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Reviews 2651 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great University and Graduate Program – I have really enjoyed my time at USC. I found it easy to become involved on campus. I really love the staff. The students and staff have always been welcoming and helpful.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Good Food – I think that the hospital cafeteria is good. There are also food trucks. Also their is a starbucks and an einsteins bagels.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Amazing Student Teacher and Advisor Relationships – The student to teacher relationship is very low and you get personalized attention from your teachers and academic advisors. They actually care and will guide you on the path to success and help you achieve your personal goals.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: USC offers wireless internet throughout the entire campus and it extends to the off campus university owned housing. It's relatively fast which is great! You can also reserve computer space in the libraries

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Expensive or Hard to Find – It's convenient to part on campus if you have $10 a day or pay for a parking pass. You can park in the surround neighborhoods but you may have to walk a considerable amount to get to your classes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely Cautious Security Due to High Crime Area – Blue light phones everywhere and top security 24/7

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At USC, you really do feel at home. It is such an indescribable feeling knowing you are a part of the Trojan Family. From the tailgating and the phenomenal football games to amazing speakers (including president Barrack Obama) and lifetime friends, USC has it all. I find myself calling USC home rather than my actual hometown! Everyone is serious about their education and futures, while knowing how to have fun and be social. Ask anyone that attends this school. It is perfect.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: USC has several libraries and labs that allow students to access wifi and their choice of mac or windows computers. Students especially appreciate the 24 hour/day Leavey Library access.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: USC has plenty of parking structures around campus and are currently building more. Walking anywhere across campus will take you 15 minutes or less so it is reasonable to park on one side of campus and walk to the other in a short amount of time!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Hundreds of Fun Parties, ONE Local Bar. I'd say USC is one of the more lively universities when it comes to fraternity/house parties. Dozens of houses throw parties every thursday/saturday night. I've been to each of the frat parties and the ones I enjoy most are at ATO, Lambda and AEPi. If you're looking for close-by bars to drink away your troubles or have a good time, sadly there is only 1 bar (The 901) that is within walking distance from USC. Otherwise its a 5 minute bus ride to L.A. Live downtown.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Way Too Many Greeks – There is too much an emphasis on Greek life. It is the salient way of life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: There Are Good Internships – USC prides itself on internship opportunities within the alum network.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It Is Very Solid – I like the way that you are able to speak with professors

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Good Breadth – I think that there is ample room for growth and development

5 College Junior

Campus Food: All of the food on campus is delicious. Be careful with the baked goods. I gained 15 pounds my first semester

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5 College Junior

Technology: I never have to wait to use a computer at any library

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus and onmcampus housing prices are about the same price when you have a room mate. Prices are slighly higher when you live in a single or studio.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Expensive and Packed – The parking is outrageously overpriced. And it is overcrowded.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking/ Casual Drug Use – Being California, there is a decent amount of weed constantly circulating around. And for the wealthier and crazier, harder drugs are available. But no one is ever pushy, and you definitely won't see or be exposed to anything that you don't want.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone's HOT – USC was just ranked Number 1 for University with the hottest girls. And the guys aren't far behind. Everyone's well dressed, everyone's fit, and there are attractive students around every corner.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: USC wants to help you. I'm an applied mathematics major and I have found the workload challenging but manageable. It's really balanced.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: What You Need – Most people don't use the labs too much. Being USC, everyone has their own computer. But the labs are loaded up with everything that you could need to get your work done.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: You Get What You Pay for – The academics at USC are highly rated, and rightfully so. Unless you're in the business school, most classes have 20-35 students which really allows you to get to know your professor and establish a good relationship with them. Professors are super easy to access and almost always willing to help. Its pretty easy to get the classes that you want during registration, especially if you're coming in with credits already. USC is very accommodating and truly wants to help students thrive and succeed.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love My School. I am a proud Trojan. From the football games (in which we dominate) to the academics (in which we also dominate) to the nightlife and culture, USC is the best. I have made some of the best friends I will ever have during my time at this university, and I know that I will leave feeling prepared for the real world. USC is an arrogant nation, but rightly so. It's impossible to attend and not feel a sense of pride in your school. If I had to choose all over again, it'd be USC for me again.

5 College Junior

Academics: Really Great Professors – The professors at USC are the best in their fields. Even in the arts/film/theatre schools, the professors are usually still working in their fields with the best of them. I have had acting professors who have won awards for what they do in the real world, and their experience is beyond valuable in the classroom.

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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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