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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

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4 College Freshman

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.

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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
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as I can see, it's true; the USC network is no joke. Employers often recruit on our campus and the alumni have a very strong presence.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I've had a wonderful experience, particularly in my small Thematic Option classes. They suit my learning style very well and the professors are outstanding. Other classes range from very small (I had one that had about 10 students) to very large.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So far, I haven't lived off-campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far, I've had a good experience with my classes. I'm a Thematic Option student, and my experience in the program has been extremely positive; all of these classes were excellent for my learning style and I loved the open discussion format. The professors were extraordinary and content was very good as well. However, for my other classes, my experiences have been hit or miss. I've had a few good professors, a few OK ones, and one awful professor. As far as study spaces go, we have some of the most beautiful nooks and crannies to study in!

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Academics: I've just switched to this major, so it I can't say anything specific yet.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is highly valued here. In general, acceptance is important to most people here and there are plenty of organizations to support every culture, religion, and sexual orientation.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you are looking for parties you will find no shortage at USC. At the same time, if you want to avoid that scene, you can easily do so and still have fun. As far as parties go, most people head to the Row; if you're in a frat or a female, you will have no trouble getting in. If you like parties, you should love it here; if you don't it should affect your experience either way.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a student in Dornsife, which is pretty much the easiest school at USC to get in to. Once you have admission into USC, you don't need to do anything else to enter Dornsife.

College Sophomore

Majors: I've only entered my program recently, but I can say that my advisors are just alright. They do their job, but they haven't gone out of their way to make sure I'm on track, which would have really helped during my year as a confused, aimless freshman. So far classes have been good but I don't want to say anything definitive yet.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally haven't had to utilize health or safety services in any notable way, so I can't give any specifics. In general, though, I usually feel very safe walking around on campus. DPS officers are always out patrolling campus, and they even have security guards posted on the surrounding streets. However, there are times when I wonder whether their presence increases actual security or is just for show. For example, after 9 PM, policy requires an student ID check at campus entrances, but many officers are very lax and don't enforce this policy at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: In most areas, I see a good balance of strictness on campus, meaning that administration keeps things safe and functioning without being too overbearing. That being said, some students complain that things are too strict (you have to jump through a ton of hoops to visit friends in other dorms and DPS breaks up parties often). On the other end of the scale the enforcement of alcohol and drug usage rules really depend on individual authority figures.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls here a pretty good, but some can be fake or just into partying; however most embrace the "work hard play hard" mantra.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness isn't that bad, honestly if you make smart choices, even if there aren't the best, but use your head, you'll be fine.

1 person 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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