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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.

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.

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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Despite not being athletic, the spirit on campus is always so lively. People truly car about our football team, and it awesome to see collegiate camaraderie like we have here at USC. Fight on!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the most beautiful housing on campus, spacious, clean and rather new. I have a gym and a dining hall downstairs. So convenient!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved directly in Greek life but I do attend their parties on the weekends. I have no further knowledge about costs, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Due to the location of the university in low economic surrounding area, students are often held at gun point or knife with the robber stealing there iPhones, money and any other valuables. There have been two incidents where foreign exchange students were killed while sitting in there car outside of the campus.

Safety is the worst for foreign students.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I am studying Gerontology majoring in Aging Services Management and find the courses very stimulating and relatable to the current and future issues of an aging society. The unity of faculty and its support to its students is unmeasurable.

The only drawback is the cost of tution. Taking one class cost $5,600. If you were to attend the same program at UMASS, the cost is roughly $1,400.00. UMASS actually put a freeze on increasing tution to make sure students could afford it. USC tution increases every fall semester at by $200.

There is a true saying that sometimes you pay for the name and the prestige.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Very clean and safe environment.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: It was very well organized and student safety was very important.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's definitely great for those who are into parties.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is a lot of traffic in Los Angeles. If you leave too far off campus, it is very ghetto. You have to be careful and not go out alone at night to play it safe.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is best to do your own research about job/internship opportunities. You can always ask your academic advisor to point you to the right person to help you.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: It seems somewhat strict. The Greek life has been on crack down due to some incidences.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The best professors are here at USC. There is a wide variety of courses offered on campus. The class sizes vary. The big science courses tend to have the largest number of students.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: There is plenty of racial diversity on campus. Almost every ethnicity known is here at USC. International students are welcomed as well. This campus does not seem to discriminate on any type of diversity that I have witnessed.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Leavey library, known as Club Leavey, is the only library that is open 24/7. It is kept clean pretty well for the most part. Athletic centers are the very nice and clean. Many students hang out at the Campus Center or in the quad.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining halls offer some variety, but not all the options are the greatest. Campus center offers better food, especially at Seeds Market.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It wasn't good when I had a required meal plan but apparently they're trying to improve

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The admin is working on it

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: The faculty for environmental studies is grrreat

5 people found this useful Report
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

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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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