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Reviews 2609 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It's clear and sunny most of the time. Cool weather

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls arent the best but its pretty good food. It gets repetitive over the semester but the Campus Center offers good options if you have dining dollars

3 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty lenient on anything you want to do as long as you're smart about it. But, if you are obvious about it then yeah you will get caught and busted because its their job

4 College Junior

Majors: Very big selection with the chance to add minors and even create your own major that deals with all the areas you are interested in

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I like that there are multicultural greek orgs at our campus and that there is a diverse group of which to choose from but sometimes there is a negative view of greeks because of past events.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: there are a lot of choices even though most dorms are very similar. They make a great effort to accommodate anyone who needs hosing, although it is a little overpriced. But safety is a priority.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining isn't anything special, you have to go a few miles for anything too high end. Lots of college kid grub though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life is very vibrant. From concerts to sporting events, there is always something SC sponsored to do.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm absolutely happy with my program, I believe it to be an innovative way to prepare a student for a career in the music industry. It creates flexible, dynamic, whole musicians who are capable in a number of different musical fields.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is almost impossible if you don't have a permit. Permits are very expensive. If you have to find parking, you'll probably have to pay for it and end up getting ticketed.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm an English major and I haven't really felt that I've received necessary support or guidance for such a relatively unpopular major.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There's a ton to do in LA and a lot of opportunities for USC students to get involved in the surrounding community and to find a job nearby. There's always something fun to do, provided you have money to spend.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't personally felt unsafe but as a freshman I have already heard about and been notified concerning several incidents involving theft, assault and one shooting.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletes are treated incredibly well but at a disadvantage to non-athlete students with services like free tutoring.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: They tend to be legacy scholarships or freshmen-only. It is difficult to obtain anything as a transfer or continuing student.

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1 College Senior

Technology: I am pretty sure only one library has computers and the number is far too few for the amount of students wishing to use them.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Zip cars, enterprise rentals, free usc shuttles, campus cruiser. . . so much variety!

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Lacking consistency: some are newly remodeled, others verge on dilapidated. All overpriced. Not enough spaces to accommodate student body. lacking A/C in many units.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Very Diverse – USC is amazingly diverse--people from all over the world, of so many ages and socio-economic backgrounds. I am a non-traditional (i.e. older), severely low-income student but I feel comfortable here since there are other people like me. Sure, there are the spoiled kids, but they are at any school.

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4 College Senior

Administration: Tough but Fair – Security is everywhere, which is something I feel is a plus here at USC given its location. Parking of cars and bikes is very strictly enforced. Drug use and underage drinking are dealt with quickly and fairly (as in, don't do it or you will suffer the consequences for breaking the rules).

1 College Student

Administration: If a student recieves a D in any course they are subject to retake it if there future strives as a college applyer.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Pretty decent variety of people and diversity at this school, always keeping it interesting.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not the best, but not the worst. Some don't have AC.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: I love that my school is a traditional school. The school pride that everyone contains is amazing. Almost everyone participates in rival week and it's pretty amazing. We had a ferris wheel, a bruin bear bonfire, fireworks, etc. The works. Hands down the school pride is truly great.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You are located in a Major city, there is crime, and you often receive notices about some incident, but the campus safety and LAPD work diligently to make sure USC students are safe.


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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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