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

Off-Campus Housing: The University owns a lot of the surrounding housing

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was an unforgettable experience!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: Many options for any Trojan!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: USC is the best academically successful party school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not Greek, but the Greek scene is big.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: Sports, weather, passion, history, tradition, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors love their jobs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: We always learn new things in Business School.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school tries its best to educate and regulate.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Los Angeles is exceptional in all areas.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is great to have all the options available!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: Prime Los Angeles weather--the best!

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: USC has one of the best football programs. Trojans

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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.

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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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