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 Senior

Local Atmosphere: It's close to downtown La, Hollywood, truly in a prime location aside from the fact that it is south central. But you are really not in any danger, USC takes necessary precautions.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is really great! However the president of our university is really cracking down on the registered parties because there have been so many alcohol related hospitalizations.

5 College Senior

Academics: Going to USC has been the greatest blessing in my life, and has truly helped me accomplish so much. It is an amazing school, and I am inspired daily by world renowned professors. Being a creative writing major, I am encouraged by such a loving community, and shown the true craft of writing through very different perspectives and opinions. By the time we are finished with the program we finish a novel under the guidance of a successful published author. Which is extremely rewarding to say the least.

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5 College Senior

Academics: I wouldn't suggest any other school. USC is amazing, we have the best professors throughout our university. One of our Professors just recently one a Nobel Prize in Science, all of our adjunct professors are successful in their field, and there are so many amazing Majors and amazing schools within our university.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: USC Football is elite on campus! Everyone gets so excited and there is plenty of school pride!

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Non-greeks usually have negative stereotypes of greeks.

1 person found this useful Report
Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Great source of fun! it is a great way to increase one's social life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is plenty of policy enforcement that monitors the alcohol and drug use of students on campus. Alcohol is easily accessible at college parties.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I love my school and have made a ton of new friends. I have yet to find a person I do not get along with!

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my program and everything about it. There are many great opportunities to take part in

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: USI requires degrees for pretty much and major possible. A wide variety of courses are available, with several professors for each subject.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food is outstanding, fair prices, and great variety.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Never see or hear about anyone doing drugs. programs drug test applicants.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great city to live in and a beautiful campus.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation system is really bad. It's hard to get around without a car. Even if you have one though, the traffic is hell.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: There's a whole range of people here with all kinds of religions, ethnicities, sexual preferences, and political beliefs, if the many clubs and student organizations are of any indication.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Despite the fact that the school is in LA, it's in a really bad part of LA, so there isn't much to do at night that's not at The Row. If you want to go out at night and have fun, a car is necessary.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but Greek life is huge here. The Row throws tons of parties every week, and Greeks and non-Greeks alike flock there on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Heck, there's parties on other days sometimes too. The registered parties are also pretty big.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Los Angeles has so much to offer. Always something cool to do.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: USC definitely represents diversity among all facets: race, gender, political views, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It took a lot of work for me to get all of the aid that I needed, but it ended up working out.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is always great here. It never gets too cold.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There needs to be more restaurants around campus! Especially more healthy options.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing is solid. I have seen better at other schools, but its not awful.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a big part of campus

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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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