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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy going to school, I love learning new things in the classroom or from what my friends tell me once they get out of lecture. My freshman year of college I attended California State University of Los Angeles but now as an incoming sophomore I am going to finish my studies at the University of Southern California. I am very excited to go to USC for many reasons, their cinematic arts school, the football games, and their overall wide variety of classes to take. I am glad that I went to CSULA for my first year in college, it provided me an opportunity to become comfortable in the classroom something I could not do in high school; so if I could choose my school all over again I would definitely make sure CSULA was the first educational institution I attended.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The academic aspect of this school is awesome, and the people who are part of the Trojan family will take care of you. The extra curricular opportunities available at this school are what make it worth it all.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I genuinely love being a USC student. There's plenty of student groups to join, events to go to, and lots of opportunities to make the most of your undergraduate experience (internships, research grants, volunteering programs, etc).

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far everyone has made me feel welcome at USC.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school will do everything possible to help you succeed

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Not much interaction in my major. The classes and tests are punitively difficult.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy walking through the campus. It's beautiful, and a good size (between small and huge). However, it can get pretty exhausting walking around in the middle of the day from class to class, especially with the monstrous amount of foot/bike/skateboard traffic. I enjoy many of the classes, the students, and the near-constant on-campus events.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't taken classes yet, but the tour was professional and well done. I love all the programs at my school and the study abroad options.

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love USC, and the school spirit, I hoped for better academic advising, but I think in the end each student has to go out and search for the resources that are given to them; especially at USC, there are resources but people do not always tell you, where to look or what to look for.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's expensive, but it's a great experience to learn from very intelligent professors.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am training with some of the top people in the dance industry and I love it.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In all honesty, my first impression of this school was not the greatest. The campus and the students gave off an unfriendly and snooty vibe. However, with my attendance -- I've realized that the culture and atmosphere of USC really can't be found anywhere else. The students share mutual pride in the school and the opportunities that are provided. The network garnered and established from attendance, specifically the alumni network, is undeniably beneficial on a whole other level; whether it be the accessibility to professional and personal advice, internship opportunities, job opportunities, or travel opportunities. Although the advisors are not all that helpful, the university's professors and TA's are accessible and very helpful.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is the first time I feel so supported by a school. This entire program for MAT track is geared to success for each students and quality education.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have quickly found a home here at USC.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I do not regret going to USC in the least. I have met some of my best friends at USC, taken amazing classes from extraordinary professors, and have had many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities from sports to volunteer efforts. What I love most about USC is that it is a medium sized school with the big school size diversity you wouldn't find at a small school. What I mean by this is that USC offers a very broad range of classes to take so you can really figure out what you want to pursue and you can take courses outside of your major to expand your knowledge and pursue other interests. You can also decide to go out or stay in and it really is up to you how social you choose to be -- but no matter what you do, you will meet people. There are hundreds of clubs to join. And if you don't meet your people when you move in freshman year, there are almost 20,000 other students to meet to find your clique.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly, USC has been amazing, and I believe college is what you make of it. If you embrace all the great things that USC has to offer instead of being cautious and listening to gossip, you can really find things to enjoy. USC is so big that there's sure to be something for everyone. My first semester I experimented and worked, but didn't initially feel like I had clicked in anywhere. When I came back after winter break I ended up trying to join a frat, something I had always thought was so stupid, and got a job at Ground Zero. Both places have been amazing communities that have nurtured both sides of my personality and really made my USC experience amazing. There are thousands of clubs and groups which will help you fit in. And of course, the classes have been amazing.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Use is like a melting pot of the world. There is no overpowering race on campus, and it is evident just by walking around. Also there are many religious groups as well as many fraternities, so there have both ends covered there.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: I have had an internship every summer and even through the school year. Also, the program is fantastic I feel so equipped for the future. The only facility that could use some help is the woodshop, it is a little small but it definitely works for the number of students. Overall the program is more than I could have imagined, great.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are fantastic, as are the TA's. The curriculum is great and seems to be very well thoughout and organized. The immense number of choices for GE's is nice. Workload can be very tough at times, especially majoring in architecture. Getting good grades is also tough because everyone is so smart, but that makes us work very hard.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus is beautiful and everyday I get the reminder of how privileged I am to go to USC as I walk to class

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love USC, my experience has been fantastic. I would recommend it to absolutely everyone. I am so happy I ended up here and if I would not choos any other university over USC.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are all pretty small, especially in my major. With the acception of 2 of my GEs I knew my professors very well. Within my major the professors are very knowledgeable and have great connections and put in a lot of work to make sure that we succeed.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is literally the best. Every firm I have visited have an alumni, and it goes a long way. They are so friendly, willing to hire, and more often than not have been following football and can talk about sports with you. Also if you talk to your counselor they can put you in contact with tons of alumni in whatever city/job/major that you want.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love being in LA for college. Everything is at our fingertips. We have downtown, the beach, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, the Staples Center, parks, etc. But I do not want to live in Los Angeles after college just because it is too big of a city for me.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Sometimes I feel like USC must meet every applicant because everyone does more than study, they all play a sport, are in a club, are attractive, have their own goal and life aspiration in mind that is unique.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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