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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I decided to go to USC for my MFA this fall because during callback weekend the department made me feel right at home. They treated me not as a student who was beneath them, but as an equal in my field. As a graduate student this was very important to me because I am not a child anymore; I am a professional looking to expand my knowledge in my field.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL. USC football is HUGE and the atmosphere is something you want to be apart of. School spirit is never lacking in the athletics department. Facilities are top notch and many are involved in intramural sports and classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Depending on which professor you get really determines the grading policies but any sort of cheating or offense can be detrimental. The social atmosphere is great yet there's a good amount of security around too.

5 College Senior

Majors: I like it a lot and most of my professors are super cool and good.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It is a lot of work but its worth your time for sure.

College Junior

Parking: I don't drive, so I cannot answer this question. Most students complain.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities are incredibly impressive. I went to a campus club meeting and ended up in one of the campus theatres. The massive campus allows the school to really invest in it's real estate. I was not expecting the different religious centers and music halls.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: This is one of the biggest schools in California, and needless to say. The heat gets turned up and the women know how to dress. Beautiful ladies everywhere who are also brainiacs. All nationalities and sizes.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus life at USC is how you take it. There are plenty of student organizations for any kind of student. The facilities are dignified as well as state of the art and the campus food is surprisingly good. A large school with large organizations help the transition from small community college to a 4-year university. The dedication of our sports teams is also amazing as the entire school shows it's pride come game time.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: While there are students who do drugs casually, the majority do not. Even if people are surrounded by peers who do drugs, there is rarely any peer pressure in wanting others to follow. Everyone at SC is very open and accepting of people's morals. Drinking is a more popular activity to drugs at SC anyhow.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus Cruiser is a wonderful idea however it is restricted to only a small area directly outside of campus and takes a very long time (longer than it says it will) to pick up students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As far as campus housing goes, I believe USC has a very solid housing program. A variety of dorm types are offered as options, the facilities are nice, and the communal living experience allows students to get to know their peers well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: THe places around campus are good we got a lot of options. But we need more. After a while you get sick of the same thing.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Almost all of our sports are the best teams in the nation, and the whole school goes to almost all of the sporting events, from Tennis, to Diving, to Football etc. It's a very athletically proud school.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Trains and buses are convenient. Taxis are harder to come by.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many chain restaurants and original restaurants to satisfy your interests.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Low financial aid and scholarships are hard to find.

5 College Junior

Weather: Southern California's weather is lovely and this enhances campus experience. In winter, summer, spring or fall one can enjoy the campus grounds and soak up some sun.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is great diversity and acceptance by staff and faculty alike of ethnic racial, economic background, political beliefs, religion and sexual orientation. This is evidenced by the clubs and groups representing each group.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Student Life is great. Most students are friendly and helpful. It makes the experience great and one builds great connections

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is very expensive. Suggest taking public transportation or living close to campus

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is great. So Cal if known for its summers and beaches near by

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: USC is located downtown L.A and infamous for its diverse cultures. Campus is walking distance from many local restaurants which include Mexican restaurants, Salvadorian, Honduran and many other Latin American Cultures. The night life is great; LA Live one of the biggest attractions and close to the Staples Center.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Wet campus. Lots of parties. Drugs very rarely shown, but alcohol is very prominent all the time.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC is in a pretty run down part of downtown LA. DPS keeps the place very secure and protected though. Just be smart and don't go out alone at night.

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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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