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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are DPS officers all over campus 24/7 and if a campus crime/ sexual assault occurs, students can always report to them and receive help. For me, I feel generally safe on campus, but if it is late at night, I do feel a bit cautious, especially if I am walking alone.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I liked most of my courses and professors at USC. The animation courses especially are the best. The instructors are very helpful, encouraging, and work hard to help students prepare for internships, jobs, or personal projects. There is a variety of courses offered at USC and any student can take them as long as they can fit it into their schedules.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As an animation student, connections are a must in the industry. Luckily, the instructors are top-notched and are professionals and well-known in their field. I am able to go to their office hours and gain helpful advice about jobs/internships and they help me in every possible to help me develop as a professional animator. I always get emails about career/internship/group/collaboration opportunities and i have many ways of building a network and gaining a valuable experience that is beneficial for my career.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I currently live in Century right now and I love where I am living. There is a living room, dining room, kitchen, many storage closets, a bedroom, bathroom, and even a balcony. The people are friendly and the RAs and student building government try to make tons of events so we can have a more involved community. I like that there is a pool as well. I personally think that campus apartments like Century are the best options. I do not like having shared bathrooms or a common kitchen so i would not live in a dorm. Webb is another option that I would recommend as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not part of any sororities but friends that I have who are part of fraternities or sororities seem to enjoy it a lot. It is a great way to meet tons of new people and develop strong, family-like relationships with the members. Also, partying is a must if you are in a frat or sorority. But for non-Greeks like me, we don't really care much about the Greek students and it wouldn't make a difference whether we join or not.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not a huge fan of sports or any sort of athletics, but from what I can tell, football in USC is huge and almost all the students go attend the games during football season. Also, many students go to the gym and there are a lot of sport clubs/activities happening in the sports field.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Attending University of Southern California has been an overall wonderful experience. I've met a lot of amazing people and it's great that students are able to build connections. I love the wide range of courses that USC provides because it provides an unique learning experience for students.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is something going on all the time. Free Uber close to campus. Plenty of night life that doesn't involve drinking.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Repeat above, plenty to do. Positive impact--no pressure to drink. Some of the fraternities have live bands.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Hard classes with pretty good teachers.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I have gay parents and everyone has been very supportive of my family.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Overall, it's great and worthy

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No one really gets in trouble for drug or alcohol use unless it is in the dorms.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's still work to be done

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like it and I think it's all good.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This an AWESOME Experience for me. USC is my DREAM come TRUE College.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at my school is 100 percent involved and supported in every area.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are not great, but they are not horrible either. Depending on where you live, they can be affordable, and in some cases, cheaper than rent offered by places near by.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: There is not much more to say other than USC having one of the best football teams in the nation, in addition to several national team players of a number of different countries in athletic teams, which in turn, leads to high performance and incredible athletic facilities. The school's spirit is energetic; it unites Trojans. Fight On!

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC encourages students to balance their education with their social life, while still being very demanding in the courses offered. As a research-based university, students receive a much more hands-on method of learning, rather than solely based on textbooks. Professors often come from prestigious jobs with years of experience, providing a more representative and accurate view of the expectations in their respective fields. Lastly, USC offers countless opportunities for students to network with notorious alumni as well as current students, in addition to hosting magnificent events where students can learn more about the present-day occurrences in the world that go beyond their chosen fields of study, thus beyond the classroom.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: All the professors I've had so far have been very engaging and approachable. I feel that the grading and coursework is not difficult or unfair, and class sizes (at least for graduate classes) are appropriate.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC has many connections and is a well-recognized name nationally. The career prospects after graduation are generally very positive.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: USC is very concerned about safety and does a lot to ensure that there are adequate security and resources available to students at all times. The nature of the neighborhood makes it such that even with a big security presence, it could still be unsettling to be alone after dark in the area.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Personally I have no interest in greek life on campus. It is a big part of campus life and for those involved, housing and social atmosphere is more than adequate.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall everything at USC has been a good experience. I think my major issue (and that of many other students) is the cost of education, not only here but across the country. I would still choose this school again if I did it all over.

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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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