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Reviews 2915 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

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

5 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.

3 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 :)

4 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.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The academic aspect of this school is awesome, and the people who are part of the Trojan family will take care of you. The extra curricular opportunities available at this school are what make it worth it all.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I genuinely love being a USC student. There's plenty of student groups to join, events to go to, and lots of opportunities to make the most of your undergraduate experience (internships, research grants, volunteering programs, etc).

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far everyone has made me feel welcome at USC.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school will do everything possible to help you succeed

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Not much interaction in my major. The classes and tests are punitively difficult.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy walking through the campus. It's beautiful, and a good size (between small and huge). However, it can get pretty exhausting walking around in the middle of the day from class to class, especially with the monstrous amount of foot/bike/skateboard traffic. I enjoy many of the classes, the students, and the near-constant on-campus events.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't taken classes yet, but the tour was professional and well done. I love all the programs at my school and the study abroad options.

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love USC, and the school spirit, I hoped for better academic advising, but I think in the end each student has to go out and search for the resources that are given to them; especially at USC, there are resources but people do not always tell you, where to look or what to look for.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's expensive, but it's a great experience to learn from very intelligent professors.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am training with some of the top people in the dance industry and I love it.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In all honesty, my first impression of this school was not the greatest. The campus and the students gave off an unfriendly and snooty vibe. However, with my attendance -- I've realized that the culture and atmosphere of USC really can't be found anywhere else. The students share mutual pride in the school and the opportunities that are provided. The network garnered and established from attendance, specifically the alumni network, is undeniably beneficial on a whole other level; whether it be the accessibility to professional and personal advice, internship opportunities, job opportunities, or travel opportunities. Although the advisors are not all that helpful, the university's professors and TA's are accessible and very helpful.

8 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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