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5 College Junior

Scholarships: I was surprised to see the financial statement I got after admission. It literally payed for my tuition and some other expenses like books and supplies. Even though the tuition is very high, USC makes sure that everyone gets a chance to pay for the tuition despite low income.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The atmosphere in dorms and campus is amazing. People are very nice and it is quite easy to make new friends.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: My major is computer science. I really enjoy the overall environment in classrooms and challenging projects we are given throughout the whole semester. The best part about some projects of my program is team work and ability to use your knowledge in the projects that are very similar to the real-world applications and projects. You learn a lot from your professors as well as students.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene at USC is huge. There are always parties going on every weekend (some houses organize parties literally every day). The quality of parties depends on the individual house (whether it's frat, sorority, or other houses), but the overall quality is excellent, probably the best in the country.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: It's LA so you have a lot of options of places to go to, especially during the night. Nightlife at LA is very vibrant and dynamic so you can have a lot of fun.

4 College Junior

Administration: The strictness depends on time and location students decide to spend their time at. There are a lot of parties going in and near the row on weekends so you cannot expect any strictness there but when it comes to drug use on campus, it is really strict.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: Professors at USC are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. They will add office hours and work with you in-person if you struggle in particular topics. The academics are generally very challenging (also depends on your major), and you learn a lot from your professors. The CS curriculum is designed in a way that would make students stand out from the crowd; it has big variety of cutting-edge CS classes and core courses that will help you in your career and learning. Furthermore, it is quite easy to add a minor or double major in fields you are very interested in, and it's still possible to graduate on time. My major is CS, and its's pretty popular field in the engineering department.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at USC is one of the best in the country. Amazing parties, people, and communities.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off-campus housing options available for all students. The process is convenient and easy to go over.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are many security guards located around the campus and they make sure that all students are safe. There are many great ways the security administration used to make sure that each student is aware of the accidents happening near the campus. Even though the area further away from campus is not as safe, I feel very safe and secure around the campus due to strong safety and security provided to students.

3 College Senior

Academics: Personally, I've had a lot of difficulties at USC with faculty and students being unaware and discriminating my Native American race. This should never happen in a social work program, Master's at that. As social workers we are supposed to be culturally competent.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: As a graduate student, living off campus I am not aware of the strictness of certain aspects on campus

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is what should be expected in the LA area

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is different for graduate students than undergraduates. Still a very fun time.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I do not live in the area but everything I have do in LA has been extremely fun. I would love to live in the area if I could financially support it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not had a problem on campus. I find it to be a safe place.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I easily received my government financial aid and it was applied to my account. However, a scholarship that I received 5 years ago took almost 3 months to apply towards my tuition and then it was too late and I had to pay the remaining balance out of pocket before the scholarship was applied. It was awful. It was almost impossible to get someone to call me or talk to me about the situation. I am extremely frustrated by the situation

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at this school are very smart an attractive. I only wish everyone was a bit more friendly.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't apply as an engineer, but it was very easy to transfer into engineering.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Avoid EVK and the food is fantastic.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe. The only real problems are sexual assault and the drinking culture. However, the university is taking a significant stand to address these issues.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek Life scene is pretty dominant here. If you're involved in Greek life there's always something interesting going on. If you aren't involved, the presence of Greek life will be apparent, but there is still plenty to do socially.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: The local area has some less inviting places if you go about a mile south of campus, but north of campus all the way to Downtown is great. There is a history museum, a park, a science center, and more just south of campus. The shrine is an awesome concert venue just north of campus. It's always easy to find something fun to do in the local area.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: It's impressive. Professors are usually very good instructors. Even if they aren't the absolute best you have ever seen, the professor is always professional. The workload is pretty heavy in engineering. It's difficult to really delve much into the social scene. Time management becomes more essential than ever.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The curriculum is challenging, the professors are brilliant, and the student atmosphere is competitive yet collaborative. Registration is mostly painless. There may be a class that is difficult to get at a time you would like, but that's as far as registration trouble goes. I've never had any problems with getting the classes I want.

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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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