Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Majors: engineering school is the best, go viterbi, but cinematic arts is really good bc of hollywood

3 College Freshman

Majors: there were extra essays in our application as freshmen

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: beautiful place, beautiful people, everyone dresses up too much though

4 College Freshman

Academics: degree is very valued, the education is very good as are the professors

4 College Freshman

Academics: The engineering school is very difficult, viterbi is awesome

4 College Freshman

Facilities: everything is clean and pretty new, prob bc its private

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: not very strict, usually okay with everything as long as you behave

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: parties are almost all greek, no local bars or anything good

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: rush is hell, and the people are pretty snobby, but the parties are good

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: i had to interview for my scholarship, which was annoying but worked out well

5 College Freshman

Athletics: good teams, except for basketball, awesome spirit, fight on

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Awesome diversity, lots of different types of people

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its downtown la so theres definitely crime, but they try to take safety measures

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wide assortment of classes, and really good professors

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree is good, and it is easy to get a job through the trojan family (alum)

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very social, but pretty small and kinda expensive, but its downtown LA

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is huge here. The football team gets the most obvious support, but other sports have good followings as well. All students are encouraged to participate in sports, either as athletes at any level or as spectators.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: USC is surrounded by restaurants; practically any major chain you could ever want is within walking distance, in addition to a few more unique places. Across the street from campus, you can find a number of museums as well as a beautiful rose garden that is perfect for outdoor study sessions or romantic dates.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I loved our dining halls, although I did begin to tire of them by the end of the year. Quality was fairly solid with a few stand-out delicious dishes and a few awful things I don't want to remember. Dining halls close at 10 PM but they stop serving actual prepared food at about 8. After that it's just pizza, salad, and cereal. One major complaint was that they don't open until 10 AM on weekends.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as I can see, it's true; the USC network is no joke. Employers often recruit on our campus and the alumni have a very strong presence.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I've had a wonderful experience, particularly in my small Thematic Option classes. They suit my learning style very well and the professors are outstanding. Other classes range from very small (I had one that had about 10 students) to very large.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So far, I haven't lived off-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far, I've had a good experience with my classes. I'm a Thematic Option student, and my experience in the program has been extremely positive; all of these classes were excellent for my learning style and I loved the open discussion format. The professors were extraordinary and content was very good as well. However, for my other classes, my experiences have been hit or miss. I've had a few good professors, a few OK ones, and one awful professor. As far as study spaces go, we have some of the most beautiful nooks and crannies to study in!

College Sophomore

Academics: I've just switched to this major, so it I can't say anything specific yet.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is highly valued here. In general, acceptance is important to most people here and there are plenty of organizations to support every culture, religion, and sexual orientation.

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BJ Grip
Hometown
Colorado Springs, CO
Major
Theater
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Students from Southern California usually love USC from the beginning and strengthen their bonds with the school as time passes. Students who travel to USC from longer distances tend to adapt more slowly, dealing at first with the culture shock that inevitably comes with a first impression of LA. Universally, those who can survive the transition into the USC way of life fall in love with the school after first semester. Typically, students entering school with a skeptical mind-set ends up getting the most pride out of being a Trojan. At the very least, they come away with a new affinity toward college football.

The opportunities on campus are plentiful, and in LA, opportunities are endless. Time flies for everyone at USC, and changes in living conditions, academic standards, and career goals come quicker than newcomers might expect. USC graduates are sure to look back on a college experience that could not have been offered anywhere else. Basically, the more that students are willing to explore the opportunities available to them, the more they endorse the idea that USC is the perfect school for its time and place.

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