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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of Southern California is an amazing school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Faculty members are experienced not only within the field of academia, but also in practical positions within films, tv shows and production companies. The courses are incredible and I am learning a lot.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the world's most well-known filmmakers attended USC and the alumni network is really strong.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All of the clubs and campus organizations are very aware of all the issues regarding campus safety and always hold events to discuss solutions to problems in this matter and ways to make campus life safer.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not really involved with Greek life, so I don't have an educated opinion about this.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't imagine a better place to be and to study what I love, which is filmmaking. USC is the best screenwriting school in the world and I'm lucky to have been accepted and with a scholarship too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not that involved with the athletic part of campus life, so it's difficult for me to have an informed opinion on this matter.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: This is definitely one of the more conservative universities in California, especially within Greek life, there are sooo many conservatives, which was kind of a culture shock because I am from Seattle, where I never really see that many Republicans anywhere besides my grandfather's country club... I honestly feel like if you parked on the row your car could get keyed for having a Bernie bumper sticker. However, while it's especially conservative among the Greek system, there's an abundance of Republican GDIs. It makes me laugh when people say that USC discriminates against conservatives because they're all I meet. There is definitely a lot of racism, but it's more subtle microagressions rather than outright discrimination (*cough cough Mizzou*). The few minorities here prefer to stay in packs. As for socioeconomic diversity here, it's honestly the worst. I come from an upper middle class family and I still feel somewhat discriminated against, they don't call it University of Spoiled Children for nothing... It's completely centered around the very wealthy.

13 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school tries to make it a safe environment. Yet due to the community around our school, there are still several accidents from time to time. Most commonly, there are thefts and sexual battery.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are experts in their field, but depending on who, some are very tedious during lectures while others are a little more interesting to listen to. The GE courses are annoying to fulfill and some of the core classes are more to the difficult side. It is important to choose a balance between easier classes and harder classes.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are weekly emails, especially in Marshall, about potential internships, jobs etc. These are usually open to everyone, with the exception of some if specified. There are many career panels and career fairs. Many student organizations invite people from well-known companies to talk about their experience too.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The one I'm living in is amazing with the exception of being far away from classes and other dorms.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge here. Even if you aren't in it you can still have fun at the parties they throw.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit here is huge and it is really fun to be part of.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has been amazing so far

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being an olders student, it is hard to say I've gotten everything I could out of the school experience. I wish I had a better social life with other students (transfer students) who are older and already have work experience. The younger students around me are certainly inspiring, but since I'm their parents age, I'm not really someone who they would typically befriend. Not to say that I haven't made some friends but it has been a challenge to fit in.

I would like better information and events that bring older undergrad students together to share their stories and socialize.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC is a beautiful school with great resources and tools to help me get the job of my dreams with the degree I'm working so hard for. I am a much older transfer undergrad (49) and my first semester I was able to attend some night classes so that I could work during the day to help pay for tuition. Unfortunately, the Spring semester did not offer the same flexibility and the night classes were few and far between. I've had to cut out two full days of salary and that has hurt my financial situation a great deal. That would be my only criticism.. With tuition being higher than almost any other school, I would expect more class schedule flexibility (night classes), this would also encourage more older students like myself to come back to school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC provides unlimited opportunities for advancement in your chosen career path. I really appreciate this, but sometimes I wish the drama school specifically had more to offer education-wise. I do enjoy the work hard-play hard mentality of the student body. Academics are taken very seriously, but on the weekends there are plenty of fun activities to get you out of the library. And being situated in the heart of Los Angeles has its perks as well. LA Live and the Shrine so close, making concerts very accessible while LACMA and the LA Opera are near for a more cultured experience. USC is perfect for a student looking to enjoy their college years in warm weather and ready to take advantage of networking opportunities and a diverse liberal arts education.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is interested and a fair amount of people are involved in it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: USC is a Pac-12 and NCAA Division 1 school. The many sporting events are very important to our school, and they are very exciting to attend. We have many Olympic athletes and medalists who were alumni or associated with the school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC has a top-notch undergraduate business program that opens up many opportunities for students. Many of the students in all majors are smart, well-rounded people who clearly are going to be successful in their own fields. The school itself is a great place to spend 4 years for your college education.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that USC has a really good special security measures.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life deeply affect the school social atmosphere.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It is great how people really care about the football and basketball school team.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has one of the best business professors in the country.

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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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