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

Majors: Number 1 OT school in country

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Areas surrounding campus have had lots of robberies- lots of students live off campus

College Junior

Campus Housing: Never have lived on campus

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Too many fast food options, not enough local/healthy ones

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Alpha Gamma Delta. Join it.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's a college campus like any other

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: They do not give many scholarships to graduate students.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Athletics: Trojan football obviously is the best.

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: Pretty much have to go downtown or to hollywood

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3 College Senior

Transportation: You can walk pretty much everywhere

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Again, it is a bad area so you don't want to wander too far away from campus.

5 College Senior

Academics: The world is intense, but I love my professors and my field placement

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: The process of applying for the MSW program is fairly straightforward. There are counselors that help you 100% through the process.

4 College Senior

Majors: It is a great program for clinical social work, just VERY expensive for the field.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: USC is not in a great area.

4 College Senior

Weather: Southern California is always nice!

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know because I haven't lived off campus yet

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Diversity: There is someone from every walk of life, every culture imaginable, speak nearly every language, have a wide range of likes and dislikes, believe in different things.... the list goes on. Basically, a Trojan can be anyone from anywhere so long as they have the drive and desire to be here and work hard.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Academics: I love my major--human biology gives me the opportunity to take lots of science classes and work well to fill Pre-Med requirements. However, having such intensive science courses in a department that isn't always extremely understanding, helpful, or nice.... is a bit overwhelming sometimes. It's a lot of work but if you're serious about science and premed, it's the thing for you

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Weather: I love, love, love how mellow the weather is--on most days. The one and only thing I may complain about is how hot it can get compared to Northern California during the summer. But other than that, clear blue skies, warm breezes, no harsh winter, and beautiful scenery is all something I love and makes the campus seem to alive and gorgeous.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Drug Safety: If you don't actively go out and look for alcohol and drugs... you probably wouldn't find it in huge abundance. Drugs are more visible than drinks but even so, no one makes you do anything you don't want and no one really thinks much of it if you chose not to do drugs or you chose not to drink.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Student

Scholarships: I don't know how people managed to get full rides or have basically everything covered.... it was really hard for me. And I still had to take out loans

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4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Locals are pretty accepting of the students even though they see most of us and spoiled and having a lot of money...

That aside, there is so much to do on and off campus all the time--from cultural events to the scenery to shopping to the nightlife in LA, there's something for everyone (so as you're willing to travel a little for the most part... there's isn't much directly around campus)

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4 College Student

Transportation: There's campus shuttles, campus cruiser, the Metro (train and bus), and zipcars (all if you don't have your own car). So that's great because there's lots of ways to get around

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Nightlife: Not many clubs immediately surrounding the school, Metro can take you downtown though and that's not too bad. The Row is within walking distance too so that's good

1 person found this useful Report
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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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