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Reviews 2429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Actually some really good food!

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: DPS always around to assist you

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Good options available around campus

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Strong greek presence on campus but you defiintely don't have to go greek to have a good time

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The weather is awesome, the people I've met are nice. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. Lots of celebrity sightings on campus, it's been used as a movie set twice this semester. I think I would probably choose my school again.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't had much experience with applying for financial aid so I can't really say.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I attend one of the most diverse schools in the nation. However, there does still exist some segregation amongst friendship groups.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Never lived off campus, but from what i've heard its not that bad

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: its La so there's always something different and new

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very accepting, i learn so much about other religions and political views. I feel so much more educated.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I LOVE LA SO MUCH! There are so many job opportunities!!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i love my program. I'm in my dream school and the location is amazing.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, its in a good part of LA

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A little old but still roomy, has great views!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Basically if you want to excel in school you will choose the right path

5 College Freshman

Majors: It's very hands on and there are so many job opportunities available to me

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Its very prestigious but i worked hard in school

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's super expensive and i'm drowning in debt

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is a very busy area with an abundance of social activities going on weekly.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: LA offers many different selections for food at a range of cost and ethnicities.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't have any knowledge about the drugs and alcohol scene at USC.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have yet to experience campus housing at USC.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have any knowledge about off-campus housing.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I love the LA night life, but I have yet to find out about USC's parties.


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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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