Los Angeles, CA
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Reviews 2429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being in LA there is an endless amount of dining options

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The fall semester revolves around USC football. Game day is all day, from tailgates, to the game, to after parties. There is insane school spirit for the football games. Other sports events aren't as popular as a social event but the athletes are all some of the best in the country.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttles run all day, are free, and make frequent pick ups. The Campus Cruiser runs from around 7pm to 3am and is a car service provided by the school that is free. The Leavy Lift is also a car service that runs all night going from wherever you are, to Leavy Library and back.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is 24/7 DSP security on and around campus up to a mile away. After 9pm anyone entering campus must show a USC ID card to enter. Email alerts are sent to all students when there is a security problem on or around campus and when the problem is resolved.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe in and around campus, nothing to complain about.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We're in downtown but miles away from LA Live, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Beaches, etc. I personally love it but some people are looking more for a small town.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Literally the best. Our row is a ton of mansions side by side.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They understand that we are young adults who like to have fun and let off steam while still taking care of our academics. Everyone at USC is smart, and they realize that. A cop won't take you to jail if you're leaving the row drunk. They are more concerned with your safety than busting you.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: We have good apartment buildings such as Gateway, West 27th, Icon but they are pricey but very worth it. Or you can find cheaper houses or things like that!

4 College Freshman

Majors: We have a great set up for majors and the ease of talking to your counselor really helps!

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love psychology and the entire academic department!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We kill it in all sports! There is nothing like watching our football team dominate at the collisuem.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: pretty great, much better than the typical college town. we're in a big city! take advantage of the train, bus, ubers etc.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Diversity: I have noticed a lot of diversity and opportunities to express diversity in clubs etc but haven't been here long enough to rate it.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Everybody knows USC is an awesome and safe party school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hard to resist all the fast food chains but theres great mexican, sushi, chinese etc thats not always fast food!

4 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own laptop anyway but free printing in my dorm is great!

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's Southern California, can't get much better.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am so blessed to have received the financial aid. I would not be here if it weren't for the amount of money provided to me.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The graduate program of occupational therapy is a wonderful program that molds their students into great therapists that have outstanding clinical reasoning skills and are a part of a large network across the country. The program is a lot of work, and the facilities include brand new rooms with a kitchen bedroom and bathroom for training in physical rehabilitation along wit a pediatric laboratory.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It appears that the Greek chapters on campus have a lot of social events for the campus and keeps the atmosphere fun and full of partying.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is not bad but takes time to get to, on campus there are a large variety of fast food options.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The public transportation to get into and out of the city is not convenient and having a car is far more beneficial.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I never lived in the undergraduate university dorms, but the graduate housing is convenient and spacious.

3 College Junior

Computers: Overall I have not come into contact with many computer labs on the health sciences campus, but I have been told that there are many available on the various undergraduate libraries. Network reliability is very good and speed is average.


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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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