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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: USC has a strong party scene, but If you don't like to party there are always alternative options to make your social life fruitful.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Fluor Tower has a lot of amenities and is slightly more spacious than other dorms. However, not all dorms are as nice, with trojan hall being the least popular.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love how beautiful the campus is and how students take pride in the fact that they go to USC. There are multiple libraries to suit any type of student's needs and the football games are an experience that every trojan loves. A cool student hangout is Ground Zero, a milkshake cafe which hosts many open mic nights.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is very helpful and are truly dedicated to helping students.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I was originally a psychology major and decided to change into Policy, Planning, and Development. Getting into the psychology program was not difficult and has no abnormal application process.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I called multiple times to see if I could get any form of aid, but due to the fact that my school distributes aid based on the CSS profile instead of FAFSA, I received no aid at all.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Strong academics, professors are available easily, and studying is accessible.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options, both private and university owned, most students stay off campus following their first years.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you're in Greek life or you're a girl or both, the social scene is a 5 always. If not, its decent.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Obviously, USC is an athletic hub, so even if students don't play for the university, they find ways to stay involved athletically.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: LA is a cultural hub of food, and the area around USC is pretty good. If not, there's always the entire rest of the city.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They do their best, and it's clear, but sometimes their policies are difficult to enforce effectively.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Extremely attractive people. Everyone has some depth. People take pride in their appearances. Hook-up culture is huge. Social life is centered in Greek life, but you don't need to partake to be social.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: Not the safest neighborhood, but certainly well policed and maintained by the university. Metro proximity is great!

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: DPS presence is everywhere. Visibility is high. Most students know who to go to if they need help.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Greek life dominates, don't pretend it doesn't. Or the 9-0.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you're a social being, try and try and try for New/North. Otherwise, you're kinda not getting the full freshman experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People need to stop bitching about the food. It's pretty solid, especially at Parkside and Cafe 84.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Varied pricing and design, but the surrounding neighborhood can be sketchy.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: FTFO, we never lost a game day my fellow trojans.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm paying thousands for powerpoints from a textbook...

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Parties are sick, but Nikias is cracking his whip.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The opportunities to do field work are great, but the curriculum doesn't teach you any hard skills, forcing you into graduate school if you wan't anything marketable.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: USC is pretty generous with financial aid for those who need it and/or have earned it-- or at least that has been my experience. On the other hand, it is a very expensive school.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I never had much interest in Greek life and stayed away from it.

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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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