Remember, you are going to school for an education, first and foremost.
Congratulations on choosing to pursue higher education! You are making an investment that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. That being said, it is important that you keep college sailing in perspective to your education.
Here are some Hard Facts:
USC demands the highest caliber student for admittance and our sailing team expects the same
A degree from USC indicates to employers that you are serious about making your mark on the future
For Fall 2020, we received over 59,000 applications for less than 3,500 spots in the incoming freshman class
The grade point averages and standardized test scores continue to rise (Current median GPA is 3.74 – 4.00 & SAT Composite is 1360 – 1510)
Acceptance to USC is in high demand, and for good reason
In order to be accepted to USC, you must put scholastics at the top of your list of priorities.
There are no sailing scholarships available at any school in the country. To make sure college sailing cultivates the best quality of sailing possible everywhere, sailors may not be funded to attend college based on sailing ability.
A common occurrence in college sailing is to find conflict between tests and major regattas on the sailing schedule. At USC, this is rarely the case. Our academic schedule meshes well with the rigorous demands of college sailing. It is extremely rare that you would need to take tests during the district championships or nationals, but many other schools are completing their finals during these events.
We have worked hard to ensure the only obstacles left between you and victory are those on the water.
If you feel that USC would be a good match for you, come visit the campus, our sailing facility, and the team!
When you visit, we can help organize housing, practice with the team (the team sails Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm – 6pm every week except during major testing periods, holidays and travel), and class visits so you can better understand what it means to be a Trojan sailor.