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5 College Freshman

Academics: I still havent taken classes for my major, however, as an International relations major, the programs available have been astonishing. So many opportunities to exercise what we learn.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Being a non-vegan/vegetarian and having no religious preferences, I must say I find the food options plentiful. No organic choices, though. And it can get a little greasy.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not part of Greek life. They tend to be pretty shallow to me.. I don't need a clique of girls to make my connections.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Soo... It doesn't snow.. To me, that warrants an 'It's the best'

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I can't really say much seeing as I don't own a car.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The USC campus has clear rules and regulations but honestly, as long as one is clever about their mischief, one can get away with a lot. I walk through one too many clouds of weed-heavy air in my residence hall's corridors.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Attending USC is one of the best decisions I have made, and I am only a first semester freshman! So excited for the next three and a half years.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: A taxis is always the best bet because we do not have cars being that the majority of us are first year students.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Again, being Los Angeles there are an endless variety of vegan and vegetarian options for individuals to choose from.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: This is Los Angeles...so a lot of people smoke weed. Personally, it's not for me, but it definitely has a strong presence on campus.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You don't need a car unless you are trying to engage in additional social activities.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Social life is whatever you make it. You can hookup, be in a relationship, or none of the above. No pressure.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again, we are the University of Southern California. Any Greek life you have seen in the movies, is based off of my school.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are computers available, however, they are often being used. I have my own personal laptop which makes it easy to use.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: We live in LA baby! Beverly Hills, Hollywood, all of the best places in the country are right around the corner!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally have several fixtures within my dorm room that have yet to be fixed...

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are the University of Southern California. Football.is.life. Nothing more to say about that. FIGHT ON!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: My experience with the health center has not been stellar, however, I do feel extremely safe traveling alone on campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I feel that the campus strictness is acceptable, particularly because of the location and past history of events of the campus.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: LA is a driver's city, if you don't have a car it's possible to get around but either very time-consuming (metro) or expensive (cabs, Uber, zip).

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a ton of options here - the biggest problem is no In-N-Out.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is very very big at USC. It's also competitive so if you're planning on rushing, come prepared. That being said, Greek life at USC is a lot of fun - sometimes a little overbearing, but generally awesome.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most of USC's nightlife is on Greek Row - a great time for girls and frat brothers. Some actually incredible parties happen every weekend. Other off campus nightlife just isn't as good unfortunately.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are three dining halls all of which are very similar in variety and quality. Most students are relatively pleased with the food but there are times when the quality dips. There is one late-night spot that students go to for snacks and coffee. Overall, we don't have very great food. The prices are edging on affordable, but most students try to opt-out of dining plans if they can because it's always cheaper to buy groceries.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice selection of ethnic cuisine as well as fast food options. Student discounts are available at most places, even those that are family-run. Subway is the way to go for most students is the most popular place to eat. Spudnuts is a 24/7 breakfast and doughnut shop that is very popular. Check out and delivery is available at late nights but is expensive.

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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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