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Reviews 2621 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life, but it seems fun.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I guess off campus housing is okay, but it can be very expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options for eating right off campus, including Chipotle, Built Burger, Pizza Studio, Cream and Blaze.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: It is safe to say that they get the job done.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I appealed financial aid several times and still ended up paying thousands of dollars.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not very into parties, but I feel that the ones thrown in athlete housing are the best. They are a lot more chill than The Row.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is something for everybody, even vegetarians. If you don't like dining hall food, there are plenty of other options to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The University campus is beautiful. Living on campus makes it easy to stay in contact with friends and get to classes.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is great. About the same price as on campus and there are a lot of options (gateway, icon, tuscany, etc..). Even getting an apartment DTLA isn't ridiculously expensive and as long as you have a car everything is pretty close.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is way better than the on campus. relatively expensive though.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is terrible in the dining halls. Very cheaply prepared and they give small portions

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are amazing. Living on campus is easy and fun. So many activities and events happen 24/7. The food isn't that great, but the social atmosphere is good. DTLA is pretty expensive so be prepared for that. On campus housing is only garunteed to fall freshmen, after that the lottery can be difficult, but there is a lot of amazing off-campus but close apartment options that are sponsored by the school

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: They did a great job in following up with me.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You have to drive towards downtown, but once you're down there, there are lots of options.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: I don't normally deal with the administration, but they seem to be doing well.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't party on campus, but I know it's primarily the Greek system that parties the most.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's good food, but just too expensive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off-campus housing options near school and there are security around the area.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The is a good amount of options to eat off-campus. There are many in Downtown LA.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is not that strict in social/ outside school behavior. They focus more on academic integrity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Some of the financial aid people are nice, but some can be a little mean. The customer service is decedent but in the end, you receive the aid you need.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party life at USC is better than other schools. There is a variety of party to attend if you know people.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The cafeterias has its good and bad days. The staff is usually friendly and very accommodating. My favorite place to eat is Cafe 84 because the setting is very welcoming and the food is good most of the time.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy the building I am dorming in. It provides a good balance between social and academic life. The staff is very nice and easy to talk to.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You win some you lose some. Especially if you are a dude

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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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