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Reviews 2651 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Be persistent about applying to scholarships!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Extremely expensive but very well patrolled.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The 2 guests per dorm is awful and no fun

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got most of it covered but not enough for my housing

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Parking permit prices are ridiculous

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't experienced the college life, I don't have the funds to live there

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i dont live there too expensive

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: top party school in nature

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: great rooms and great people

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: there are lots of stuff to do: staples center, l.a. live, downtown la, koreatown, hollywood, the beaches along the coast. downside is the environment and neighborhood USC is located in.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: USC is super expensive, 65k/year. but they do give a good amount, IF your family is near the poverty level. if rich enough, they won't give you as much..

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: there are handsome men and beautiful young women here at USC. not to say that means they're not intelligent, for we are known to excel in both studying and socializing outside of studies and partaking in extracurriculars.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: parkside is the best dininghall, then cafe 84, then evk. though there are some days each dininghall can be off.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: hate the rules about skateboards and bikes from 10AM-2PM

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: very convenient and cost depends on where you stay

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: its tough to deal with

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: there can be very costly rooms and high demands as it is in LA

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: USC security has drastically increased over the past few years due to criminal activity. things have gotten better but could be even better.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: some places may be too pricey for students, but they're nonetheless tasty and healthy if you choose so.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I have never experienced a more energetic and athletics-oriented campus!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: beautiful campus, lots of study spots and libraries, fountains, and outdoor space; the constant construction can be a burden and annoying

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of partying if thats what you are looking for

4 College Sophomore

Majors: many career fairs and networking opportunity to attend based on your own available and schedule; feel a lot of pressure to get an internship early; a lot of opportunity to help with research

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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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