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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I would say there are a fair amount of injuries that result from drug/alcohol abuse at USC because a lot of people do drink alcohol and there is a more minor amount of drug use. However, USC does the best that they can--I do not think they are lenient on alcohol/drug abuse, rather I think it is that students are more creative in gaining access to alcohol/drugs and good at hiding it.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am only a freshman, so I still have a long way to go, but so far I am very impressed with the Philosophy department. My current philosophy professor is extremely helpful, and very passionate about educating her students, as well as her obvious desire for us to succeed. My ultimate career goal is to go to medical school and become a pediatric psychiatrist, so I am also taking pre-med classes in addition to my philosophy major.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I did not have any issues or difficulties getting into my program at USC.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: USC can be pretty strict when it comes to visitation in dorms, it is also very understandable considering the location of USC in south central L.A. So while it can definitely be annoying, it also is what makes me feel very safe and secure.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: There is not much to say--you can't get better than the daily beautiful sunshine in southern California.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I am a freshman and I have yet to encounter a computer lab on campus, but I have my own laptop that I bring to class everyday (when the teacher allows the use of technology). In terms of the network, "USC Wireless" is very reliable and quick, and easily accessible for USC students.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: USC is a very diverse campus. There are multiple and diverse cultural/ethnic student organizations and events to get involved with. The only area I would say the school is not very diverse is in Greek life, which tends to be majority caucasian peoples.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: there are always resources avaiable

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: so many options and prices are negotiable. the ammenities are great there too!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: i love going out, you dont need to party too hard to have a good time, and you meet so many cool people.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I use uber, and the metro. some of my friends have cars though

4 College Freshman

Diversity: so many different cultures and ethnic groups, greatest variety in the nation. the professors seem to be very liberal but students are more conservative, it seems

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not ever see it, but i do know that it exists

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: parkside is the best. but there are so many options on campus you can always switch things up. prices are good if you live on campus

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: on campus is extremely safe and even a few bloacks out is safe too, but it is downtown LA so dont be naive

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for everything that existed and got most of what i needed. The process is a struggle at times, but so worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i love living on campus

5 College Freshman

Local Area: im getting my taste of LA right now but i know i dont want to live here in the future! but living here for four years couldnt be better

4 College Freshman

Majors: so many choices which is great unless you are indecisive like me

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So close to LA live, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice, good food is everywhere

5 College Freshman

Weather: nothing beats southern california, the weather allows for endless possibilites and activities plus if you need a change of pace you dont have to go any further than an hours drivw

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports here are amazing, and highly encouraged at any level. Even if it is just taking a one unit yoga or ballroom dancing class.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I never feel like there are problems with follwing the rules outlined by the university. There are registered parties and things and they seem to be very lenient on things like that though there are cops everywhere to ensure safety.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is a true sense of the Trojan Family. This sounds cliche, I know but it is there. When I go for interviews, or ask for assistance outside of the University I can usually find someone who went to USC and it has ALWAYS been the difference between a maybe to a YES. I love that so many people come together to form this network of possibility and it makes it a truly special place to be and it rings true when I hear the words "trojan family."

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Most of the administration is not stuck on a power trip, they treat you like an adult and if you act like one than everything is copacetic. Obviously some of the administration is harder than others and after the shootings on campus (not student related) the security guarding the perimeter became much tighter and dorm access is like Fort Knox, but for the most part administration is respectful and helpful.

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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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