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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's all about sports at USC. Don't bother coming here if you're not interested.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love everything about USC's academics. It's an amazing school with the most amazing faculty.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The metro goes downtown and that's about it. You definitely need a car.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Sexual orientation doesn't seem to be a problem. But ethnic/racial diversity is pretty slim. It's mostly white people and Asians here.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every vacation I'm excited to go back to school!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's better to take public transportation

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus is perfectly fine and safe, just be careful if you're off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: The only complaint I have is the dorm strictness

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: The internship coordinators really work with you, and you learn amazing prep for real jobs.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It's the best way to network and see if you really want to pursue specific jobs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is life, sports is the culture!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: You just have to be smart about where you walk and such.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The security is a bit annoyingly tight.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I absolutely love my apartment, Gateway.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The network is crazy fantastic, you get real world experience, and you're set for life.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The teachers all really care, and they have amazing credentials

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: USC has the most international students

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's super fun, you don't even have to join if you're a girl!

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Staples Center and Walt Disney Hall close by.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There are facilities, but mobility could be better

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I never paid attention to Greeks. No interest in it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Professors with more experience in govt needed.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The seminar IR classes need content improvement.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Nice improvements were being made, before I left.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I care about food mostly, and it was awesome.

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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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