University of Southern California Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Website
www.usc.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
17,619
Part-Time Undergrads
697
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$46,363
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,363
Room & Board
$12,440
Acceptance Rate
20 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
1910–2220
Average ACT Scores
29–33

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The campus
  • The film school
  • Football games at the coliseum
  • The marching band

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Proximity to some of LA's toughest neighborhoods
  • No In-N-Out Burger
  • No men's soccer team
  • Everything is expensive

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Southern California Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It has little value outside of the parties, and attempts to justify it through "philanthropies" that waste more money than they raise and are really just excuses for drinking are annoying.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in California is fantastic, and it is rarely cold.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is very little peer pressure to drink (unless you are pledging a fraternity).

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: It depends on what you're looking for. If you want a loud scene with lots of people and lots of alcohol the row is great, but it can be very superficial, very rapey, and overall a little disgusting at times.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Facilities: The libraries are amazing on campus, and there are specific libraries to individual subjects which is cool.

2 people found this useful Report
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