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Reviews 3072 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty cool at usc. My friends who are in sororities are just normal girls; one of my friends is a Chemical Engineering major and the other is a Public Policy, Planning and Development major. They have big dreams and are intelligent, unlike the stereotype. However, they know how to have fun.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus because the city is walled in

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Overall the school is very great because the students are nice

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Overall Experience: The trojan network is unmatched by any other school

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The dorms are in great condition and it is very easy to secure housing

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is an integral part of campus with about 20% people a part of it

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Athletics: The school has a lot of spirit and it is really fun to attend games

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: The school is a great location in southern california.

5 College Junior

Athletics: University of Southern California's athletics are the best.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of Southern California is an amazing school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Faculty members are experienced not only within the field of academia, but also in practical positions within films, tv shows and production companies. The courses are incredible and I am learning a lot.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the world's most well-known filmmakers attended USC and the alumni network is really strong.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: All of the clubs and campus organizations are very aware of all the issues regarding campus safety and always hold events to discuss solutions to problems in this matter and ways to make campus life safer.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not really involved with Greek life, so I don't have an educated opinion about this.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I can't imagine a better place to be and to study what I love, which is filmmaking. USC is the best screenwriting school in the world and I'm lucky to have been accepted and with a scholarship too.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not that involved with the athletic part of campus life, so it's difficult for me to have an informed opinion on this matter.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: This is definitely one of the more conservative universities in California, especially within Greek life, there are sooo many conservatives, which was kind of a culture shock because I am from Seattle, where I never really see that many Republicans anywhere besides my grandfather's country club... I honestly feel like if you parked on the row your car could get keyed for having a Bernie bumper sticker. However, while it's especially conservative among the Greek system, there's an abundance of Republican GDIs. It makes me laugh when people say that USC discriminates against conservatives because they're all I meet. There is definitely a lot of racism, but it's more subtle microagressions rather than outright discrimination (*cough cough Mizzou*). The few minorities here prefer to stay in packs. As for socioeconomic diversity here, it's honestly the worst. I come from an upper middle class family and I still feel somewhat discriminated against, they don't call it University of Spoiled Children for nothing... It's completely centered around the very wealthy.

16 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school tries to make it a safe environment. Yet due to the community around our school, there are still several accidents from time to time. Most commonly, there are thefts and sexual battery.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are experts in their field, but depending on who, some are very tedious during lectures while others are a little more interesting to listen to. The GE courses are annoying to fulfill and some of the core classes are more to the difficult side. It is important to choose a balance between easier classes and harder classes.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are weekly emails, especially in Marshall, about potential internships, jobs etc. These are usually open to everyone, with the exception of some if specified. There are many career panels and career fairs. Many student organizations invite people from well-known companies to talk about their experience too.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The one I'm living in is amazing with the exception of being far away from classes and other dorms.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge here. Even if you aren't in it you can still have fun at the parties they throw.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit here is huge and it is really fun to be part of.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has been amazing so far

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being an olders student, it is hard to say I've gotten everything I could out of the school experience. I wish I had a better social life with other students (transfer students) who are older and already have work experience. The younger students around me are certainly inspiring, but since I'm their parents age, I'm not really someone who they would typically befriend. Not to say that I haven't made some friends but it has been a challenge to fit in.

I would like better information and events that bring older undergrad students together to share their stories and socialize.

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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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