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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school has developed many methods to protect students,

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: School really care about student's job status. There are many programs help students to find a job.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Because we are rich. We have many houses.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Actually, I have no idea about this.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We are really a rich school, and we invest lots money on athletics.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There are lots of experienced professors and resources. It is really helpful for my life.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had an overall good experience so far. The teaching environment is friendly.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The quality of the course vary by professors, but if it isn't your major classes, it can be though going through the class. So in saying that, not all classes are very engaging or interesting enough to want to invest personal time for it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Third year here and haven't even visited the career center... Don't even know where I'm going in the future... Why am I here?

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are pros and cons to every school and for USC it's definitely a sleepless school...noise come from all sides of the corner.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not a part of any IV or IM so there's not much I can say from my experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think I found a community that I can lean on when I feel down and can rely on when I need help! But making friends hasn't been very easy...

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: USC is the coolest college in America. Most of the time I felt like I was in movie (not a coincidence since so many movies about college are filmed and based on USC). The administration, faculty, students and alumni take the "Trojan Family" concept very seriously, and I don't think there's anything quite like it at any other college. Academically, I was able to explore a remarkably wide range of disciplines, and consistently blown away by the quality of the professors. I picked USC over a couple more "prestigious" colleges I got into, and it was the best decision I ever made.

13 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This school really helps you to approach the goals you have. Most of professors are actually interested in their students and there are many programs that assist you to explore your career of pursuit.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In general, classes are a reasonable size. Many classes are split into large lectures which meet once or twice a week, then a smaller discussion section which meets less often. Some of my classes were packed to the brim on the first day of school, making it rather difficult to find seats. However, in general, this problem doesn't occur. Class sizes are generally great and the professors are some of the most engaging and passionate I have ever come to know. Finally, I like that they often have their own teaching styles and that USC offers a plethora of different courses, often with very engaging and niche topics.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: With our Marshall Business program being so successful, as well as other great alumni from other schools within USC, job prospects are great for those who can make it through the rigor of USC. Plenty of my friends have gotten internships and jobs nearby, even a few with jobs at major social media corporations. The alumni network is fantastic by all reports, employers are always offering for students who need jobs. The career center is very easy to use and helped me find an on-campus job very easily.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: With the USC security posted all throughout campus and the surrounding area, the students know that there is always someone watching out for their well-being. Crime reports happen a few times a month, but they still feel rare. Regarding health, we have plenty of facilities and resources for those who have been sexually assaulted on campus. Our health center is very nice as well and was able to help me when I was very sick last semester.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus, I live in an off-campus apartment. From what I know, the students enjoy it for the most part, and it's rather convenient to be able to walk straight to classes and dining. I have heard complaints about living in older buildings and not having AC, but overall people tend to enjoy their dorm experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very popular at USC, throwing most of the important parties/events on campus. The Greek Row of fraternity and sorority houses is rather impressive, with several beautiful houses lining the street. However, Greek life has a reputation of being less and less racially diverse as you move up the "prestige" rankings - "top houses" have a stigma of being nearly all-white. This is a dilemma that will hopefully be resolved within the next few years, but this can only happen through active attempts to change it. Greek housing is available for members, and people tend to enjoy living in their house. Greek life can serve as a very dividing factor on campus, with rivalries between houses and a divide between Greeks and non-Greeks.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: USC has great athletics, including a fantastic football team and an exciting basketball team. This semester is my first fall semester (and therefore my first football season), so it's somewhat difficult to judge their athletics yet. However, everyone is extremely excited for the season to get started and I have heard nothing but great things from USC fans. Locals will always give you a "Fight On!" when they see you in USC apparel (since there aren't too many UCLA fans nearby). Other sports aren't given as much attention, but that doesn't take away from their greatness.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The great things about USC are numerous. Located in Los Angeles, its location is perfect for networking and getting job experience nearby. In addition, there is a fantastic alumni connection and a plethora of successful USC alumni with whom we share a connection. Also, having been to another college to compare, I can tell that USC is one of the most spirited schools in the nation, with an extremely active and loyal student body. It's amazingly easy to get involved in the numerous clubs here, and this helps the school feel even more like a family unit. We have great facilities, from the classy dining halls to the bustling dormitories, to the gyms on campus and the great off-campus housing. Teachers and professors care about their topics more than I've seen in my other schooling, and the school attracts some of the greatest and brightest students in the nation - thus making our school an academic powerhouse as well. The school is genuinely my dream school for these reasons, and I couldn't have made a better choice in choosing to go here.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

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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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