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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Its not perfect, but then nothing in life is. Yet, USC is on an ever increasing upward trajectory and can offer things that are impossible for other schools to offer such as the benefits of LA.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being a part of the USC community. USC is committed to helping every student find their home within the Trojan Family. Despite its large student population, USC has a warm and inviting small campus-feel.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I find the academic advisement very helpful. You can register for courses you like easily.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have learned a ton and love it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is great, but the level of difficulty is very competitive. Grade is based on a curve, so it depends on how well other students work. Great campus, location, and great teachers. Not good communication for transfer students. Classes are very challenging. Classmates are friendly. Housing is very easy and affordable. Cost of attendance is very expensive, which requires to take heavy loans.

18 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am currently a graduating senior and I am definitely sad that I cannot prolong my time here. USC appeals to students because it is rich in college experiencing- football games, diversity, and a wide range of activities to participate in. We pride ourselves in having the most international students than any other college in the United States and it has definitely opened my eyes to how big this world truly is. In addition, we are the only university to host tailgates on campus for every game we compete in. If I could re-do college, I would accept in a heartbeat.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that USC offers so many cultural events like Visions and Voices, and the warm weather is such a welcome change.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, USC is an amazing experience. Academics, weather, sports, social scene, etc.--USC has it all.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been challenging but fun

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC is very diverse and has a very mixed group of people. However, there is still a bit of discrimination which makes it difficult to do things sometimes.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Initially, I agreed to attend USC because it was the best school among those that accepted me. However, now that I have attended there for 3 semesters, I would now rank USC much higher in terms of my Wish List schools, placing it among my 3 highest. I am very happy to be attending USC. It has exceeded my expectations.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is amazing and filled with the top students from around the country. The faculty is incredible and the alumni network is strong. However, it is easy to get overwhelmed and to feel like you're lost in the shuffle. Definitely have confidence and get involved if you do decide to go to this school.

15 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has excellent programs and professors with excellent level of competitivity. It gives a lot of oportunities to practice what I have learned so far.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Southern California is such an incredible institution. There are so many resources available to students and the environment is perfect for collaborative learning.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

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

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

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

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

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

3 people 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.

4 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.

15 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!

2 people 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.

8 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.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

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

6 people found this useful Report
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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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