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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus dorms for freshman are pretty decent. Some are definitely better than others, but they are all mostly in a good central place on campus, and they are a great opportunity to make friends.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek system is pretty big on campus. There are many people involved in the greek system and you can see them all over campus. Even though there are a lot of people in the greek system, non-greek people are not looked down upon and greek and non-greek have no issues with each other based on that fact alone. Many guys like to join fraternities just to get into parties, but if you have a lot of friends in fraternities then it is not necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The most important sport on campus is varsity football. We have a great stadium and the home games are fun to both tailgate and attend. A lot of people also participate in intramural or club sports, although the attendance is minimal. Other sports that are big on campus are basketball and volleyball, especially when football season has ended.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is a great university with a diversity of people, so it would be hard to not meet some that you like. The campus is beautiful and in a large city, so there are a multitude of activities and places to go outside of campus that are not too far. The academics are great with teachers who are both difficult and willing to help their students succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly, Loved getting in. I have class 2 times a week. My parents basically pay for me to party 5 days a week.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: USC is located in a relatively unsafe area but the university has taken numerous steps to ensure safety on campus

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Top ranked university for my major of choice with good representation of competitive companies in the industry at career fairs.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Competitive university for college athletics (e.g. football)

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Provides an adequate education for working in industry field

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do not go on campus, but my sister went there. She never felt unsafe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm only going on what they've told me so far - that the Trojan network is equal to none!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a fan of the Greek life, so I am not a good judge!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Trojan Spirit runs rampant at USC! You will see a sea of Trojans in the stands at any game.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is the first of its kind to integrate Social Work in a Nursing major. This is the future. . .

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've learned a lot of skills and hopefully I can get a job afterwards.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Trojan Family is real in certain industries, and it'll work out if you put yourself out there

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I grew up in LA, so I don't really feel threatened by USC's location.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in Birnkrant which is hands down the best Freshman housing, other than that, USC housing is eh~

4 College Junior

Athletics: USC is definitely a large football school, and a lot revolves around the team. Basketball is on the rise

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of opportunity if you make the most of the situation at USC. People try really hard, and they make it because of their work, not the school.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: The frat parties are the biggest and most extravagant. However, there are also always other parties which may be less exclusive. There is always something going on and we also have access to all of Los Angeles nightlife. Downtown Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the Arts District are all very close to USC. Hollywood areas are slightly farther, but you will find you have a lot of options. With Uber or the Metro, nightlife is accessible.

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5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties all the time. It is very easy to find something any thursday, friday, or saturday.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The overwhelming majority of professors I have had have been stellar. They care a lot about what they teach as well as the well being of the students. Professors are your greatest resource and they are some of the best in the world. The workload depends on the professor, but again, most of them want you to learn and excel, not stay busy with mindless and tedious tasks.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity could improve, especially in exclusive clubs or groups. For the most part there is no overt discrimination, but you will find some cases. That being said, a good portion of the student population is very accepting and no matter who you are you will be able to find people with common grounds.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Dangerous events do not occur often. There are people to go to for help if there is an emergency or you have a drug problem.

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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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