YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2621 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

{{ error }}
close
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People definitely care about your health here! The health center is the best, all stuff is mostly free and the people are supper nice.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are in complete need of financial aid, you will receive.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Frats are pretty chill and if you have somewhat of a personality you are god. However, the girls system is pure looks, money, and sometimes luck. The chapters are very different on what they look for but, besides the bottom two chapters, recruitment has nothing to do with personality. Which at the end of the day is usually what other schools look for.

7 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: For campus living is either cleanliness or social life. Social dorms are pretty trashy because no body cares to care for them and unsocial dorms are usually very clean and nice but its hard to socialize.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Near the school the neighborhood is pretty bad, school is mostly surrounded by hobos begging for money. The cool things to do in LA are usually about 30 mins from campus

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Patries that are not on the row are not so monitored by the school but usually no hard liquor is allowed. But parties on the row only serve wine and beer

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It takes some time to get financial aid going. Once it starts, it is easy to complete. Make sure you submit everything by the deadline or sooner.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: USC is known for many sports. It is always enjoyable to watch and attend. Students are offered a discount on tickets. School spirit is great. All facilities, for the most part, are up to date. It is amazing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of variety when it comes to off-campus dining. The costs do vary. There are a lot of fast food places and restaurants. Very little offer student discounts.

3 College Junior

Majors: There are varies opportunities to apply for internships/work study/programs. Pay, time commitment, and responsibilities vary depending on the job.

I worked with the athletic medicine program. Depending on the sport, the time commitment varies. It is still a big time commitment, but, for example, football is a bigger time commitment than most sports. Some are offered pay, some are not. Responsibilities vary, but do include helping the trainer, keeping the work environment clean, setting up water and powerade for the athletes, etc.

4 College Junior

Majors: As long as your committed and show effort, for the most part, you are likely to be accepted. This program is a big time commitment, but very fun.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: School is still relatively near by. There are tons of restaurants near by. The cost varies depending on location. Parking can be difficult. Depending on how far from campus you are, there is campus security patrolling.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Downtown LA has a lot of attractions that range widely. There are sporting events, restaurants, concerts, etc. The staples center and Nokia theatre are close by. There are tons of restaurants like Yard House, etc.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The department of public safety is available. Sometimes they take a while to answer calls, but whenever you report an incident, they make sure everyone is notified. They give tips on how to better avoid incidents and to better protect yourself. A lot of crimes tend to happen at night.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My program was fine. The English professors were decent.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Really good professors but huge class sizes. Moreover, many of the students are not engaged.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never tried to live off campus so I don't know what it's like.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Challenging classes which is good. However, the class sizes are huge.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is very pretty. It's the only thing I liked about the school.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Students typically go to the row to party, especially freshman. Huge ragers, loud music etc... Now, I had been to parties before college. I drank in high school, smoked a little bit, whatever. I'd seen house parties busted, and people puke in a basement. I had never seen anything like this. Personally, I stopped going to the row after a month. Yes, there is free alcohol. Yes, there are plenty of hot girls and guys dressed in designer crop tops and bro tanks. However, it is also a place filled with incoherently drunk women objectified and violated by intoxicated frat bros who judge their own self worth on the number of beers they can chug and how many girls they can sleep with. Not that the women are not also culpable. Journey to the bathroom to see blonde bombshells filling their nostrils with nose candy. This isn't Stevie Nicks, Gold Dust woman, "coke helps my art" 70's shit. These are girls using whatever substances and funds they have to help them forget who they are. I don't have an issue with drug use per say, just the way in which this occurs at these parties and what it enables. I was appalled by the hedonistic and impersonal nature of all social interaction at this university. I never felt comfortable at a party because I was scared of being raped, drugged or both. Where I come from (New England) that is just the opposite of "wicked awesome". But, if that's your thing go right ahead! You'll be reminded to forget your own name!

17 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Once something bad happens, the administration 100% cracks the whip afterward.

4 College Junior

Local Area: It's the perfect mix of a laid back beach life, with a speedy city dynamic. No matter what you're into, you can exercise those interests in LA.

4 College Junior

Majors: There are advisors for every type of walk of life here on campus. Anytime you have a question, someone is here to help. They make things easy and doable.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: There are tons of opportunity to expand my knowledge and experience here on campus. We are constantly being informed of new privileges offered to USC students.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you love fast food, University Park is your area.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Tommy Trojan
Tommy Trojan
Tommy Trojan Tommy Trojan USC's mascot, Tommy Trojan.
Photo by alexoftroy

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Southern California

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!