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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: EVK is to be avoided if at all possible; it is usually the worst dining hall on campus. The best is Parkside.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Fluor specifically, which is one of the most desired dorms on campus. This dorm has 8-person suites with a shared bathroom and a kitchenette. Anyone considering living in either Fluor or Webb should also be aware that the dining hall (Cafe 84) is closed on weekends and holidays, requiring you to bike/walk across campus to eat on those days. While a minor inconvenience, it is something to be aware of.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So close to so many ethnic foods.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not bad, they are pretty nice.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Administration: Plenty of ways to get around.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Expensive on campus, hard to find off.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not really the type, but it's huge here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: EVK is alright and the food is always better on parents weekend. Plus, EVKitty!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked living on campus. The apartments are way better than the freshman dorms.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's LA. Everybody loves coming here for LA and going into town, but it's not always safe

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Not sure if I'm supposed to do health and safety or describing the academics

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault at frat parties is a covered-up problem, and neighborhood crime is very impactful on life.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academically it's perfect, a lot of the people are great. It's just too dominated by wealth and exclusion.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and classes are generally great, and class sizes are usually quite reasonable.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC degrees are pretty hard to argue with, and everybody knows it.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is extremely expensive and some frats haze fairly badly. All frats are extremely exclusive and hostile towards other guys and creepy towards women.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Parkside is great

Cafe 84 is usually good, although it feels a bit stocked with MSG

People literally get sick sometimes for no reason after eating at EVK, wouldn't go there for $10 (and I'm not that picky).

Gluten free people have options, particularly with Parkside, but it's not ideal

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are extremely attractive and image-obsessed. There aren't really relationships, mostly just hookup culture.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I don't really know because I don't live on campus but it seems pretty fine.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Why does our basketball team blow? It's a shame. At least football is good.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't a ton of house parties but there are enough. There are lots of frat parties but they are exclusive and fairly unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus now. Off-campus living is overly expensive and can be dangerous.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academically it's challenging but everything I wanted. You get opportunities as soon as college starts and all my classes interest me.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: People are accepting because no one notices anyone other than themselves

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: beautiful campus. always under construction though

1 person found this useful Report
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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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