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Reviews 2945 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: its tough to deal with

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there can be very costly rooms and high demands as it is in LA

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC security has drastically increased over the past few years due to criminal activity. things have gotten better but could be even better.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: some places may be too pricey for students, but they're nonetheless tasty and healthy if you choose so.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I have never experienced a more energetic and athletics-oriented campus!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: beautiful campus, lots of study spots and libraries, fountains, and outdoor space; the constant construction can be a burden and annoying

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of partying if thats what you are looking for

4 College Sophomore

Majors: many career fairs and networking opportunity to attend based on your own available and schedule; feel a lot of pressure to get an internship early; a lot of opportunity to help with research

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of fast food; not that much variety in the immediate area; havent been offered student discounts in nearly all of the surrounding restaraunts; a few spots with healthy/vegetarian options but higher costs

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: depending on ones situation, environment feels relatively safe

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Lots of options for choosing your area of study; many great professors but some not so great; challenging curriculum

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Lots of new security measures

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Average housing; combination of very old, small dorms, and newer more updates suite style

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: One of the major cons of living off campus is the safety issues. Since USC has built a wall around its campus, it seems like they are distancing themselves from the community instead of supporting it. This can be felt throughout the bordering communities.

College Junior

Party Scene: Currently, I am a graduate student in the Hawaii Cohort where USC professors fly to Hawaii every other weekend and conduct classes on island. Therefore, I don't have a lot of knowledge about parties except for when I was an undergraduate student at Loyola Marymount University.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: On campus stuff is pretty expensive for what you get.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of chain things, but we are really close to downtown which has a lot of options.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Finding a way to pay for school is the greatest stress in my life I currently have.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The white/fraternity population has a strong presence but a further look at the students will show you we're really diverse.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I've been born and raised in LA and I enjoy its vast diversity in so many aspects. Except for its consistently low feeling of safety.

5 College Junior

Athletics: USC football is truly king on campus. Some are not into it, but it really brings together many different students.

4 College Junior

Administration: Administration is pretty laid back for the most part.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Seems fun for people that go. I personally haven't partied much.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy my major because I enjoy the subject. It does come with a lot of lab sciences, which can be challenging and time consuming but I think it's worth it.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are really fun. They are generally pretty big on the row with lots of dancing.

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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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