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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    The Athenaeum
  2. 2
    The professors
  3. 3
    Parties like Monte Carlo, Superheroes, and the Toga Party
  4. 4
    WOA! trips
  5. 5
    Being able to leave your door unlocked 24/7
  6. 6
    IM inner-tube water polo
  7. 7
    Amazing lobster dinners in the dining hall
  8. 8
    Taking a class at one of the other 5Cs
  9. 9
    Undergraduate Research Institutes
  10. 10
    SoCal Sunshine!

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 8 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
92% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
57% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
81% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
68% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
53% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
73% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
84% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
83% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
80% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
58% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 53/47 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
100% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 85% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-54% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Small size
  2. 2
    Story House is OCD about furniture outside.
  3. 3
    The "fight" song
  4. 4
    Transportation without a car
  5. 5
    People seem to get away with just about everything.
  6. 6
    Not all the dorms have air conditioning.
  7. 7
  8. 8
    The course selection can be limited.
  9. 9
    The meal plan cheats you.
  10. 10
    There's not much to do off campus.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $44,085, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,380.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,962.
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