Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 2429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Many study abroad opportunities, great professors.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Many transportation services provided by USC.

4 College Junior

Academics: Grades are very important here at USC

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: You can meet all sorts of people here at USC

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: Football is a major part of USC. If you are a varsity athlete you will be treated extremely well. Unfortunately the average student does not have the same benefits, and can not access the new athletic facility.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Nightlife: There's always a party somewhere

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived off camps for 2 years now. Its very safe and still pretty close to campus

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Los Angeles has so much to offer

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Recieved aid one year, and not the next. It was frustrating

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot of students use weed, but not many on a daily basis. Its definitely popular, but you don't need to do drugs to be friends with them.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: On Campus housing is a great way to meet friends and allows you to be super close to class for those days you're running late

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Row is place people mostly go as freshmen and then don't frequent much after. The Greeks have good parties but are also know to be a bit obnoxious.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Weather: So Cal... Always sunny! Gotta love it!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I am in desperate need of funding for graduate school. I do get financial aid however, it does not cover all of the tuition for my semesters. It is very hard to find other funding to cover the balances.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: As an online student it is very necessary that you have your own computer to participate in the program.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: I am gaining my masters in social work with a concentration of mental health and a sub-concentration of military social work. USC has the only military social work program so I was immediately drawn to it. They also offer MSW@USC which is a virtual academic program which is great for out of state students like myself. The workload can be very overwhelming at times however, the professors are very helpful to us.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We love our sports teams in good and bad times. The Trojan family is a very devoted fan base. It is abnormal if one does not have spirit, something that is not really noticeable anyhow. The most difficult thing is the Lyon Center or student gym. It was built a while back with a capacity to support a much smaller student body; it is usually very crowded. But with the expanding of the Center's pool, I would like to hope that the Lyon Center itself will be expanded soon as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: This is a bit trickier because the campus can be a bit more strict based on the severity of the situation. If it is a severe situation, action will be swift and strict. If it is a first time or minor offense, the school knows that the student knows how discipline will follow, and allows a firm warning to take action.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: By it's great I mean that the school knows what most of its students are getting into. There are many security guards and law enforcement agents around to assist when something goes awry. The most abundantly abused substance is alcohol, though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: One doesn't usually want to venture too far off-campus without a car. Once one gets to Downtown, though, there are a plethora of options. The object is getting Downtown.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing isn't exceptional. It is like most other campus housing with small, two-bed dorm rooms. They are all within close proximity and seem safe.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: This is Southern California so the weather is always fantastic. Just after a storm, it is bright, sunny, and warm again.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The Row can have some pretty crazy parties. However, frats are extremely exclusive if you're a guy. Usually, at most frat parties, only members and girls get in. Good luck finding a party off the row, and if you can, you probably have to pay to get in.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: I just changed majors and I already love it. My adviser is very helpful and open. It also very easy to get involved in another program and declare something else as a part of your studies once you're here.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to participate in an internship at USC.

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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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