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Reviews 3196 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I describe USC as a pre-professional school rather than a research based university or a liberal arts university. That means everybody on campus is hustling to get an internship/work.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've lived in residential housing for three years so I can say a lot about this. Housing is expensive if you break it down per month but more convenient than finding a place around campus (if you're an underclassmen and know who you want to live with.) The culture of each hall changes from year to year with the only constant being that New North is insane. USC is moving towards a residential college system like you see on the East Coast and that coupled with the fact that there will be more housing following the opening of the new University Village means Residential Housing is only going to be getting nicer. The laundry machines suck though.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is weird to review at USC because the rating you'd give it is dependent entirely on how you feel about the system. What I mean is, if you like the idea of Greek life, you'd give it a 5 because it is so big at USC. If you don't like Frats and Sororities, you'd give it a 0. Basically, the Greek system throws the best parties and is the hub of a lot of questionable activity at USC. This doesn't touch on multicultural/non-IFC frats mind you.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pros:

Beautiful Campus

Active Social Life

Great City

Strong Academic Programs


Not the best location within the city

Greek life may feel too dominant on the social scene


4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is an insane amount of school spirit and support for the football team. Most people I know have been to at least one of the games, if not several. However, the athletic facility for non-athletes, the Lyon Center, is very crowded and needs updating. The treadmills are always malfunctioning and there are never enough plates to go around.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bike thefts are common on campus, and common sense is required to be safe off campus. There have been some high-profile murders in the past few years of students walking/driving outside the USC campus, but as long as you are smart about when and where you are, you should be fine.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a positive experience so far. The school allows the students to learn about theit intended major by engaging in activities that are similar or relevant to what the profession demands. The students help create a positive inclusive atmosphere on campus that makes everyone feel welcome and a part of it. I would choose this school again if I had the chance, I've learned a lot and been able to change on a positive way a lot of things about my lifestyle.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Although the school has different teams for almost every sport, the soccer team seems to be one of the best. The performance of the team is highly visible compare to the football team, for instance. The facilities are extremely good and allow students to use the equipment regardless of their athletic background, activities etc. Most of the games receive a good amount of support from students and alumni, there are occasions in which the stadium gets full.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It is a place to live. nothing special

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It is a thing that is occurring at USC

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Its getting my moneys worth

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Every student has great spirt for our team

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's obviously a lot of dangerous activity in south central. There is some theft within dorms.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love the school and would not have picked anywhere else

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really have no worries at all about getting a job after graduation

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else. I've had such an incredible time in the dorms.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the Greek life. It's really huge and a pretty intergral part of the social life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are fairly incredible. The Trojan athletics have been very good.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Absolutely incredible. I've loved every minute of it and had an awesome time throughout the year.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is amazing, but the Lyon center is very old and crowded. Many things are always broken.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC offers so many opportunities from studying abroad to research.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are very helpful and they will help you at every chance you go to them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are many internship opportunities at the school and there are many companies that go to the career fair.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is one of the best experiences on my life.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They throw great parties and help the community.


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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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