essay, recommendations, talent / ability.

(AP) Policy: AP exam scores of 3, 4, or 5 gain college credit. University of Maryland-BaltimoreApplying: % Applications Admitted: 70% 76-100% of students had GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority Application Deadline: 11/01/ -- Regular Application Deadline: 02/01/Next Year Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $8,520 (In-state annual) Cost / Credit Hour: $270 $16,596 (Out-of-State annual) Cost / Credit Hour: $606 Financial Aid Distribution: 51% (Scholarships / Grants), 49% (Loans / Jobs). Average % of Needs Met: 60%Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 540-650 SAT Reasoning Math: 580-670 ACT Composite: 22-28 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: essay (s), SAT Reasoning Test w / or w / o writing component or ACT w / writing. Important Admission Factors: class rank, essay, recommendation. Considered: character / personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview, talent / ability, volunteer work, work experience.

High School Preparation: 22 units required. Johns Hopkins University-BaltimoreApplying: % Applications Admitted: 30%. 76-100% of students had GPA 3.0 or higher. Regular Application Deadline: 11/15/Previous Year Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $32,120 (In & Out-of-State annual) Financial Aid Distribution: 79% (Scholarships / Grants), 21% (Loans / Jobs). Average % of Needs Met: 100%Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 640-730 SAT Reasoning Math: 660-760 ACT Composite: 27-32 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: essay (s), SAT Reasoning w / or w / o writing component or ACT w / or w / o writing, SAT II Subject Test recommended. Very Important Admission Factors: character / personal qualities, essay, recommendation, secondary school records.

Important Admission Factors: class rank, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores, talent / ability, volunteer work. Considered: alumni relation, geographical residence, interview, minority status, state residency, work experience. University of Southern California-Los Angeles Applying: % Applications Admitted: 23%. Regular Application Deadline: 11/30/Previous Year Costs: Living On and Off Campus Costs: $6,504 (In-state annual). $24,324 (Out-of-state annual). Financial Aid Distribution: 68% (Scholarships / Grants), 32% (Loans / Jobs).

Average % of Needs Met: 86%Average SAT and ACT Scores: SAT Reasoning Verbal: 570-690 SAT Reasoning Math: 610-720 ACT Composite: 24-30 Admissions Policies and Factors: Admission Requirements: essay (s), SAT Reasoning w / writing component or ACT Test w / writing component. Very Important Admission Factors: essay, secondary school records, standardized test scores, talent / ability. Important Admission Factors: extracurricular activities, state residency, volunteer work, work experience. Considered: character / personal qualities. High School Preparation: 15 units required.