University of Southern California Summary

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Tommy Trojan

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 Junior

Nightlife: It is ok. There is a couple things to do but you kind of have to look. Nothing is going to jump out at you. There has been better places that I've been to and there has been worse places that I've been to

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's ok. There is stuff to do if your willing to look but nothing will really jump out at you. There has been better places that I have been to and there has been worse places I have been to

4 College Freshman

Majors: engineering school is the best, go viterbi, but cinematic arts is really good bc of hollywood

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3 College Freshman

Majors: there were extra essays in our application as freshmen

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: beautiful place, beautiful people, everyone dresses up too much though

1 person found this useful Report
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