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Reviews 2971 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the new residential building house new options, but other options aren't as exciting - McDonald's, Taco Bell, etc. Services that deliver food from around LA are very popular

4 College Junior

Majors: Each major and school has different criteria.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a ton of course options at USC, and they highly encourage taking classes outside your major. In the business school, professors have been a hit or miss. Some are there simply to teach and that's it, but others truly want to get to know you and develop a personal relationship that lasts after the class ends.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls aren't great, but Campus Center offers a great selection of options--healthy and not. Nekter Juice Bar has been a nice addition.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Scholarships are extremely hard to get with so many students. But if you are persistent with financial aid and appeal their original offer if it does not work, they are willing to increase the amount.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Department of Public Safety has a strong connection to LAPD. Recently USC has increased the amount of security officers on almost every street corner around USC, making us feel safer at night.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: everything is close by and easily accessible.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: many places with varying degrees of comfort.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many food trucks across the street and dining areas within walking distance

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is an entire block dedicated to greek life

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Be persistent about applying to scholarships!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Extremely expensive but very well patrolled.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The 2 guests per dorm is awful and no fun

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got most of it covered but not enough for my housing

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Parking permit prices are ridiculous

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't experienced the college life, I don't have the funds to live there

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i dont live there too expensive

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: top party school in nature

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: great rooms and great people

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College Freshman

Greek Life: i don't know much about them, so how can i give them a rating?

4 College Freshman

Local Area: there are lots of stuff to do: staples center, l.a. live, downtown la, koreatown, hollywood, the beaches along the coast. downside is the environment and neighborhood USC is located in.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: USC is super expensive, 65k/year. but they do give a good amount, IF your family is near the poverty level. if rich enough, they won't give you as much..

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: there are handsome men and beautiful young women here at USC. not to say that means they're not intelligent, for we are known to excel in both studying and socializing outside of studies and partaking in extracurriculars.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: parkside is the best dininghall, then cafe 84, then evk. though there are some days each dininghall can be off.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: hate the rules about skateboards and bikes from 10AM-2PM


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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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