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Los Angeles, CA
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17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Computers: The Language Center has really nice computers, but you need to be taking a foreign language class to get priority if it's crowded. There are three other computer labs that all have PCs, Macs, and SUNs with floppy or zip drives. You can print, but you have to use the electronic money on your USCard to pay for it.

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Campus Dining: Campus eating does get a little old after awhile. I often grab my lunch in the form of Jamba Juice that's located on campus.

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Campus Dining: You'll get tired of it. Pack extra Twinkies! That's all you need to know.

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Campus Dining: Campus food is just fine. We have many choices such as Wolfgang Puck, as well as a salad bar, buffet-style line, and pre-made salads, sandwiches, and sushi.

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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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Academics: The professors are nice, and most of the ones that I've had are pretty good. You just have to visit office hours to get to know them. It's hard to get to know them in lectures.

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Academics: Some teachers are better than others, of course. Teachers are always available for office hours and are generally pretty easygoing. USC has a service where the students rate the teachers, and this is then translated onto the University Web site (http://senatecourseguide.com). It's useful information.

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Academics: We have excellent teachers with good connections in the area.

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Academics: Most teachers are very willing to help you out. One of my biology teachers even made our class dinner once!

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Academics: I have found many of my professors to be quite approachable and easy-going. Some of them are quite brilliant. I did have one teacher that I did not particularly care for, yet I still learned a lot in that course.

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Academics: Professors usually vary in performance, but most are really understanding and professional. Sometimes you do get the professor from hell . but not often.

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Academics: I was flying home for winter vacation this year, and I saw my religion teacher being interviewed on CNN.

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Academics: Teachers here are awesome. You really get that personal attention that you're not supposed to get at big schools. All are extremely approachable. To this day, I keep in touch with two of my favorite professors. Classes are taught by professors, not by teaching assistants (TAs). My only complaint was with one professor who had a bad accent; it was hard to understand his lectures. All in all, I've had really good experiences with teachers here.

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Academics: Teachers are very helpful. Use office hours to your benefit! Many teachers are great tools for getting internships and jobs.

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Academics: The professors are great. Since the classes are fairly small, you get to know the professor well. Professors and teaching assistants are always available whether it's through e-mail or office hours. It's always a good idea to introduce yourself to the professor and TA.

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Academics: It's all about TAs. Large lecture classes break into small classes for discussion led by TAs. They can make or break a class, or a grade for that matter.

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Academics: The professors at USC are amazing! They are very personable and are always willing to spend extra time if you need help.

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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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