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Los Angeles, CA
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$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Campus Dining: I have never lived in the dorms, but most people like to go to the cafeteria near the Lyons Center.

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Campus Dining: Food is better than most other campuses. There are many fast-food places, though, which could be a problem if you want to avoid the `Freshman 15.'

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Campus Dining: The barbecue is always good at EVK, the freshman cafeteria. Try Parkside for a nice treat. The food's actually pretty good.

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Campus Dining: The food on campus is great! We have Jamba Juice, cafés, and cafeterias for freshmen.

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Campus Dining: We have some cafeterias, but they aren't that great. We have a Carl's Jr.; it's like Burger King, but better. The on-campus food is pretty good, but most people get sick of it just because you have to eat it everyday.

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Campus Dining: There are two cafeterias. One is EVK and the other is IRC at Parkside. Parkside is absolutely wonderful. EVK is not so great. I personally did not eat there except for Sunday brunch, which was pretty good.

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Campus Dining: The food is actually really good except for EVK, the freshman cafeteria (the `evil kitchen'). It has terrible dinners, but they have really good breakfast and lunch. There's also this Starbucks-type place called Trojan Grounds.

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Campus Dining: On-campus food is iffy. EVK cafeteria sucks like a Hoover. It gets better at Café 84, which has a lot of different options including a Jamba Juice and Krispy Kreme.

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Campus Dining: The Mexican food at La Salsa is pretty good. The only on-campus bar is also there, but as of recently, you need a very good ID.

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Campus Dining: Food . . . well . . . USC has EVK. That's a cafeteria. It has food, maybe not good food, but plenty of it.

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Campus Dining: Let's just say I eat out a lot.

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Diversity: USC is very diverse. But like the real world, there are different social scenes. You might hang out in class and see the diversity there, but people mostly stick with others of their own ethnicity and financial background.

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Diversity: It's a fairly diverse place, and you will find a decent amount of just about every ethnicity. It can be a cool way to learn about other cultures and so on.

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Diversity: Campus is extremely diverse. USC claims that there are students from every state in the US, and there are a lot of kids from other countries.

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Diversity: The campus is diverse in a sense that there are many people that come from different places. However, half of the population at USC is Caucasian. You will definitely see a variety of ethnicities on campus.

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Diversity: The campus is really diverse. I had friends from all over. I would say that the nice thing is that we aren't a state school, so USC doesn't have to take a majority of California kids.

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Diversity: A good percentage of students are from Southern California-mainly Orange County-but you will make friends with kids from all over the country.

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Diversity: USC is incredibly diverse. That's something I really love about this school. Not only are we diverse people-wise, but there are so many things directed at so many different people. The list of clubs, organizations, and programs on campus is amazing.

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Diversity: There's some sort of mixture, but unfortunately there are a lot of cliques.

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Diversity: USC is really diverse. We have the rich kids (we're still sort of known as the University of Spoiled Children), but we are also one of the top providers of scholarships and grants in the country.

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Diversity: There are many different kinds of people on campus. We also have a huge international population.

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Diversity: There are so many different people, races, interests, and styles.

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Diversity: The campus is very diverse. They like to have a student body that is representative of the nation. It's well balanced.

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Diversity: Last time I heard, we had the largest international student population in the nation. You can find any type of scene on campus, but at the same time, there are still a lot of spoiled kids.

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Greek Life: Greek life is a pretty dominant force here at USC. The sorority system is pretty awesome here on campus. However, as a girl, if you choose not to get involved, you can still party if you want to. Girls are always invited.

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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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