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5 College Freshman

Athletics: This school is great for the varsity athletes since this is one of the most premier Division I programs in the country. The athletic facilities are state of the art for the varsity athletes, but unfortunately for a regular student like me, we only have the Lyon Center to use, which is very old and outdated. The USC Village will be opening up with a much improved gym, but that will not be until my senior year.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very expensive and you can get just as a good education at UCLA and Berkeley for more than half the price, but the thing that separates USC from UCLA and Berkeley is the Trojan family. Being a private school, USC's Trojan family makes it very easy to find a job/internship. Even though the school is so huge, class sizes are very small except for GE lectures, and it is way easier to get the classes you need compared to UCLA and Berkeley. This school is totally worth to go to despite the price tag. In fact a lot of students in my dorm floor have scholarships/financial aid.

Sometimes making friends can be very hard (especially for me since I'm a Spring Admit), but I got lucky and got a very social dorm through Housing Reassignment.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC is very safe. I'm comfortable walking around at night and i have never had troubles getting where i need to be. USC also offers tons of amenities to get you where you need to be for FREE. There are always guards in a 2 mile radius of campus. There are never great concerns

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC has so many fun courses. There are tons to choose from and several options for a minor and major. It is hard sometimes to get your top elective classes, but you always end up getting your core classes. USC is the absolute best no doubt.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It seems as though USC alumni are everywhere. People who graduate from USC always get jobs. There are job opportunities and internships for very field around the world, even on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As long as you have a good roommate it's an amazing experience. However, i suggest moving off campus second year.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've never heard a problem with greek life. It's a fun way to get social and meet friends. Plus they have tons of fun experiences not many students get to have.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The trojans are the best football team. This school is die hard for sports.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC is the absolute best school. It's one of the top universities in the world. It has the absolute best social life. It is incredibly safe. Teachers are experts and make it so much fun to go to class. It is hard to get your top choice for classes. but regardless I've enjoyed every single one.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit is insane at USC, and everyone is really passionate about sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While college can be pretty challenging, the environment you are set into is a good opportunity for you to challenger yourself and have great experiences.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You can totally survive in the school even if you do not take drugs.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Did not regret coming to USC at all. I like the program a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Facilities are often renewed. Security is good. Rooms are not too spacious but good enough.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The UCLA game is the one you would not want to miss.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: USC is the right choice if you pursue greek life.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The DPS and health center are both very accessible.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors prepared different courses materials and try to prepare students with useful skills with the course.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think courses are very diverse and you are encouraged to take a wide range of courses to explore your academic interests.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The USC football team spirit is intense.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's pretty much what I hoped for.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The class sizes actually aren't bad. Large lectures tend to have TA's and discussion classes so you can get that small classroom interaction. There are a variety of options so you can really find a class on anything you're interested in.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Our alumni network is insane and there are so many resources to be used on this campus. If you seek out the information you will find a lot of help and support.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on this campus. Most of my friends are in greek life so its hare to get the opinion of non-greeks but generally they seem indifferent or that it is just good for the parties.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a major part of USC, specifically football. There are gyms in a lot of student housing buildings and a main one for all students on campus that is pretty nice. I am not very involved in sports, but you can sense it all around you on this campus and there are many student athletes.

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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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