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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its USC! Very prestige school

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: USC has their own police so we are pretty safe and they also patrol outside the school. However, there has been incidents regardless that's why I gave a 4-star rating.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would have prefer UC Berkely because then I wouldnt be so close to home

5 College Junior

Athletics: It's USC what do you think? It's big!!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved the on-campus dorms. Definitely the best part of my freshman year! Off-campus housing is a little tougher for upperclassmen and lower quality. Everything is expensive....it's LA...

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not a participant in the greek system. I think it is the worst thing about USC and is holding back some of the growth within the school. I wish it would be a more balanced part of the undergraduate experience so that the better parts of the school, like its academics, arts and undergraduate programs could flourish more.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Only a program like USC could survive the harshest NCAA sanctions of all time and an alcoholic head football coach. Fight On!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love USC! The engineering school id great. The design teams are awesome. My only complaints are that the local area is rough and no one told me I wouldnt be able to study abroad my Junior or Senior year.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: I cannot give an accurate description about this subject due to not being involved.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The person who assisted me with the application process was named Linda. She was great, she followed up with me until I had all the required paperwork in and she called me afterward to congratulate me in being accepted into USC.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Football and basketball teams are good. The school also provides activities for their students that do not have anything to do with football or basketball, for example cycling....

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC is in a bad neighborhood. However, USC also has an amazing security staff. They are way over-qualified to be school security and they patrol the surrounding four blocks to the school to ensure students' safety. I feel safe when I'm sleeping at night and I do not have to worry about my wellbeing until I leave the four-block dome to go explore.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes for general courses (CHEM 105, BISC 220) are huge. They are also very hard, plan accordingly. I was pleasantly surprised by the writing department. I loved my writing professor, she had refreshing views and forced us to really think--definitely a very gifted woman. Also, my writing course was only fifteen students.

I took Swimming and Yoga to buffer my harder classes and I was so grateful at the end of the semester for them!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Honestly, it is so expensive and I worry about the debt I'm going to accumulate here. I tried to get financial aid but I've been ignored. I have a couple of scholarships from outside of the University but they can only do so much. Having jobs at the same time as taking challenging classes is really overwhelming and I feel that I would do better in my classes if I wasn't working 20 hours a week.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I accidentally moved into the party dorm. I think that explains some of my lower ratings for housing here. When I've ventured into my friends' dorms, I've noticed that they are newer, cleaner, but are still cramped like mine.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life. The stereotypical prototype of a greek life student is real here. The girls wear close to nothing to the parties and the guys are a bit too head-strong to be interesting.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football games are attended by most students. Other sports events like Beach Volleyball, Water Polo, Diving, Soccer, Baseball, and Basketball don't attract as many fans but are still prevalent in student life.

There are many recreational teams for anyone who wants to do a sport without it being the center of their life. I highly recommend these.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is huge. I was pretty turned off my first semester at USC because it quickly came to my attention that my peers are social in ways which I do not agree with. The work load is very challenging, though manageable. I suppose it is very possible to have light schoolwork if one takes simple courses (ex. a bunch of pre-reqs), but I wouldn't suggest this as it is too expensive to not get the most out of school.

Weed-out for pre-med is real but perhaps necessary; I wouldn't blame the school for it.

There are so many clubs, you surely will not get bored here. There is something for everyone's interests.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is extremely easy to get from upperclassmen if you want it, and most people who drink have their own alcohol stashes in their dorm rooms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Parkside Arts and Humanities, a freshman dorm, has great rooms and the suite style living is fantastic because you don't have to share a bathroom with the whole floor. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for (air conditioning).

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: People in the Greek system seem pretty happy to be there, but I as a non-Greek don't have much interaction with Greek life at USC, even though the school is famous for it.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: USC takes precaution for safety

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fight on! Love everything at USC!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Excellent quality of the USC career network

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My experience has been great

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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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