Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
17,619
Tuition
$46,363
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 2429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I live Mexican food and there are tons of great spots close to campus. You are also relatively close to a variety of trendy spots.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Being in Los Angeles you are immersed in many different cultures and socioeconomic status. USC has the largest international population in the US.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Alcohol usage most seen in Greek life.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: People come to USC because of its football legacy. Sports, especially football is a major part of the school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Very expensive. Structures always under construction. No street parking.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: If you have a car it's ok. Surrounding neighborhood not great.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You have to be in the know about scholarship opportunities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: What you'd expect from a private school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Think mix between your stereotypical private school student and beach bum.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I loved the psychology program and recommend it to anyone interested. The downside is that it's difficult to find a career specific job with a psych degree. I wish I double majored in occupational therapy.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The USC applications is much easier to navigate than other schools I applies to. Essay and recommendations are very important. The only downside is the cost.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive and difficult to find.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Very active in school events.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It is what it is.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am waiting to hear back

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I hope the reputation and USC network pays off.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Right in the heart of Los Angeles, for better and for worse.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Always get what I need.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Great weather all year long.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I am at the skirball campus and there are no outside food options nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I wish the internships were more flexible for those of us students who are trying to keep working at our current jobs.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Los Angeles has a variety of housing opportunities, however USC is not in the greatest of locations. Although close to downtown, the surrounding areas of campus are not the safest.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: If you love sunshine then don't go anywhere else..

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Los Angeles is one of the most amazing cities in the world.... just maybe not for college students.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The international students clog up the school, but diverse americans are hard to come by.

2 people 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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