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4 College Junior

Majors: The committee considers the overall profile of the student. Most of the times they concentrate on academics more than GRE, TOEFL, etc. which is actually the good part. The admission process was smooth without any glitches and provides sufficient time to submit any important/missing documents.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is too good but everything comes at the cost of dollars.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The security service provided by the university is great. They even provide free pick-up and drop services to the students from 6pm till 3am in the morning.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is available in plenty, both very near to off-campus and little far away also. The far away housing also provide free bus services till the university and back. But somewhat expensive too, whether near or far.

3 College Junior

Administration: Anyone can enter the campus till 9pm at night which can be a very serious issue and at times gives a feeling of insecurity. After 9pm, you need your college ID to enter the campus. The security service provided by the university is pretty good, especially the campus cruiser service after 6pm till 3am in the morning

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People definitely care about your health here! The health center is the best, all stuff is mostly free and the people are supper nice.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are in complete need of financial aid, you will receive.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frats are pretty chill and if you have somewhat of a personality you are god. However, the girls system is pure looks, money, and sometimes luck. The chapters are very different on what they look for but, besides the bottom two chapters, recruitment has nothing to do with personality. Which at the end of the day is usually what other schools look for.

7 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For campus living is either cleanliness or social life. Social dorms are pretty trashy because no body cares to care for them and unsocial dorms are usually very clean and nice but its hard to socialize.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Near the school the neighborhood is pretty bad, school is mostly surrounded by hobos begging for money. The cool things to do in LA are usually about 30 mins from campus

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Patries that are not on the row are not so monitored by the school but usually no hard liquor is allowed. But parties on the row only serve wine and beer

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It takes some time to get financial aid going. Once it starts, it is easy to complete. Make sure you submit everything by the deadline or sooner.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: USC is known for many sports. It is always enjoyable to watch and attend. Students are offered a discount on tickets. School spirit is great. All facilities, for the most part, are up to date. It is amazing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of variety when it comes to off-campus dining. The costs do vary. There are a lot of fast food places and restaurants. Very little offer student discounts.

College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about the Greek life on campus. I never had any desire to attempt to join or anything like that. I am unaware of how the Greek life is like.

3 College Junior

Majors: There are varies opportunities to apply for internships/work study/programs. Pay, time commitment, and responsibilities vary depending on the job.

I worked with the athletic medicine program. Depending on the sport, the time commitment varies. It is still a big time commitment, but, for example, football is a bigger time commitment than most sports. Some are offered pay, some are not. Responsibilities vary, but do include helping the trainer, keeping the work environment clean, setting up water and powerade for the athletes, etc.

4 College Junior

Majors: As long as your committed and show effort, for the most part, you are likely to be accepted. This program is a big time commitment, but very fun.

College Junior

Party Scene: I do not have any interest in parties. Thus, I am unaware of any information based on this.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: School is still relatively near by. There are tons of restaurants near by. The cost varies depending on location. Parking can be difficult. Depending on how far from campus you are, there is campus security patrolling.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Downtown LA has a lot of attractions that range widely. There are sporting events, restaurants, concerts, etc. The staples center and Nokia theatre are close by. There are tons of restaurants like Yard House, etc.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The department of public safety is available. Sometimes they take a while to answer calls, but whenever you report an incident, they make sure everyone is notified. They give tips on how to better avoid incidents and to better protect yourself. A lot of crimes tend to happen at night.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My program was fine. The English professors were decent.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Really good professors but huge class sizes. Moreover, many of the students are not engaged.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never tried to live off campus so I don't know what it's like.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Challenging classes which is good. However, the class sizes are huge.

2 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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