Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Definitely the best university in California!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are choices as to where one can dorm as a freshman thus it is up to the individual to seek out which environment works best for them as each dorm building has a particular personality. There are options to live in a dorm style or communal apartment style.

3 College Senior

Parking: Unless you have a parking pass, parking is available if one is willing to walk a bit and park off campus. There is no need for a car as an underclassman but it is convenient in later years.

4 College Senior

Computers: There are plenty of computer labs on campus that are open 24/7. There is never a lack of open spaces and students are able to rent laptops for hours at a time. Printers can be found all over campus and the wireless internet is very reliable.

5 College Senior

Athletics: The division I sports teams are the heart and soul of USC. There is such a sense of spirit and pride surrounding sports. It truly is something great to see the spirit at every home game may it be for football, basketball, or volleyball to name a few.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: From my understanding the Panhellenic and IFC present at USC are very prominent. The cultural and professional fraternities also do carry a large following. Essentially these extra circulars help empower a student and are a way to be introduced to a greater networking system.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The on-campus police do their best to keep a presence of safety at all times. If anything looks suspicious they are there within seconds. They monitor the surrounding campus area within a mile radius to ensure students are secured. USC is located in a rough neighborhood but never have I once felt unsafe waling along in the middle of the night on campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: School policies are placed in order with the students' best interest in mind and safety. It is understood and respected.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: USC is a social school, there are always events happening thus never a dull moment.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: In the immediate vicinity, there are a plethora of fast-food/ counter food options. Venturing less than 2 miles, Downtown LA has even more options and finer dining.

5 College Senior

Weather: Los Angeles has warm, temperate weather year-around. One can not complain with sun 365 days a year.

5 College Senior

Diversity: The campus is very open and respectful to all facets of diversity.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There is an even ratio of male to females on campus. The campus is so diverse so one can find their niche.

5 College Senior

Facilities: One of the greatest thing about the USC campus is its aesthetics. It looks like the campus is out of a Hollywood film. The facilities are very up to date and modern. The libraries are open 24/7 and computer labs are scattered all over campus. The student center is newly build and the center of campus. Traditions are prevalent including football games and Senior fountain run.

5 College Senior

Facilities: A private school in the middle of a global metropolitan, nothing can compare. We are a school of 38,000 students yet you can still see and bump into familiar faces on the daily. It's just a marvelous thing.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is no pressure to partake in drugs. The on-campus police are good with tracking down parties as well as the on-campus resident advisors.

5 College Senior

Majors: At the USC School of architecture there are both strong students that push you to excel and excellent professors that truly care for the students. I am extremely satisfied with my education and am confident that I have obtained the skills to pursue my goal of opening a firm. The networking system has guaranteed me a job post graduation.

4 College Senior

Majors: Applying to the school of architecture, I had to submit a portfolio. In terms of wanting to pursue architecture, one must obtain skills in the design realm may it be having taken art studio classes in high school or volunteer work in a creative institute.

5 College Senior

Academics: Strong students and excellent professors.

5 College Senior

Academics: Hard working and competitive students.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a film major. The workload is fine, and the facilities are great. It really does open you up to so many opportunities as far as networking goes. It's a little annoying that you don't start the production track until junior year, but I believe they're changing that in the upcoming years.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I've done an internship every semester. They're incredibly beneficial and SCA really supports them.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Not easy to find a spot. Be cautious of fees.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's really expensive if you don't have the freshman meal plan. It's super convenient though.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most people drink, but if you don't it's totally fine.

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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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