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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great combination between fun and learning. The classes are hard, but not terrible and I always have time to have fun

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I went to all the welcome week events alone, forcing myself to meet and talk with people there. By the end of the first week, I'm pretty sure I knew at least a fourth of the incoming freshman class. Joining the Dragon Boat club made me reassess my view of myself. I had been a social person, but before college I was only social with people who were like me. Now I feel comfortable around being myself around anyone. The more different the better.

15 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love USC. It's ranked #1 in the nation for my major, Film Production, and I couldn't be happier to be here at the School of Cinematic arts. Fight On!

17 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Best School ever. Every person here is so nice and helpful to each other, you immediately feel at home

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC has given me more opportunities that I have ever imagined. It has allowed me to find the best professional path for me, as well as the best resources to explore other areas. USC has allowed me to travel the world and to pursue my own research goals and projects. The level of students, faculty, and staff support never ceases to surprise me. I am extremely grateful to be in such a unique, top-tier institution.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Academics at USC are top notch, especially if you are in Viterbi school of Engineering. However, there is a lack of community, unless you are in the greek system. I am in the greek system, and have noticed that the community that it offers is built around partying really.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC is the best school in the world and coming here was the best decision of my life.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Its not perfect, but then nothing in life is. Yet, USC is on an ever increasing upward trajectory and can offer things that are impossible for other schools to offer such as the benefits of LA.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being a part of the USC community. USC is committed to helping every student find their home within the Trojan Family. Despite its large student population, USC has a warm and inviting small campus-feel.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I find the academic advisement very helpful. You can register for courses you like easily.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have learned a ton and love it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is great, but the level of difficulty is very competitive. Grade is based on a curve, so it depends on how well other students work. Great campus, location, and great teachers. Not good communication for transfer students. Classes are very challenging. Classmates are friendly. Housing is very easy and affordable. Cost of attendance is very expensive, which requires to take heavy loans.

19 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am currently a graduating senior and I am definitely sad that I cannot prolong my time here. USC appeals to students because it is rich in college experiencing- football games, diversity, and a wide range of activities to participate in. We pride ourselves in having the most international students than any other college in the United States and it has definitely opened my eyes to how big this world truly is. In addition, we are the only university to host tailgates on campus for every game we compete in. If I could re-do college, I would accept in a heartbeat.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that USC offers so many cultural events like Visions and Voices, and the warm weather is such a welcome change.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, USC is an amazing experience. Academics, weather, sports, social scene, etc.--USC has it all.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been challenging but fun

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC is very diverse and has a very mixed group of people. However, there is still a bit of discrimination which makes it difficult to do things sometimes.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Initially, I agreed to attend USC because it was the best school among those that accepted me. However, now that I have attended there for 3 semesters, I would now rank USC much higher in terms of my Wish List schools, placing it among my 3 highest. I am very happy to be attending USC. It has exceeded my expectations.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is amazing and filled with the top students from around the country. The faculty is incredible and the alumni network is strong. However, it is easy to get overwhelmed and to feel like you're lost in the shuffle. Definitely have confidence and get involved if you do decide to go to this school.

15 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has excellent programs and professors with excellent level of competitivity. It gives a lot of oportunities to practice what I have learned so far.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Southern California is such an incredible institution. There are so many resources available to students and the environment is perfect for collaborative learning.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love my school, but I wish I would have done more research about my major.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC is an incredible place to go to school!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Welcome week has been fun, informative, and great for networking.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, USC has been amazing and there is always something to do and many opportunities to be involved.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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