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Reviews 2957 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I like the variety off campus food selection. The area caters to Trojans and are very reasonable when it comes to students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There are food choices suitable for each individual. I guarantee you will find something to your liking. I am all for the Italian food. I do not currently have a meal plan. However, I do often enjoy our options.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school spirit is uplifting and amazing. The school and fans are very supportive of our teams. I am a proud Trojan and cheer my team on every chance I get. The athletic facilities are new and up to date.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's cool to be Greek, but it's also cool not to be Greek.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: It is ok. There is a couple things to do but you kind of have to look. Nothing is going to jump out at you. There has been better places that I've been to and there has been worse places that I've been to

3 College Junior

Local Area: It's ok. There is stuff to do if your willing to look but nothing will really jump out at you. There has been better places that I have been to and there has been worse places I have been to

4 College Freshman

Majors: engineering school is the best, go viterbi, but cinematic arts is really good bc of hollywood

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: there were extra essays in our application as freshmen

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: beautiful place, beautiful people, everyone dresses up too much though

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: degree is very valued, the education is very good as are the professors

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The engineering school is very difficult, viterbi is awesome

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: everything is clean and pretty new, prob bc its private

3 College Freshman

Administration: not very strict, usually okay with everything as long as you behave

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: parties are almost all greek, no local bars or anything good

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: rush is hell, and the people are pretty snobby, but the parties are good

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: i had to interview for my scholarship, which was annoying but worked out well

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: good teams, except for basketball, awesome spirit, fight on

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Awesome diversity, lots of different types of people

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its downtown la so theres definitely crime, but they try to take safety measures

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wide assortment of classes, and really good professors

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree is good, and it is easy to get a job through the trojan family (alum)

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very social, but pretty small and kinda expensive, but its downtown LA

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is huge here. The football team gets the most obvious support, but other sports have good followings as well. All students are encouraged to participate in sports, either as athletes at any level or as spectators.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Area: USC is surrounded by restaurants; practically any major chain you could ever want is within walking distance, in addition to a few more unique places. Across the street from campus, you can find a number of museums as well as a beautiful rose garden that is perfect for outdoor study sessions or romantic dates.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I loved our dining halls, although I did begin to tire of them by the end of the year. Quality was fairly solid with a few stand-out delicious dishes and a few awful things I don't want to remember. Dining halls close at 10 PM but they stop serving actual prepared food at about 8. After that it's just pizza, salad, and cereal. One major complaint was that they don't open until 10 AM on weekends.

2 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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