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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: One of the major cons of living off campus is the safety issues. Since USC has built a wall around its campus, it seems like they are distancing themselves from the community instead of supporting it. This can be felt throughout the bordering communities.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: On campus stuff is pretty expensive for what you get.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of chain things, but we are really close to downtown which has a lot of options.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Finding a way to pay for school is the greatest stress in my life I currently have.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The white/fraternity population has a strong presence but a further look at the students will show you we're really diverse.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I've been born and raised in LA and I enjoy its vast diversity in so many aspects. Except for its consistently low feeling of safety.

5 College Junior

Athletics: USC football is truly king on campus. Some are not into it, but it really brings together many different students.

4 College Junior

Administration: Administration is pretty laid back for the most part.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Seems fun for people that go. I personally haven't partied much.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy my major because I enjoy the subject. It does come with a lot of lab sciences, which can be challenging and time consuming but I think it's worth it.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are really fun. They are generally pretty big on the row with lots of dancing.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing is very expensive. Quality not worth the cost, but most don't want to live on campus after freshman year so do it anyways.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There are DPS officers constantly patrolling and the whole campus is gated and shut off from 9 at night to 5am.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Really close to Downtown LA, there you can find sports events, theaters, shopping, and restaurants.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the places on Figueroa are fast food, but because of that they are very affordable.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: It's my first year, so I'm not that focused on my major yet. So far the work load is pretty heavy.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They gave me the financial aid I needed. If I had questions, the people in the financial aid office were very helpful. My only issue was being on hold for over a half hour.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms can be absolutely amazing. New/North is the most social, but not exactly the nicest amenities. Definitely the place you want to live though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive living, but very nice amenities and many options.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many places to eat in Downtown LA and anywhere off campus.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties take place on the row and are awesome. You can pretty much find something to do every night but the big nights are thursdays - saturdays.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The area south of campus is not the best location but Downtown LA is absolutely amazing and there is so much to do in the LA area.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Although the campus center has many great options to eat, the dining halls have many options but not very good food in general.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Beautiful. Everything about student life on campus is amazing. Everyone is so kind and the campus is beautiful with lots of places to go and hang out.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at school are amazing, football season is the best.

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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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