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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC is definitely one of those schools where you'll constantly be busy. It's a connective school and you'll have so many opportunities for anything you're looking for.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A bit superficial but great for meeting people.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Being active is a huge part of the culture.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people around me are ambitious and inspire me.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Best night life i've been to is easily the city of LA

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is absolutely insane, all our parties are ragers

5 College Freshman

Academics: I wouldn't have picked any other school academically the trojan family is insane

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is an unbelievable amount of diversity but also unfortunately racism

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol consumption is fairly high but it is somewhat invisible if you want it to be.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am thrilled to be studying at USC. It was always my dream university and now that dream has come true. I am greatly benefiting from learning and socializing. I have wonderful teachers, the campus is diverse and safe so it makes me feel at home. I am confident that I will have a great future in my business management field by studying at USC.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is a lot of security on and around campus. However, being near a poor neighborhood, the crime is noticeable. Usually common cases are stolen bikes but more severe crimes are quite noticeable. Walking alone on campus is fine, but if going off campus, walk in a group or take a campus cruiser (USC's version of an uber).

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: They have everything for everyone. USC is obviously known for its football team but it has pretty much any sport out there, even cultural ones. Clubs range from triathlons to rowing and even shinkendo. The choices are so numerous, it's rather overwhelming.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If anything, this school has given me a chance to be reborn. A new live, incredibly social yet academically successful. There are so many great opportunities that even can just be stumbled upon by being active in the school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Be ready to get sick all the time and occasionally be annoyed by your loud neighbors, but this will be the ultimate college dorm experience if that's what you want.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football, basketball, volleyball, we've pretty much got it all.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're into Greek life, this is the place to be. If not, there's plenty of other clubs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are great and generally so are professors (except for math professors, who are pretty terrible). Only problem is getting to know your teacher in big lectures.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Like they say-Trojan Family. You'll have connections anywhere you go.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a Fraternity, but a lot of people in my dorm floor are. I unfortunately did not get any bids but I do plan on rushing again next semester. Finding a fraternity can be difficult, but I still want to try.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: This school is great for the varsity athletes since this is one of the most premier Division I programs in the country. The athletic facilities are state of the art for the varsity athletes, but unfortunately for a regular student like me, we only have the Lyon Center to use, which is very old and outdated. The USC Village will be opening up with a much improved gym, but that will not be until my senior year.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very expensive and you can get just as a good education at UCLA and Berkeley for more than half the price, but the thing that separates USC from UCLA and Berkeley is the Trojan family. Being a private school, USC's Trojan family makes it very easy to find a job/internship. Even though the school is so huge, class sizes are very small except for GE lectures, and it is way easier to get the classes you need compared to UCLA and Berkeley. This school is totally worth to go to despite the price tag. In fact a lot of students in my dorm floor have scholarships/financial aid.

Sometimes making friends can be very hard (especially for me since I'm a Spring Admit), but I got lucky and got a very social dorm through Housing Reassignment.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC is very safe. I'm comfortable walking around at night and i have never had troubles getting where i need to be. USC also offers tons of amenities to get you where you need to be for FREE. There are always guards in a 2 mile radius of campus. There are never great concerns

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC has so many fun courses. There are tons to choose from and several options for a minor and major. It is hard sometimes to get your top elective classes, but you always end up getting your core classes. USC is the absolute best no doubt.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It seems as though USC alumni are everywhere. People who graduate from USC always get jobs. There are job opportunities and internships for very field around the world, even on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As long as you have a good roommate it's an amazing experience. However, i suggest moving off campus second year.

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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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