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4 College Junior

Administration: They are very involved and concerned with students and their activites. They provide a lot of guidance and assistance.

5 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is high here because sports are very prominent. USC has won 100 national titles in sports! Tailgates are amazing, too.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Parkside Cafe is the best dining hall, but there are many other options on campus. Ground Zero has awesome milkshakes!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: frat parties almost all the time, any girl can go, though it doesn't affect people who don't want to take part

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: there's something for everyone, even if people don't go to football games

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: just lenient enough, strict where it matters, but without being stifling

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't really party since I am a graduate student. I spend most of my time studying or working on personal projects.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a bit expensive, but Los Angeles housing is expensive in general.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I think I was more let down by the experience than anything, I was told that USC was great with their financial services, but I felt that I expected too much from them.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not particularly interested in sports, but I know that USC has a reputable sports team.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: USC has its ups and down. The immediate area is quite nice, with quite a few guards stationed at the corners. However, the surrounding area is quite dangerous, and crime often leaks into the areas.

I generally feel safe in the patrolled areas at USC, but it's still not a good idea to wander around at night. Fortunately there are campus cruisers and escort services that aid students that have to work late on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I like the variety of food Southern California offers, especially near the Downtown Area, there's a variety of foods. Unfortunately without a car, it's difficult to get to these places and the area surrounding the University isn't exactly the safest area, especially at night.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I don't have any particular worries about finding an internship. The faculty here really seems to care about you, and the school has some incredible connections to the industry. Also being one of the most prestigious schools in the nation really helps the chances of getting ana internship.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: One of the biggest challenges in my opinion is intimidation. My particular school at the university has a notoriously low acceptance rate that hovers around 1%. My advice is to go for it, and do your best. You will need a portfolio of your best work for your application.

Almost everyone I've talked to who applied here did not think they would get in, myself included. You never know what you're capable of until you actually go for it.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't seen much of the Greek life here. I am not particularly interested in it.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: It is apparent that everyone loves the Football team, but USC also holds many renowned teams such as the Men's Water Polo team and the Tennis team.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Area: LA is a great city to live in! It's home to many attractions and cultural events that it is almost impossible to explore everything within four years!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are a variety of dorm options. Only a few have air conditioning. All are conveniently near classes. The maximum time you spend walking is 5-10 minutes.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: It is very time consuming. Make sure this is what you want to do or else you will not enjoy it. Time management is key and patience.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Local Area: It's pretty dangerous around the campus especially after 9pm

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The ranking and the teaching quality are pretty good.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: I enjoyed it. And I'm a transfer student, the program here is harder.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: Well I don't quite know about this.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's amazing and much better deal!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's difficult to get financial aid because they want to see all your parents' information, even if they are re-married.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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