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5 College Sophomore

Administration: USC is always very well reviewed in publications for its excellent administration

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Had zero problems, fingerprint scanning security, don't know anyone who had any problems with it at all

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As far as Greek life goes USC has some of the best options. If it's your thing, go for it. If not, it won't affect your time at SC

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Area surrounding campus has a lot of places capitalizing on student presence so there's always options

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's cool to complain about dining hall food but the variety is pretty good and the meal plans are actually organized in a way that makes sense

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't heard too many complaints about financial aid. USC is a private school and very well organized

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: No spirit like Trojan spirit

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone wears their sorority shirts and all that all the time. Most non-greeks don't like greeks. There's almost always a unspeakable barrier between a non-greek and a greek that keeps a non-greek from fully respecting a greek. They definitely go get trashed at parties and that's mainly what they're known to do.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People dress to how they feel comfortable. Of course there are people that try to impress, but most people just wear casual clothes. Most people are involved in something. Lots of people do interesting things like hiking, rock climbing, and things like that. Almost everyone is active and/or has a job or club affiliation. Many people go off and party, but there are things organized at night for people who don't party as well which is very nice.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: USC is strict, but the students and RAs aren't strict about it. They just want you to be safe, but they don't care if you're out drinking or smoking.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't looked for an internship yet, but there are definitely a lot out there and USC will find something for you.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have DPS around a lot which is reassuring. On campus feels very safe, off campus, sort of.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus, and I'm only a freshman, so I don't really know anything about off campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a big partier. There's drinking, half-dressed girls, drunk college kids, and lots of noise.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go off campus very much, but there are some good places to go.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's great for varsity athletes, but otherwise, it's expensive to be in clubs. Varsity athletes get so many perks, but going to support them is still fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love everyone I'm surrounded by. Scholarship housing is great. There are many many perks living where I live and there's a good balance of studying and socializing.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid always sucks. I don't qualify regardless because I have a bachelor's degree already but friends who applied gt through it and got some aid, not as much as they needed because it's so expensive, but they got help.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There is no program quit like USC's Music Industry. It balances the need for music technological knowledge and the ins and outs of business (copyright law, music law, and record contracts). But it also brings in musicology, music history, and the performance of music which overall creates very well rounded and knowledgable students who are ready for internships and future positions in the Music Industry.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I love the curriculum of my Music Industry program. It was recently changed to highlight the ever evolving music business, and thus spans across a far larger set of topics. I couldn't be happier or more excited for what the future brings.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus so I am not currently aware of the off campus housing options.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love Los Angeles. I've lived here my entire life and although I choose not to leave, I certainly can feel like I've "seen it all at time." But LA does boast a vibrant scene, fun restaurants, shows, and events.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat off campus, but when I do I usually see friends throughout LA and eat pretty far from campus because I drive and I am a local.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC is not necessarily in the greatest neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although I have felt safe and healthy while attending school here, there have been a number of incidents that students have been made aware of that are frankly awful. You just have to hope you won't be the next victim.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Although I an fairly new to USC I have heard recently of a lot of issues with the administration. There is a substantial lack of student voices in the upper level USC administration, and funds, at times, seem to be dispersed poorly.

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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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