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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is very invested in helping each individual student.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: People are very into the athletics and it creates a community feeling.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a few bars on/near campus that are pretty chill for laid back drinking, watching games, etc. There are many bars downtown just a few minutes away by bus or uber. There are lots of clubs downtown and in Hollywood, including many that are 19+, so underage people have a place to safely party.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most of the good parties are Greek on the row, but the film frat has some really good parties as well.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are so engaged and enthusiastic that it is hard not to learn. Because most classes are curved, it is pretty hard to get an A in the class.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I know there are some concerns, but I personally have never seen anything negative occur. I have many minority friends, and it does not seem like they are treated any differently. As far as I have seen, no one really focuses on that.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC is literally the best school in the world. If I could go back, I would choose USC every time. I am grateful every single day that I get to call myself a Trojan and be a part of such a wonderful family.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We spend millions of dollars solely on security and have an entire LAPD task force JUST for USC. This isn't the 20th century anymore; USC is probably one of the safest campuses in the area now. Fun fact: UCLA has the highest rate of crime in Southern California universities. Ironic, isn't it?

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Interesting courses and interesting professors. Some are more "I'm brilliant so they gave me this teaching job" rather than "I'm a great teacher who also happens to be brilliant".

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC is one of the top schools in the world for a reason. I'm not worried about career prospects or anything. I'll be fine.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: We have really nice dorms. Suites and apartments are definitely better (and more expensive) than the usual dorms but overall, I wouldn't mind living anywhere.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's USC. We breathe sports.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A diverse, hardworking student population that is morally conscious about the world. And our campus is beautiful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Obviously, USC is not in the best area, but I think USC has done its best to keep our students safe with the help of DPS. I have never seen dorm buildings be so secured.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part, I have enjoyed my educational experience here at USC and have found my professors to be awesome. Sometimes I find the lecture hall classes to make me not want to attend class though.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I personally feel I would not have access to as many career and internship opportunities anywhere else. USC has the biggest network out of any of the school's I applied to. I haven't visited the career center.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Parkside is a hassle. It is so far away from my classes, and on top of that no one really talks to each other on my floor. I am slightly resentful that I did not get the full "college dorm experience" like residents of New/North or any of the other on campus dorms. I also think the rent is way too much, we are already paying a lot of money to attend school, why should we pay so much for rent AND have to pay for laundry? This being said, I think Parkside has very nice facilities, but the question is, is it worth it?

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is a big divide between Greeks and non-Greeks, which I sometimes find silly. Many non-Greeks look down upon people in Greek life because they think it is superficial and "high school like". However, I am not affiliated in Greek life, and I think it is wrong to judge someone you don't know just because they are involved in something that you do not believe in. If you don't agree with Greek life, don't join it. A big problem with Greek life though, is that only girls can get into Fraternity parties. Males are not allowed unless they know a brother. It's not like there are no other party options, but many other parties require $5 to enter.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are so important to USC's culture. Students, faculty, and alumni alike partake in tailgating and attending sporting events, especially football and basketball. I truly believe that sports bring every USC student together in a way no other school does.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Attending USC is easily the best thing that could have happened to me. However, I do think some things sound better on paper and during tours than they are in practice. For example, I think diversity is very important, but I sometimes feel there are so many different backgrounds that it is hard for me to relate to anyone. I feel out of place a lot. I also feel that the amount of money I am paying is going to useless construction, when it could be going to the program I am in. Those are my two main complaints. Otherwise, I love USC because I have gotten experiences here that I would never anywhere else. From filming on campus to celebrity guest speakers, USC is a crazy place to be. Coming from the East Coast, living in Los Angeles is something I thought would only ever be a dream. There is always something to do here, and you obviously can't beat the weather. The people I have met are incredibly smart, dedicated, and ambitious. They are all driven towards success, and that pushes me to work my hardest. Had I not chosen USC, I would never have had such enthralling experiences. It is truly a once in a life time opportunity that I am so blessed to have.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though I have just begun, everyone involved in my education has made me feel valued and welcomed.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Watching the USC Trojans is the first time I have gotten into sports or felt team loyalty.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You'd be surprised how safe you feel walking around campus. Usc does a good job of protecting their students in and out of campus. I wouldn't walk alone at night outside of campus TOO much because there are some interesting people, but there are patrols and USC officers all over the place.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so so glad I chose SC. It isn't perfect, especially in my own school, but I wouldn't choose any other school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is the "Trojan Family" school. Connections are like nothing else. Even as a freshman I've bonded with people who have gone here and told me to contact them. The training (as a theatre student) is also excellent. They really teach us well.

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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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