College Junior 2013-04-30T02:14:38Z
Health & Safety:
Although USC is not located in the best neighborhood, I do think they have made considerable efforts to make students feel safe. I have noticed an increase in police presence, but I still do not feel safe enough to walk alone at night.
College Senior 2013-04-29T07:22:55Z
USC has a large fan base in Southern California, and USC gear can be seen on several people everyday. Of course football is a big thing
College Senior 2013-04-29T07:11:32Z
There is so much to see and do in the Los Angeles area and surrounding areas. California has many places within reach, as well as other states near by, to include Nevada's Las Vegas.
College Senior 2013-04-29T07:08:29Z
Take your time and put in all information you can to show how well rounded you are. Answer all the questions, optional or not, and be sure to include anything you have done as volunteer or community involvement.
College Senior 2013-04-29T07:00:42Z
Way better than in a freezing place with lots of snow! Decent weather year round.
College Junior 2013-04-24T18:33:28Z
The Greek Life is awesome, if you are looking for a good sorority or fraternity experience come here. All the sorority houses are incredible with amazing food and the fraternities have sick parties every thursday night at the least. If you ever want to party you can always find something going on.
College Senior 2013-04-22T13:56:59Z
There are computers available in many of the libraries around campus. These get crowded during exam times, but at any other time are pretty available. There is wireless available in and around campus for laptops.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-17T18:13:08Z
I chose USC because of its small class sizes. Classes average about 26 students, however there are some courses where, such as general bio and chem where you will find your self in an auditorium of about 100 students. For these general science classes, you will also be enrolled in a lab of about 20 and/or a discussion section with 20 students. Science courses such as Bio offer SI (supplemental instruction) in the evenings from students who have passed the class with an A. Take advantage of it!!! It helps! There are so many resources available to students. Professors are open to meeting with students to talk about interests, coursework, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-17T18:08:08Z
The Trojan Family and Trojan network is amazing! School spirit and fan support is high! The highlight sport at USC is football! Students get discounted tickets!
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-17T18:00:51Z
I majored in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HP) and was also a pre-med. While the workload of the HP courses was manageable (mainly reading, papers, presentations, small group work, etc) my pre-med science courses were the heaviest load. There is a variety of courses within the major to satisfy the interests of HP students. While research opportunities were abundant (with your professors if you so choose or you can do your own) while I was in schools, intership opportunities were non-existent. Depending on your career goals, HP may or may not be a great stepping stone into a career directly from undergrad. It's more for students who know they will be going on to graduate school afterwards. There is an opportunity to do a progressive degree in public health or others if you so choose (cutting your grad school time down by at least a year).
Recent Alumnus 2013-04-17T17:53:17Z
There are a variety of computers available for your use on campus, PCs and MACs, that have a variety of programs to use for various courses. During the course of the semester, the wait for a computer ranges from no wait to very short. Printing is done via your USC ID card, which you load with money via your myUSC portal. During crunch time, eg midterms and finals, you would benefit by having your own computer with you if you choose to study in the library (Doheny) and space becomes limited. Connecting to the WiFi is easy on campus and the speed is great.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:28:43Z
There are metro stops right across the street from campus. It's pretty cheap and easy to use to get around the city and to other cities in the area. There's also campus cruiser to take you around very locally.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:26:56Z
There are three dining halls which are part of the typical Freshman meal plan. They have some gourmet options but not a lot for picky eaters. Also while they have some vegetarian and gluten-free options, they don't really have things that are lower fat or fat free.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:25:22Z
I'm in the BA Theatre program through the school of Dramatic Arts. I enjoy the program but the downside is you don't even have to take acting every semester. More of an emphasis is placed on the BFA program instead.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:20:53Z
Sports (especially football) are huge at USC. There's a ton of school spirit and loyalty. We have a great facility for the athletes to use, as well as the gym, field, track, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-04-16T23:11:26Z
There are some typical fast food places as well as some build-your-own types but they can be pricey.
College Sophomore 2013-04-14T23:49:26Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe, but some campus security don't care about whether or not some people aren't students at night while some are on top of it. You definitely should keep your door locked and you shouldn't be leaving things lying around for any period of time.
College Sophomore 2013-04-14T23:47:28Z
Generally the nightlife is for 21+, but often times 21 and under still can have a good time. House parties and frat houses are always welcoming for girls. I personally have not been to any clubs or bars yet so I don't know about that, but transportation is nice. USC has campus cruiser running at night.
College Sophomore 2013-04-14T23:44:15Z
Parking is relatively easy with the parking structures, but the fact that the costs are so expensive to have a car here, many students decide not to keep a car on campus. Plus the process to get a permit and how to get to certain parking lot and a certain time is nightmarish.
College Freshman 2013-04-10T22:47:24Z
I knew already that one phone call could get me financial aid to get me part way through school. Calling on a regular basis can be nothing but helpful for you to learn more ways to get more help. I just recently asked for extra help and i was led to all kinds of scholarships that could give extra free help.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:45:28Z
LA has a bus system and a train system that consists of many routes that can take you all over Southern California. There is a train station right at USC so students can easily hop on the train and explore the city. Travelling without a car is highly manageable at USC
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:41:26Z
I'm an electrical engineering major, and so far my experience has been fairly positive. My professors are accessible, my TAs are generally helpful, and many resources (writing center, math center, supplementary instruction sessions) are maintained to help students succeed in their academics. Some of the professors were less than adequate in their teaching skills, but there were always other opportunities to find assistance from others to succeed.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:38:35Z
There are many options at USC to pursue your academic endeavors. Study abroad, research positions, and a wide variety of majors allows you to explore your studies in many ways. In addition, USC's location in Los Angeles opens the door to many internships, connections, and opportunities that comes with being in a global city.
College Sophomore 2013-04-10T21:35:32Z
Los Angeles has many delicious restaurant options to eat. Right off campus, there is the University Village which has 21 choices and Starbucks. There is also Chick Fil-A, Quiznos, Pizza Studio, Cold Stone Creamery, Built Burgers, and more. Little Tokyo and Koreatown are a short metro ride away, opening up many more options of Asian food. Being in Los Angeles, USC has many varieties of off campus food to eat.
College Junior 2013-04-03T20:54:18Z
Classics is the best major ever. Anyone who likes literature, philosophy, history etc. will find a home there. Classes are extremely small, sometimes down to two or three person classes working with a professor, and you can largely structure the major to meet your interests, and easily double major.
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