Los Angeles, CA
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Reviews 2199 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: transportation is terrible for a big city

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Diversity: nothing out of the ordinary for schools in CA

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Computers: USC has a wealth of really nice computer labs and great tech support.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is unfortunately not really that much food off campus

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's always something going on.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know, but it seems legit.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Sunny days, sometimes foggy in the morning.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's usually always a DPS officer or someone to help you (if you need it) in sight.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's usually something going on every night.

1 person found this useful Report
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

3 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
College Junior

Campus Strictness: I am not sure because I am an online distant learning student and I am never in the vicinity of the school. I reside in Georgia.

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

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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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