Nathan Mack

Associate Director

B.A. Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures
The University of Kansas

M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
The Pennsylvania State University

Ed.D. Organizational Change and Leadership
University of Southern California



I graduated from the University of Kansas and have been working in college admission for multiple years, including at (prior to USC) Franklin University Switzerland. I deeply enjoy the work that I am able to do as I help students consider higher education and discover the best fit college or university for them. My favorite pastimes are studying foreign languages and traveling—especially internationally! I love to explore and enjoy the grand adventure that is life. When not on our beautiful campus, you will find me reading a good book, planning my next vacation, or going on a hike!


Why USC?

What impresses me most about USC is that the institution really has it all—a insane variety of impressive academic programs, curricular flexibility, a gorgeous campus, school spirit, a vibrant urban location, successful graduates, engaged students, and more! I truly believe that this unique combination of features is unmatched anywhere else on the globe and I bet almost anyone could find a home here.


Admission Advice:

Tell us your unique and individual story—and if you don’t think you have one, I promise you that you do. Consult your friends, teachers, parents, counselors if you’re stuck. Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear, because I have probably seen it before and it will not help you stand out. Have confidence in yourself and your story and convey it to us with passion and enthusiasm. These small things can make a huge difference!


Movie: Love Actually
Favorite Snack: Trader Joe’s Thai Lime and Chili Cashew
Place you are most content: By the pool or on the beach
Dream job: I want to be the next Rick Steves
Quote:The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — St Augustine