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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in new north. I love it because it is right near all the classes and practice rooms and EVK. But my RA literally does nothing so we're on our own. And everyone is gone partying most the time, which I don't do, so I'm mostly just friendly acquaintances with people here. Also, I'm on the side of new north that gets woken up every morning by trucks delivering food to EVK.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: EVK breakfast and EVK staff are the best. Sometimes they have bad days with food, but for the most part there is something good to eat.

5 College Freshman

Academics: All my teachers are super smart and I've learned so much in every class I've taken

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: lots of tailgates and pregame drinking on game day

5 College Freshman

Local Area: best city in the world

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Best of the best, but it doesn't rule campus life

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: DPS cracks down too much on the parties

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Too much fast food and not enough real food

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There is a lot of merit-based aid available, but they leave some need-based people out to dry.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There is definitely a mediocre feel to everything that is on-campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Gamedays are the best days of the year. The Trojan Family truly comes together those days.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: All depends where you live. Usually you have to trade social for spaciousness - your choice. But only freshmen live on campus. Then it's either apartments or Greek houses.

3 College Junior

Administration: DPS can sometimes hinder the amount of underage drinking, trying to get it off the row but that only puts students in more danger by drinking in less public places with less supervision.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the new residential building house new options, but other options aren't as exciting - McDonald's, Taco Bell, etc. Services that deliver food from around LA are very popular

4 College Junior

Majors: Each major and school has different criteria.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a ton of course options at USC, and they highly encourage taking classes outside your major. In the business school, professors have been a hit or miss. Some are there simply to teach and that's it, but others truly want to get to know you and develop a personal relationship that lasts after the class ends.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls aren't great, but Campus Center offers a great selection of options--healthy and not. Nekter Juice Bar has been a nice addition.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Scholarships are extremely hard to get with so many students. But if you are persistent with financial aid and appeal their original offer if it does not work, they are willing to increase the amount.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Department of Public Safety has a strong connection to LAPD. Recently USC has increased the amount of security officers on almost every street corner around USC, making us feel safer at night.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: everything is close by and easily accessible.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: many places with varying degrees of comfort.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many food trucks across the street and dining areas within walking distance

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is an entire block dedicated to greek life

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Be persistent about applying to scholarships!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Extremely expensive but very well patrolled.

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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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