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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The career center is a great resource I haven't yet utilized

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Area: LA is a cultural mecca

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's always parties going on

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You get back the effort you put into your school life

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Take advantage of USC housing when you're a sophomore

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very prevalent.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Can get half-tuition Presidential scholarship if you are a National Merit Semi-finalist

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: LA has everything you could possibly want in a big city. There are so many attractions, museums, entertainment and sports events, cultural experiences, shopping, and the beach! USC has so much happening on or near campus (usually simultaneously) that it is hard to choose. There are opportunities for all interests.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: There are many fraternities and sororities here. There is a lot of Greek housing, some along Historic Adams Ave. I am in a coed, professional Cinema fraternity.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of healthy, vegan, gluten-free options at Seeds right on campus. There are so many different ethnic options nearby, and you can always take the metro or a bus to many more. LA Live isn't far and has many upscale choices and entertainment, too.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: This is my third year in housing. My first year was a dorm on campus. The next two years were in a university owned apartment right next to campus. They are building a brand new University Village.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors, programs, and facilites are some of the best in the country, especially in areas such as Cinematic Arts and Video Game Development.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: My major requires that I have an internship in order to graduate. Most internships are paid for my major, and USC does an outstanding job of helping students network and find lots of opportunities.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the School of Cinematic Arts at USC is extremely competitive for not very many slots. The best advice is for you to show your creativity and tell a story.

4 College Junior

Administration: They are very involved and concerned with students and their activites. They provide a lot of guidance and assistance.

5 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is high here because sports are very prominent. USC has won 100 national titles in sports! Tailgates are amazing, too.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Parkside Cafe is the best dining hall, but there are many other options on campus. Ground Zero has awesome milkshakes!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: frat parties almost all the time, any girl can go, though it doesn't affect people who don't want to take part

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: there's something for everyone, even if people don't go to football games

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: just lenient enough, strict where it matters, but without being stifling

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really party since I am a graduate student. I spend most of my time studying or working on personal projects.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a bit expensive, but Los Angeles housing is expensive in general.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think I was more let down by the experience than anything, I was told that USC was great with their financial services, but I felt that I expected too much from them.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not particularly interested in sports, but I know that USC has a reputable sports team.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: USC has its ups and down. The immediate area is quite nice, with quite a few guards stationed at the corners. However, the surrounding area is quite dangerous, and crime often leaks into the areas.

I generally feel safe in the patrolled areas at USC, but it's still not a good idea to wander around at night. Fortunately there are campus cruisers and escort services that aid students that have to work late on campus.

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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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