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3 College Senior

Diversity: There are many students from diverse religious backgrounds and political beliefs. Some current challenges at the university is the great economic divide between students from a higher SES background versus students from low-income backgrounds due to the fact that this university is a private university and its tuition rates are double that of a state university or the universities of California. Farthermore, majors like Social Work do not receive as much alumni funding and support as majors such as Business/Economics, Film, and so on. It's difficult for students to find scholarship as well due to the lack of student life such as student run organizations other than sororities and fraternities on campus. The majority of students in this school are International Asian Pacific Islander and Caucasian with very few Mexican/Latino and Blacks.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Declaring a major within Dornslife usually just requires you to meet with an advisor and sign a sheet, pretty easy. However, if you want to apply for a professional school, such as journalism in Annenberg or business in Marshall, you have to complete a supplemental application that often asks for a certain gpa, unit completion, letters of rec, etc. Advisers are really helpful and will answer any questions you have. They will also help you plan your four years with double majors or majors and minor combinations that will allow you to graduate on time.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Students can easily access the Metro or take a bus from campus. There's also Campus Cruiser which is a free service to students from 6pm to very early in the morning that will drive them within a certain radius around the school, around a mile. Perfect to get picked up from late parties or class and be dropped off at your apartment. Zip Cars are available for rent on campus. You can get one as cheap as 9 dollars an hour or one solid fee for a day, and so on.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As long as you meet deadlines and provide everything they as for, you will get the assistance you need. However, pay attention to the deadlines for individual scholarships that the school has to offer (i.e Latino Alumni Scholarship) because they have supplemental applications.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I love USC because there is a variety of people who attend. Every one is an over achiever but they can also be a great support system

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Because the campus is centered in a high crime area, there are always alerts sent via email of someone getting robbed or their home or apartment broken into.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The places on campus are really good and what is so great about USC is that if you show your id off campus to various food places in the area, you get a discount!

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Have been on the full tour..just a few walk ins really into army rotc since they have here

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Very nice and social campus...lots of programs and all around great campus

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking is part of the culture at USC, and I would say many students do it, although there is also plenty of space at USC for people who don't want to participate in the drinking culture. Many people smoke weed or cigarettes, but drugs are much less common, although not unheard of.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The housing provided by USC is pretty clean and nice. It can be quite expensive. Safety is always an issue in the neighborhood, but University apartments are monitored by DPS and the University has taken many steps to ensure safety. Parking is also expensive.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Happy with the flexibility that my program offers, but job options will be limited should I decide to pursue work within the United States.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Limited availability to grad students. Many more options for grad and undergrad students from California

5 College Sophomore

Academics: One of the best schools in the country. The professors are exceptional.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: USC was very generous in their undergrad package for me. Now that I am applying to grad school... that is a whole different story and process. Currently trying to deal with applying for loans

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Due to the location, there are certainly certain rules and guidelines put in place for the safety of the students.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The team spirit is exemplary and infectious. Trojans truly bleed gold and cardinal. Sporting events are electrifying and you can feel the school spirit and fervor leading up the event itself.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a tremendous amount of diversity on campus. students from all types of racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds form the campus which makes USC.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The social life at USC is truly amazing. In my experience it has been very difficult to find the school of your dreams that is also able to cater to all our social needs and interests. Some might not think it is important but to any well rounded student it is essential! Your social life during your four years of undergraduate school should be held in high regard as well as academics. Also USC is very helpful in finding their students jobs and internships in the fields of their dreams!

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I believe that the student life on campus at the University of Southern California deserves an A+ for multiple reasons. Firstly I believe that the campus itself is a beautiful and captivating campus, drawing you in with its history and spirit. The facilities, student centers, libraries and more are all contributions to what makes such a diverse and interesting campus life. For students, you can find everything you need within a couple miles from campus if not on campus, which is very important. Although I do believe it is the student that makes the school, USC is a hugely accepting and warm community fit for all types of students!

5 College Senior

Athletics: Fight on the varsity sports at thisschool are hat bring about hte culture of excellence among students and faculty and what help make it one of the best institutions in the country

5 College Senior

Party Scene: The nightlife around USc is one of the best ive seen across all the campus' ive visited. everyone partakes and it takes stress off of the intense academics

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: There are a decent number of students who do drugs but i feel as if this number is muchless than the number of students at other institutions that partake in the same type of activities. overall the social scene is much more focus on drinking andbeing social than being a bunch of drug addicts

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is an uncomfortable hassle, and some GE professors, though knowledgeable, are not great at teaching. Generally, though, classes and course material are interesting. The workload varies by class and by point in the semester.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's easy to take the metro to L.A. Live, where there's a lot of things to do.

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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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