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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've seen my sister struggle, so I'm anxious.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a few sour grapes, but for the most part I've had incredible professors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My first year, while there were hiccups, was great!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm having the literal time of my life at USC. Commit, you won't regret it.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They don't call it the Trojan Family for nothing. I've only been here for a year but I've already met people in my preferred field, past-Trojans, looking to hire or help me out specifically because I go to USC. Bless up

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I dont think sexual assault at USC is any more of an issue than it is on any other campus, but regardless the issue is still existent and should be treated seriously in all circumstances

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Birnkrant for my first year, and it was the best experience ever. Eight floors of open doors for real. 10/1 would recommend

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not many are big fans of Greek life on campus, except those in greek life. The whole institution is very problematic (cliquey, snobby, self-important). They really are only good for the parties they throw.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Trojan pride is very big on campus, can be a bit overwhelming if you're not into sports but honestly just take advantage of the free booze during game day tailgates and you'll be fine

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Committing to USC was honestly one of the best decisions I could have made.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diverse in almost every way.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At least in my dorm, somebody got kicked out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are usually fun to listen to.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as I know, USC has best "networking."

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is not outstanding, but neither is it bad.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is diverse with an engaging community.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: USC is on the conservative side of liberal. International students tend to keep to themselves, and the student government is mostly white and male. Greek life is extremely heteronormative and it tends to be a breeding ground for sexism. Racial diversity is not as much of an issue - USC has a pretty typical mix for a private university.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Registration at USC isn't the best, but it's probably slightly better than some other schools. Classes do fill up, especially core classes required for certain majors, but it is rare to miss registration for a class you absolutely need to take in sequence.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The business school core class professors are hit and miss. My intro to accounting professor was fantastic at teaching, was always available during her office hours, and helped introduce me to the big four recruiters. For GEs, the majority of professors I've had were engaging and very knowledgeable about their field and how to teach the material.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Trojan family is hyped up, but it lives up to the hype. Hiring rates for my school, Leventhal School of Accounting, are incredibly high and most graduates get job offers from the big four firms. Recruiters are on campus all the time, and even are invited to intro courses.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm a Music Industry major, and there is definitely no other place where I could get the quality of education in my field that I am receiving. For one of my classes, we had Bill Withers come in and talk to us about songwriting. There are classes for anything you may be interested in, and professors are almost always willing to give you contact info for people that can help you learn more.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Trojan Fam is real, y'all. You're almost guaranteed a job. USC grads prioritize other Trojans if they see them in hiring pools.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are several DPS officers throughout campus and on every street corner for a 2 mile radius, so walking back from a party or from the library at night isn't something I worry about too much. Also, the free uber offered by campus makes me feel a lot safer coming home from off campus at night.

I had to leave campus for a semester very suddenly due to a sexual assault, and tried to receive incompletes in a few of my classes. It was pretty evenly split as to teachers that were completely accepting, no questions asked about suddenly leaving and receiving an incomplete, and to teachers who demanded to know exactly why I was leaving, requested notes from psychiatrists about my condition, and ultimately refused to grant me an incomplete because I didn't want to share the details of being raped.

So it's mixed.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: @Max Nikias can you PLEASE put some air conditioning in all freshman dorms. it is 2016 and we are sweating like animals !! It is Los Angeles in tall brick buildings !!! I measured the temperature in my dorm and it was 120 degrees !! I got heat stroke just from being in my own dorm !! I had to sleep at a desk in the library for a week !!

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not an athlete, so all I can speak to is going as a spectator. Tailgates are dope, going to the actual football game is cool occasionally, but people usually leave at halftime. For other sports, people usually only go because of how much free stuff is given out. Like they will straight up give you a whole pizza or a chipotle burrito and a sweatshirt just for walking in the door.

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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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