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

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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.

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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.

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College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: This is Los Angeles. There are so many things to do. One time my friends and I went to Downtown just because we could. However, there are still so many things to do near campus. Still, there is never a lack of things to do in Los Angeles.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is well aware of the neighborhood it's in.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is a weaker point for this school.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are fantastic. Many if not all the professors are enthusiastic about their respective subjects. Coming from a UC, I can really see where this school uses its money; much goes toward bettering the campus and student resources to better equip us for our futures. Registration here is much easier as well. The workload can be a little hectic, but it's something that just takes a little getting used. There are many study abroad options and ways to pursue very specialized coursework.

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3 College Junior

Academics: It is good but sometimes there are no resources allocated given to the students that need it most.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is the department of public safety but they can be slow to calls.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It is okay. There are resources on campus that help with drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: USC has a plethora of majors to offer, and it is one of the rare universities that has a great reputation for nearly every subject. As a student interested in the arts as well as academics, I am able to take advantage of the many majors and minors available. From Music Industry to Music Recording to Film, USC is the place to be. Professors are extremely helpful and because USC is a private school, students actually have the chance to get to know their professors personally - something that is not common among universities. Curriculum is challenging, yet the professors are highly ranked and even the hardest courses are not unbearable with the proper advising. Being in LA is a huge benefit for the USC student. Living in the center of the City of Angels, USC students often hold great internships ranging from large business firms to music and film companies. It is not uncommon for one to be offered a job straight after graduating, yet at USC it seems to be very common. The University of Southern California is famous for a reason - it is a university of great pride and it holds a great reputation that does not disappoint.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: There is USC wifi around the entire campus, in all of the public spaces and in most of the buildings. In some of the basements in the schools there isn't access, but for the most part it is pretty all inclusive. This saying, I am always hooked on the internet and only during finals do I experience a little slowness.

There are tons of libraries dispersed and hidden around campus. There are a lot of computer labs to accompany them. However, the latest technology is only available in select libraries. The majority of these labs are in the McKay center, reserved for student athletes.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If you like fast food, then you're in luck because you have everything from McDonald's to sushi

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus is just that-- OFF campus... so even if it's nice housing, it still kind of sucks to live off campus

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Workload is challenging depending on the classes you take. Some GEs are not as challenging as core classes for a major.

2 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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