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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of companies that recruit on campus, but that could always be improving. I am confident that the Trojan family will be of help when I graduate.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is expensive, but you get quality. Security is good at the dorms, and maybe even annoying if you want to bring too many guests. The places are kept clean, and depending on which dorm you choose, there can be a very fun social atmosphere. They do a lot of dorm activities that do not receive so much attention. Proximity to classes is best of course in the dorms. They only have campus housing guaranteed for freshmen, and most upperclassmen move off campus.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: There are a lot of frats and sororities, so technically it is easy to get into a frat in general. However, the presence of Greek Life is concentrated among a few frats and sororities that dominate the party scene. The parties are grandiose and frequent. This is a good place for people who want to get involved in Greek Life.

That does not mean you have to be in a frat; the majority of the school is still non-Greek. It is very easy to party and have a good time without being in a frat or sorority.

3 College Junior

Athletics: They try to keep machines, weights, and facilities in great condition, but overcrowding is the biggest problem. The problem is abated by very small workout rooms in the apartment complexes where students live.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are well taught and resources are innumerable. Professors are excellent and are perfect for their jobs. While class registration and course plans are sometimes confusing or inconvenient, I am confident that the education we receive will be useful in my career. I would like for the school to improve even more the help one can get at the career center.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great academics at USC. Class size is small and intimate, professors know you by your name. Grading is relatively similar from class to class however your professor can have a significant impact on the grade you receive.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Marshall School of Business constantly sends out email blasts of potential jobs/internships as well as hosts job fairs for students to participate in. The Trojan family is a real thing; USC alums come looking for fellow Trojans to work for them which is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Parkside has its perks such as the food and amenities however the social environment is lacking which is unfortunate.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge and can be fun if you are a part of it. The rush process is long, difficult and competitive.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Diverse campus, great education however socially separated.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The first year of the part time MBA program is very demanding. A lot i expected of you and a lot of work is thrown at you. The core courses are great, but there is not much time to let it all sink in. Midterms and finals come every 2-3 weeks and itm is very fast paced.

The professors are very knowledgeable and try to teach as much as they can in a very short time period.

I enjoy the in-class activities the most where you break into small groups with classmates. These activities are the most engaging and I feel I learn a lot from these types of experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not used the career resources yet since I am only in my first year. I hear that the career services department is great and many companies come to USC to recruit.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. The area around the school is less safe and USC is always sending updates if and when an event occurs to keep everyone abreast. USC takes care in protecting its students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC Marshall, especially in the first year, is where classmates are encouraged to bond and get to know each other. To facilitate this there are many social events including a class trip to Vegas, tailgates, etc. USC really cares about fostering its strong network and really gets students to strengthen the USC family. I enjoy USC as I feel I am part of something greater than me. I know that just by attending, if have a network of people who will care and look out for my well being. It is a comforting feeling.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The USC Trojans football team has a long history of success and football is a huge part of what makes USC great. It brings people together from current students, alumni, professors and faculty. It has a huge impact on the social life at USC football games create a lot of excitement and bonding opportunities

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Located in South Central, USC is not in the best neighborhood, but walking on/near campus you do not feel that way at all. There are security guards constantly patrolling the area, and on every block for a blocks outside of campus. There are security measures to get into dorm buildings and IDs needed to get onto campus after 9pm. I have never felt unsafe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although I haven't attended USC for long, I truly believe I am at the best school and in the right place. USC is a large university and with that comes all the amazing things that going to a school with ample resources would provide-lots of fun activities, a vibrant social life, a big school spirit and community aspect surrounding football and the athletics, and quality classes and professors. Fight on!!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't had the time to fully experience the career prospects of this school, but I do feel like they give us ample opportunities. I get weekly emails with internship and job postings and the alumni network/Trojan family is very strong so I believe prospects are great!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings for freshmen dorms are just average. They have all of your basic necessities, incuding study rooms and lounges. Most of the dorms are located in great locations that are close to everything on campus. They are great for socializing and spending your first year in college meeting people and transitioning, however the lack of AC in Los Angeles is a real detriment. I find it very difficult to see how a school with such a great campus and large sums of money could not implement some improvements in that department.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life plays a big part in the social scene of USC. The Row, located a few blocks off campus, is where most of the parties and philanthropy events happen. Fraternity parties are what USC is known for and they are really fun. It can be somewhat difficult to join a sorority depending on the house you want to join. However, there are plenty of fraternities for boys to join. Despite the large part Greek life plays, there are many other clubs and things to do at such a large school so you don't feel the need to join to be social or have fun.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: USC football takes center stage of the athletic scene. We have big school spirit and game days are the happiest days of the year. The campus turns into a giant celebration everyday there is a home game and it definitely has helped shape my college experience in the best way possible. One of the reasons I wanted to attend USC was the school spirit because of the community it fosters. The athletes get celebrity treatment, often riding hoverboards across campus. You can definitely tell when someone plays a sport here!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC was my top school choice and it has proven to be everything I was hoping for. Even though I just finished my first semester, my transition was easy and I look forward to going back after breaks! The school spirit and community aspect are something that you can't find at another school. It is fun to attend classes and there are always things you can do! It strikes the perfect balance between social and academic goals and events. Fight on!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Engemann Health Center is good but I have had to wait a long time simply to get a sprained shoulder checked.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and TAs are good, nothing exceptional but classes are challenging and engaging.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you seek work in LA, you will be hired immediately if you have a USC degree.

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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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