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Reviews 2945 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't party on campus, but I know it's primarily the Greek system that parties the most.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's good food, but just too expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off-campus housing options near school and there are security around the area.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The is a good amount of options to eat off-campus. There are many in Downtown LA.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is not that strict in social/ outside school behavior. They focus more on academic integrity.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Some of the financial aid people are nice, but some can be a little mean. The customer service is decedent but in the end, you receive the aid you need.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party life at USC is better than other schools. There is a variety of party to attend if you know people.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The cafeterias has its good and bad days. The staff is usually friendly and very accommodating. My favorite place to eat is Cafe 84 because the setting is very welcoming and the food is good most of the time.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy the building I am dorming in. It provides a good balance between social and academic life. The staff is very nice and easy to talk to.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You win some you lose some. Especially if you are a dude

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You will find palatable food if you search.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I get what I need, but not all I might want.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Do not live near college

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: Very fast process and advisor was very helpful. Received refund before classes started!

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of cheap, not-so-healthy fast food places.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Lots of scholarships, but they ask for a lot of information.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining halls aren't the best, but the wealth of other options make up for it.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Not much variety off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's all expensive and not very high quality and some of the bigger apartment buildings are quite far.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food right around campus is all gross fast food but if you venture further into downtown and the surrounding area, there's some really great food.

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2 College Sophomore

Administration: Nikias is trying to limit our partying and turn us into Stanford. We're not having it.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The row has 4-6 parties every Thursday-Saturday. Guys mostly need to be in the house having the party to be able to get in. Girls can go anywhere. There are also parties at the athlete houses and houses on Menlo and Ellendale but they're not as fun, I think.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of little cafes around campus that are hit or miss. Camilleri and Popovich are good, as is Nektar. The food at campus center is especially good, like Lemonade, Seeds, and Verde. The trojan meal plan is too much food for anyone, don't get it unless you wanna buy all your friends meals for days. Theres no point in getting a meal plan after freshman year

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are about what you would expect at a college, maybe a bit smaller and older. The Parkside dorms are newer and nicer but a inconvenient location. New/north is fun but loud, definitely the best option for guys since they can't always get into parties. I think any housing in the north east corner of campus is good - pardee, marks tower, new/north. If you can be in Birnkrant definitely do that.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pros:

A wide variety of rooms available for every need and budget

Most are patrolled by campus security

Cons:

Housing costs in Los Angeles are high

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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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