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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Career fairs are huge on campus and networking is ever so important on campus with big companies coming to scout for new recruits or interns.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Prices are higher than they should be, but the amenities make USC housing the easiest option.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: USC is very Greek, and a large number of people decide to join quickly their freshman year. You don't have to be in Greek life to have a good USC experience however.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Trojan Pride, Trojan Spirit - just look at football game days: the entire 8x8 block of campus gets transformed into tailgates.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The Trojan Family is always touted as a key feature of USC, and it frequently extends to your time away from campus and after you graduate. The University Park Campus always has a bustling vibe, albeit dodging bikes and longboards along Trousdale Parkway. Getting the classes you want (aka non-core or major requirement courses) can be difficult, especially if you've got more restricting schedules due to scheduling of classes you have to take to graduate.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt more secure on a campus or surrounding the campus. I use campus cruiser a lot.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am in the Freshman Science Honors Program and I highly recommend getting into this if you are on the pre-med track or are required to take Biology and Chemistry for your major.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the Trojan Family and I am excited to take advantage of the many services available.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was hesitant about living in Parkside, but I have met my best friends in my suite.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is lots of fun, but definitely not for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is one of the many things I love about USC, especially at the football games.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't imagine myself anywhere - I am so honored to be a part of the Trojan family. I love game days and the overall atmosphere every day.

4 College Junior

Academics: USC is a highly regarded university largely in part because of the academics. Professors are highly regarded in their field and certainly know what they're doing. Registration isn't difficult. Workload varies from major to major (of course.)

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one will pressure you to do something bad.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Tons of people from all around the world.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good sized rooms although expensive and bad food.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very accessible if you want to party.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to party, you can party all the time.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Amazing teams, athletes are jerks.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are a lot of opportunity; good balance.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very good, although not perfect.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great professors that want you to do well.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Only school that will ensure you a great job.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life members are mostly bad people.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: My views on the safety of the campus are colored by the fact that I'm a guy so much less likely to be messed with. That being said, walking ON campus has always been alright with me. The campus is well lit and there is security all over the place. Check out the USC Live Safe app to learn more.

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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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