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Reviews 2908 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked living on campus. The apartments are way better than the freshman dorms.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's LA. Everybody loves coming here for LA and going into town, but it's not always safe

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Not sure if I'm supposed to do health and safety or describing the academics

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault at frat parties is a covered-up problem, and neighborhood crime is very impactful on life.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academically it's perfect, a lot of the people are great. It's just too dominated by wealth and exclusion.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and classes are generally great, and class sizes are usually quite reasonable.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC degrees are pretty hard to argue with, and everybody knows it.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is extremely expensive and some frats haze fairly badly. All frats are extremely exclusive and hostile towards other guys and creepy towards women.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Parkside is great

Cafe 84 is usually good, although it feels a bit stocked with MSG

People literally get sick sometimes for no reason after eating at EVK, wouldn't go there for $10 (and I'm not that picky).

Gluten free people have options, particularly with Parkside, but it's not ideal

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are extremely attractive and image-obsessed. There aren't really relationships, mostly just hookup culture.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I don't really know because I don't live on campus but it seems pretty fine.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Why does our basketball team blow? It's a shame. At least football is good.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't a ton of house parties but there are enough. There are lots of frat parties but they are exclusive and fairly unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus now. Off-campus living is overly expensive and can be dangerous.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academically it's challenging but everything I wanted. You get opportunities as soon as college starts and all my classes interest me.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: People are accepting because no one notices anyone other than themselves

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: beautiful campus. always under construction though

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Just drinking and hooking up. Barely ever even dancing. All EDM music.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are security officers everywhere. Even off campus on the way to the row or to apartment buildings

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Hazing, drinking, and hooking up are huge on this campus. It's hard to find people who don't partake in any of it.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Local Area: Huge city surrounded by streets and cars and freeways. There's no nature anywhere near so if you care about that, this is not a good place for you.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is attractive, but most people are also stuck up, entitled party kids. Also, it is rare for people to date, hookups are much much more common. Everyone dresses fairly uniformly, just in a USC sweatshirt and jeans or shorts. It's boring.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: National Merit scholarships work great. It's half tuition

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus much, but having Yogurtland and Chano's is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in new north. I love it because it is right near all the classes and practice rooms and EVK. But my RA literally does nothing so we're on our own. And everyone is gone partying most the time, which I don't do, so I'm mostly just friendly acquaintances with people here. Also, I'm on the side of new north that gets woken up every morning by trucks delivering food to EVK.

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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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