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Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Weather: Let me put it this way: if you didn't bring a single pair of pants to school, it wouldn't really matter. It is never humid, and it only rains for about 16 days out of the school year. I have never heard anyone comment negatively on the weather here.

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Weather: The weather is wonderful. It's so warm in the fall and spring, and it doesn't get too cold in the winter. There's not a lot of rain, just occasional showers.

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Weather: California has the best weather ever. It's mostly between 60 and 80 degrees.

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Weather: The weather is beautiful. I would never be able to survive in any other state besides California. It's like eternal summer over here.

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Weather: It's 65 and sunny in the winter, 75-80 and sunny in the summer. It's always sunny, and it rains about two weeks in January. It gets cold at night-down to the 50s.

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Weather: Hello, Southern California. It really is gorgeous here, and a typical day does look like a scene from a movie. It is not uncommon to see gorgeous student body members tanning in the Quad on a typical sunny So-Cal day. No one here misses the snow.

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Weather: So-Cal weather is great. You're close to the beach, too. Winters are not that bad, and nights are cool.

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Weather: At the beginning of the year, it's really warm and sunny. It's like that at the end, too. In the winter, it definitely got cold, but that's just what happens in the winter.

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Weather: Okay, there's smog, but it has yet to snow in the last few years, and it only gets really hot around the start of the fall.

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Weather: The weather is awesome all year round. It gets kind of rainy in February, but I'm not complaining.

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Overall Experience: USC has been everything I thought it was going to be. The classes, themselves, aren't very difficult, so it isn't very hard to obtain a good GPA. The people are awesome, and the school spirit is something I've always loved about it.

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Overall Experience: USC is defined by the people who make up our community; intriguing, welcoming, and ready to astound the world!

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Overall Experience: Campus life is awesome. I always get the feeling thaprofessors and the school really want you to succeed. Alumni are awesome!

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Overall Experience: I have no regrets about where I chose to go to school. Southern California is the coolest place to spend your college years. USC caters to the wants of most of its students. If you're into sports, it has great teams. If you like to party, plenty of people do that, too. If you don't like to party, you can also find those kinds of kids. If you like to get involved, it's easy to do so.

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Overall Experience: If you want to network and make some important friends for future references, USC is one of the best at that. The alumni `Trojan Family' that the school speaks of is not a joke, people will truly hook you up if you graduate from USC.

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Transportation: Campus Cruiser is the greatest. Call them up after 5 p.m., and they will take you anywhere on campus to anywhere off campus within a certain radius. There are always cabs you can flag down to get downtown, too.

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Transportation: Public transportation in Los Angeles isn't very good. If you don't bring a car, you're better off making friends with people that drive.

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Transportation: Public transportation is not very good.

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Transportation: I heard that Los Angeles is not known for its public transportation. Get a car or get to know someone that has one.

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Transportation: LA is the city of freeways and cars, so I'd plan on getting one or befriending someone that does. You can usually get by without one because most people will have one. LA's public transportation sucks.

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Transportation: I don't use it, and I don't have a car. Get a bike, and you'll be fine.

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Transportation: Public transportation in LA is bad; there's nothing else to say about it.

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Transportation: Public transportation is convenient, but to be honest, I wouldn't use it. It's LA-almost everyone drives a car to get around. If you are near campus, though, they do have trams which are very safe and will take you to places near campus. Also, you can walk to get anything you need; everything is right near campus.

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Transportation: It's not that bad. My first year, I would take the DART downtown and to Chinatown for only 25 cents each way.

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Transportation: The bus system comes right on the outside blocks of campus, so it's right there. Also, the train is nearby. People hire taxis, and Super Shuttle or Primetime take them to and from the airport.

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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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