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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The location of the campus lends to high criminal activity both near and within the campus from petty theft to shootings/murder. It seems to have gotten worse since I left. There were a few major incidents in my time there, but it was relatively safe if you were being smart and alert about your surroundings.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a great mix of enjoyable and fun classes mixed with some of the harder more intense courses. overall a great balance.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The USC scholarships available are pretty bad. I reapplied multiple times to little success

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love USC, it can be weird but within their are some gems of people, teachers, and mentors. I don't regret my choice and have been very happy throughout the semester.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The Row is very overwhelming and the ratio of men to women is awful. The guys can be creepy and the drinks pretty gross.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a hearty number of guys and girls looking for action.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Although i haven't yet gotten into internship locating, I don't doubt that the team at USC will be endlessly helpful!

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The actual dinning halls are awful. Limited and usually unhealthy options, bad ingredients, and too much bell pepper!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Beautiful, very clean, highly spirited, great library, nice student center

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The varsity football team is extremely important. However, the other sports definitely don't get as much attention from the school and the students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the Parkside International Residential College and it's amazing there. Although I'm far from my classes, I am very close to the dining hall and the people that live in the building are all great.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The application process was similar enough but I wish there was more outreach between the professors in my program and shy students such as myself.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are normally very fun and there is ample security to make sure that the students are safe and the parties can go hard without going too hard.

3 College Freshman

Majors: There is ample opportunity to get what I need, however balancing that and studies are hard.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love it. We don't have a D 1 men's soccer team, but there is a club team with try outs and the works. I got to be a part of that and I enjoyed it very much.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I live simply and don't interact much with the administration.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a huge aid that I definitely need to attend the school, but the process was annoying. I need to maintain my level of aid that I'm getting, but I don't have any reassurance that I will. I'm living on faith in the college and faith in God.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I grew up in and love L.A.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I have no contact with it and don't participate.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus center doesn't have enough options to have it be the main source of food, and Cafe 84 and Parkside are on the opposite side of campus and really out of the way. The menus at those cafeterias don't vary enough, and there needs to be cinnamon rolls!

5 College Junior

Majors: My major is awesome. Each Friday we have a guest in the Music Industry come in and share their experience. It ranges from recording artists to producers.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: The local area is great. There is always something to do. Parking sucks everywhere. Do go outside after dark by yourself.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Some people are into greek life, and some aren't. Many frats require 15 hours a week of commitment.

4 College Junior

Administration: POlice officers and safety are great. Upper admin is great, but RA's are not lenient at all.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Attractive student body. There are a lot of international students.

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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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