Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 2427 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: USC has the most international students

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's super fun, you don't even have to join if you're a girl!

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Staples Center and Walt Disney Hall close by.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There are facilities, but mobility could be better

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I never paid attention to Greeks. No interest in it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Professors with more experience in govt needed.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The seminar IR classes need content improvement.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Nice improvements were being made, before I left.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I care about food mostly, and it was awesome.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I didn't get good guidance at start of program.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Workload is cumbersome, professors approachable.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: No complaints here. Just what I needed.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: USC could have been more generous

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: From the point of view of academics, it is great.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Happening everywhere in dorms, tough on nonsmokers

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some are amazing, some need upgrading immediately.

2 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Its tough to reach nice places without a car.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Engineering is challenging, but very rewarding

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: World class faculty and facilities

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lot's of very attractive and diverse people.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There has a been a recent crack down on college parties

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Greek life if prominent, but the department of public safety keeps things under control

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Kind of a free for all. Just don't throw ragers in your dorm room.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I hate greek life, personally. However if it's your thing, USC is the mecca of Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: SC students party hard and it's up to you to know your limits.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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