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Reviews 2461 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't know as I live at home and commute. People say its OK.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I picked the school because of the major!

5 College Freshman

Majors: I applied for an Intership and it was the best!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Inner city, so have to be careful about where you live. But USC has great off campus housing near by.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in greek life. I belong to other clubs

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't party so I wouldn't know.

College Senior

Greek Life: I have no real knowledge on greek life at USC

4 College Senior

Majors: A lot of variety amongst the available majors, and the concentrations within them

3 College Senior

Majors: Biggest uncertainty was surrounding applying for the admissions scholarship. Thanks to my admissions counselor, I was made aware of how to apply for it even though it appeared as if I was ineligible for the scholarship. Without referring to her though, I never would have provided the necessary information.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I have never looked into campus housing

College Senior

Campus Strictness: I do not visit the campus. I am an online student

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never sought out housing on campus or off

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: There have several shootings in the area around the campus.

College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I do not live on or near campus.

College Senior

Nightlife: I don't live on or near campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict simply to ensure the safety of the staff and students.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek life is cool. I am not a Greek so from the outside looking in they appear to be very useful on campus and in the community.

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The process of getting into the program was simple. You have academic advisors that work in the program you are focused on. These advisors are helpful in assisting you with getting necessary documents in on time and making sure you are focused on the right path throughout the process.

4 people found this useful Report

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BJ Grip
Colorado Springs, CO
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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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