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Reviews 3072 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Don't have a car yet, but the price is affordable and there are usually some spots

3 College Freshman

Academics: Classroom is nice, most professors are dedicated

4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of students take my major, there are lots of resources for business students and career options

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Very inconvenient without a car, there are some dining but not quality food

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Nice and new but not big enough

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Lots of clubs and associations but lack famous lecture series

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots around the row where the frats are.

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4 College Senior

Administration: This school aims for success.

4 College Senior

Diversity: This campus is very diverse.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love this college, but I would try to find financial help before i apply next time.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are places available to eat for commuters.

3 College Senior

Technology: sometimes all the computers are unavailable in the library.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Its hard to find an affordable apartment near the campus since the school is so expensive.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: They do not offer as many financial help in the social work department.

5 College Senior

Academics: They offer support and study hours. Very accessible.

4 College Senior

Academics: Some professors should be more engaged in the lectures.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Staff is very helpful and really seems to want students to succeed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: Very good professors - really knowledgable and reasonable.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Transportation: No public transportation in LA, the rumors are true. (except the bus but it's awful and somewhat scary)

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4 College Junior

Technology: It gets busy so you really should bring your own computer, but there are many and various computers available to students in the libraries.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although it has its problems, USC is the best school for the well rounded student. Olympic level athleticism meets graduate level academics and first rate arts.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Although at one point it was rather limited, it gets better every year, and with three meal halls now on campus you can usually alway find something you like. A bit expensive, but good quality, especially in terms of service.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Frat houses are good, but exclusive. Other USC parties are frequent enough, but hit or miss, and there is only one bar off campus which has long lines and is extremely classless. However, if you really look for a good scene you can find one either in greek life or neighborhood parties.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of chain restaurants. Good for late night options, and there are a few gems if you can find them, but generally food is pretty repetitive and cheap.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Gets shut down a lot, but when they're open they go all out on parties. This year one frat threw a party that cost $50,000 for one night. However, if you're in, you're all in, and if you're not, you'll probably never see the inside of a frat house. Very exclusive.

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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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