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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Besides the surrounding area of the school, I never feel unsafe. The only crime that I hear of repeatedly is stolen bikes, however on campus security has a high rate of getting them back if they are registered.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely loved all of my classes. The professors were approachable and helpful. Lectures included discussions to make a more intimate learning environment. Grading was challenging but fair.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am extremely comfortable with saying that I feel prepared upon graduating from the university.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The USC campus is unbelievably diverse. Most of my friends are citizens of different countries and USC makes it a priority to create a student body that is geographically, ethnically, and economically diverse. Sexual orientation is not an issue on campus. I am gay and have never encountered any problems. Nobody here really cares that much about somebody's ethnicity or sexual orientation. Religion is also not a big deal here and pretty much every single large holiday is celebrated to an extent on campus. Diversity is celebrated and the campus brings in comedians at the beginning of the school year to teach about the feelings of different groups of people. There are regularly artistic events that celebrate diversity and at orientation there is a spoken word performer who speaks about the struggles of those who grow up as ethnic minorities in south Los Angeles. From the very beginning of our school career we are taught that a lot of us were on third base. There are many people in the school who have had to overcome a lot more obsticals than others to gain admission. One of the best qualities of our campus is that we all help each other out and tend to rally behind people who feel they need their opinions to be heard. Tojans stick together and we are all united under the USC family.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Because you are in downtown Los Angeles, everything is available if you want it. There is no pressure to partake in any drinking or drug use on campus. The students who seek to use substances will usually find each other and hang out with each other. The campus is so big that there are a diversity of people who are into all kinds of varying definitions of fun. I enjoy USC's atmosphere because it has taught me to respect the choices of others. My friends and I are not really into using substances for fun, but being in college has allowed me to get exposed to situations I will encounter in the real world. There are a multitude of drugs available in every major metropolitan area. It is very useful to be exposed to and educated about situations that will inevitably pop up in life. USC does a good job educating students about the dangers associated with drug use and I feel like I am now prepared to navigate a multitude of situations outside of college with my future peers.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My writing class only had twelve kids and my professor tailored our curriculum to jive with our interests and goals. My largest class this year, as a sophomore, has twenty people in it. In larger lectures the professors are very easy to get to know. In one of my largest lectures, my teacher made it a point to get to know her students' names if they were interested and asked questions.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I basically get research and internships thrown at me right now. My department is constantly emailing me with opportunities for summer work and research positions. After college I am not worried about getting a job because USC connects its students with its great alumni network. I get invited out to dinners with alumni who have similar career aspirations according to surveys we take. At dinners, alumni share their experiences in the field and connect you to people who will help you instagate your career.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: USC has an extremely large safety department. There are safety ambassadors in yellow jackets at every street corner for miles around campus who are very friendly if one wants to talk or needs help. There are liscense plate scanners around campus that track suspicious vehicles and there is free uber for students to get around the campus park neighborhood after 7pm. The campus is secured at night and a student ID is needed to enter it. USC also has cell phone apps made to ananamously report crimes such as sexual assault on campus. Crime is taken very seriously and there are severe ramifications if a student goes out of their way to violate another person on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are an experience that everybody should have. A dorm is a dorm so do not expect to live a life enveloped in luxuriousness freshman year. My dorm was very close and I know almost all the people who lived in it. We had an activity budget and went to concerts, symphonies, ice-skating trips, and beach trips with each other. My dorm experience was pretty fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything. After your freshman year, USC has a variety of apartment options available for students that are extremely close to campus. I like the setup because you meet a friend circle freshman year and gain a more relaxed atmosphere and privacy as your educational experience moves forward.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not Greek and feel very included in the campus social scene. If I want to attend a certain party, I get in touch with my Greek friends and make it happen. I do not have the time to commit to a fraternity, but I support all of my friends who have made the descision to join a Greek organization. They are having a blast with their life descisions just as I am having a great time going to the beach, traveling for sports, and going on ski trips with my friends.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school has an unbelievable amount of school spirit. I was not really a fan of football until I attended USC. The tailgating is unlike anything I have ever experienced and there is a tremendous amount of commeradery built cheering for the Trojans. There are a lot of athletic teams on campus from a dragon boat team to a squash team. It is very easy to become involved and find an athletic niche here.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have absolutely no regrets about choosing to attend USC for college. I have had an unbelievable amount of support for all of my endeavors whether they be academic, sevice, or athletically oriented. There is ample funding available for me to accomplish my dreams and a diverse and intelligent student body to cooperate with to make my dreams a reality. I got in two research labs on my first day of school and even met with a business professor who offered to connect me with a patent attorney and manufacturing facilities for when I need them in the future. USC has sponsored my attendance at concerts, major sporting events, beach trips, island trips, and dinners at the president's residence. USC even funded a spring break trip for one of my classes to have an experience on a train from Moscow to eastern Siberia. This school is amazing and I have meant countless friends who I am both inspired by and glad to know. I love my school, its administration, and its students. I am proud to be a Trojan and excited to have three more years of college ahead!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depends where you live. I lived in New/North and it was amazing

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's way too big on campus and promotes horrific gender roles like you would not believe

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: good parties. Frats often get famous performers to play such as LMFAO and Louis the Child

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Because USC has such excellent teams, students often attend basketball games, football games, lacrosse games, vollyball games, and swim meets.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The "trojan family" is a real and tangible community. Though the school is very competitive to get into, the students are supportive of one another. Additionally, you can travel anywhere in the world, and if you are reaping USC gear, you will be approached by an alum.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Besides the occasional frustrating professors, the academics at USC are fair and well rounded. There are many study locations on campus that support learning environment

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4 College Junior

Diversity: USC is pretty diverse. Economically, I would say a majority of the students come from money. However, in terms of political beliefs, religion, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, USC welcomes a great array of backgrounds

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to. If you choose to take part, there are ways to get access to drugs, but if not, there is respect for all peoples' wishes

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I never thought I'd be the type to go to USC, but it's so big and there are so many smart people of all different kinds that I realized anyone is the type to go to USC.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are generally small and teachers really care about you as an individual.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have job fairs every semester that are a huge way that people look for and land jobs.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe because USC has a very strong police system and there are blue lights everywhere and tons of police in campus at all times

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in an on campus dorm freshman year and it was the best decision I've made. I made so many friends and was so convenient that I wish I could continue living in the dorms next year. Lifelong friends and unforgettable memories were made in my dorm.

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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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