Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 2199 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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College Junior

Campus Housing: 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.

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Diversity: 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. I do know that the students in my online classes are very diverse as we are located all over the world.

College Junior

Greek Life: 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.

College Junior

Nightlife: 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.

College Junior

Transportation: 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.

College Junior

Weather: 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.

College Junior

Local Atmosphere: 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.

5 College Junior

Academics: I am gaining my masters in social work with a concentration of mental health and a sub-concentration of military social work. USC has the only military social work program so I was immediately drawn to it. They also offer MSW@USC which is a virtual academic program which is great for out of state students like myself. The workload can be very overwhelming at times however, the professors are very helpful to us.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: 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.

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: 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

Health & Safety: I'm an online distant learning student so I do not know the presence of police on campus. I do get emails about issues happening on campus and how they are being handled.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We love our sports teams in good and bad times. The Trojan family is a very devoted fan base. It is abnormal if one does not have spirit, something that is not really noticeable anyhow. The most difficult thing is the Lyon Center or student gym. It was built a while back with a capacity to support a much smaller student body; it is usually very crowded. But with the expanding of the Center's pool, I would like to hope that the Lyon Center itself will be expanded soon as well.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: This is a bit trickier because the campus can be a bit more strict based on the severity of the situation. If it is a severe situation, action will be swift and strict. If it is a first time or minor offense, the school knows that the student knows how discipline will follow, and allows a firm warning to take action.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: By it's great I mean that the school knows what most of its students are getting into. There are many security guards and law enforcement agents around to assist when something goes awry. The most abundantly abused substance is alcohol, though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: One doesn't usually want to venture too far off-campus without a car. Once one gets to Downtown, though, there are a plethora of options. The object is getting Downtown.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing isn't exceptional. It is like most other campus housing with small, two-bed dorm rooms. They are all within close proximity and seem safe.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: This is Southern California so the weather is always fantastic. Just after a storm, it is bright, sunny, and warm again.

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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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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