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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love my school, but I wish I would have done more research about my major.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC is an incredible place to go to school!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Welcome week has been fun, informative, and great for networking.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, USC has been amazing and there is always something to do and many opportunities to be involved.

2 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The culture at this school is amazing. Do not listen to those who say it is only for the wealthy. The large endowment meant I was able to get scholarships and need-based aid. I was able to attend USC over other UC public schools (coming from out of state) because they offered me more merit- and need-based scholarships. There is also a great work-study program that allowed me to get more involved and meet faculty and other students in my school while making some money. The social life is rich - through athletics, service organizations, clubs, and greek life (which you can still enjoy without being a part of). The students at this school know how to work hard and play hard. The palm tree-lined campus can't be beat. And it's great getting the feel of a large, beautiful campus in close proximity to downtown LA. Great music scene as well.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: USC's Social Work program is one of the top ranked schools in the country. However the cost is prohibitive! I still would choose USC but I would have a better strategy for applying for scholarships and make sure that I had applied for the Cal-Grant on time!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors I had over the summer pushed me to work harder and diligently. More than I have ever been pushed before, they took it to a whole new lever and brought out the beast in me.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: University of Southern California is a fantastic school in a beautiful location. Coming from dreary Chicago with the constant battle of blizzards and rain, I never realized how constant sunshine makes your life so much happier. Plus, the girls I lived with became such great friends that I never imagined I would make my first year.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have only been here for summer school, but I love it so far. The classes are interesting and engaging. The faculty is wonderful! Overall, it is a great experience and I cannot wait for fall and football season!

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC provides unique research opportunities for its students. This is especially advantageous for science majors who want to gain research experience.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very fun, and an excellent work-life balance!

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC not only has great academics, but also an incredible family aspect- every current student/alumni I've spoken to is excited to share their experiences and is eager to help connect you to resources. The enthusiasm is contagious- I'm so happy to be here.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Nothing is impossible at USC... Land of smart and competitive students. Faculty is amazing.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Trojan Family is no joke here.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The amount of support I received as an incoming student was invaluable - they really strive to make the transition as seamless as possible.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The culture of being a Trojan. Everyone is friendly

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The previous college I attend was great but my only regret would be not being apart of a club or group on campus sooner.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school treats us all as a family. GO TROJANS

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been sort of bizarre. I ended up leaving for a year after I finished my first year, and being away was agony. I have met such great people and have learned about the world from so many different perspectives. I really love my school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far my admissions experience has been great. There are a few bumps in the road, but the important thing to remember is to stay on top of things and be positive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I've mostly just been to orientation, but everyone was very informative and accepting.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC has offered be a rich experience of education. The amount of opportunities are endless it is almost overwhelming. When I was first admitted there after a year of community college, I felt a rapid transition that was slightly intimidating. However, I feel being there after one year has helped me grow and mature at a faster rate. The student body is highly intelligent and competitive, but all of that aids to becoming a better, more confident student. I would choose USC over any other school because it is always challenging in different ways, and it is never boring or easy.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I am enrolled in USC online graduate program. It is awesome with state of the art technology based classrooms and curriculum based on practical and usable knowledge according to the current demands. Programs evolve with new research and changing times. Counseling department is very helpful and faculty has a goal to reach out to everyone. I would definitely choose this school if given an opportunity to choose again.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved being a freshman at USC. What others had said about this school were so true; there are so many extracurricular activities beyond what I can imagine. There's a frisbee club, a multi-ethnic volunteer club and so much more. Then there are a bunch of special committees that put on concerts, free food events and out door movies. I love how USC has cultural assemblies because it really opens up people's minds and thoughts about different cultures and types of people on the USC campus. I would choose USC a million times over again because it's the best decision I've ever made in terms of school :)

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy going to school, I love learning new things in the classroom or from what my friends tell me once they get out of lecture. My freshman year of college I attended California State University of Los Angeles but now as an incoming sophomore I am going to finish my studies at the University of Southern California. I am very excited to go to USC for many reasons, their cinematic arts school, the football games, and their overall wide variety of classes to take. I am glad that I went to CSULA for my first year in college, it provided me an opportunity to become comfortable in the classroom something I could not do in high school; so if I could choose my school all over again I would definitely make sure CSULA was the first educational institution I attended.

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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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