Recent Alumnus 2013-02-13T04:50:15Z
If you're into drugs there are places to find what you're looking for but its also easy to have fun and go to parties where no alcohol or drugs are present. People are usually pretty nice about it and if you do or don't want to do anything, students usually are good about respecting your decisions (just like any school, it does depend on the people however)
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-13T04:44:04Z
Dining Halls like Parkside and EVK are not that great but there are some really awesome restaurants on campus (everything from California Pizza Kitchen to Starbucks to Ground Zero Performance Cafe-which has incredible milkshakes!). If you have to do dining halls pick Cafe 84 but be cognizant of what restaurants your meal plan covers.
College Senior 2013-02-12T05:43:35Z
Every class I have the students are all so different in many ways such as race, sexual orientation, and religion. Maybe it is just my major but everyone is very strong and holds their ground on their beliefs but they never cross the line of intolerance or ignorance.
College Junior 2013-02-11T15:36:25Z
Lots of options if you're willing to pay a small fortune (at least $800 a month for a shared room) and commit 6 months in advance. For all the money you do get some pretty nice facilities though. Unfortunately, living like a prince is basically your only option.
College Junior 2013-02-11T15:33:26Z
Like any school, there are good and bad professors and easy and hard classes. If you want to whiz by without doing any work that's possible, but you can also get a first rate education. Ive tailored my classes so that I work one on one with a professor every semester, and study in classes mostly fewer than 10 people, but if you want that kind of attention you have to be willing to put serious effort into your classes.
College Junior 2013-02-11T15:27:48Z
It's southern california. It's 75 degrees in january. Not to say you can't find the cold if you want it though, last semester I went to the beach in the morning and skiing in the evening.
College Sophomore 2013-02-10T22:02:57Z
Parkside has great food. But the other two dining halls are not that great. Not as much variety.
College Junior 2013-02-10T21:50:17Z
Public transportation, like the buses, Dash and Metro are convenient and pretty cheap, but they can be a little sketchy. Taxis are expensive but nice. USC provides campus cruiser to take students home at night within about a mile of campus, which is a super great program, but the wait can be a bit long on a weekend.
College Junior 2013-02-10T21:48:19Z
The food is great on campus, but the prices are not. The meal plans help a little, but them being mandatory for freshman is a pain and kind of a waste. The Campus Center and smaller cafes around campus are stellar though.
College Junior 2013-02-10T21:45:42Z
Los Angeles is an amazing city. While you can criticize it on the basis of safety, you can work around that and USC goes above and beyond (sometimes too far) in providing safety to its students. As far as activities go, we're within easy walking distance of both the California Science Center and the Natural History Museum, and both are free for USC students. And we're only a couple minutes from downtown and LA Live for your shopping and entertainment needs, or a half hour from Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.
College Junior 2013-02-09T23:06:36Z
Some of it is really good, but its also very expensive.
College Junior 2013-02-09T23:05:17Z
Academics are very strong. It's probably a notch down from the Ivy League. Very rigorous curriculum. Definitely a top 25 school in the country.
College Junior 2013-02-09T23:02:25Z
Social scene is awesome. There isn't another college in America that parties and works harder than USC.
College Junior 2013-02-09T22:59:06Z
Amazing facilities. Very accessible. Very clean campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-09T19:10:32Z
The campus itself is beautiful. There are a lot of green spaces and places to relax. The libraries are very nice on the inside and out. Doheney is our library that brings back memories of hogwarts. The campus center is only two years old and is a great place to hang out with friends or get some homework done. The gym is clean and has adequate equipment to work out, but is small compared to the amount of people that go there every day. I have also been pleased with the classrooms and lecture halls I've been in so far. Although this may not be a deciding factor in a college decision, the chairs are comfortable and rooms are high-tech.
College Junior 2013-02-07T03:41:35Z
Student life on campus is pretty vibrant. So much to do on a friday night. You can go to open mic nights at Ground Zero. Go to Tommy's Place to watch live shows or watch football games on saturday. Vision and Voices always has something to send students to go see and experience the arts and humanities of los angeles. The athletic center is pretty exclusive to the athletes but the gym at the Lyon center is what alot of people use to work out. The libaries are usually filled to the brim around finals but on a regular basis, it's a moderate number of students in there especially in Leavey. Conquest is every year and that is basically the USC v UCLA football game and that's a whole week of the rallies, the burning of the bruin, a concert/performance by a popular artist and of course, pranks. It's fun.
College Junior 2013-02-07T03:35:05Z
Guys & Girls:
The culture of students at USC is very go-getter, goal oriented, and network type of feel. Therefore that causes the students to be very one track minded, offstandish and often fake. I'm used to the atmosphere at my high school where everyone is hugging and saying hi to each other so when i first came here, and when i smiled at someone walking the opposite way, they would dart their eyes away or completely ignore you. However, there are some very rich and beautiful people here. The social life is revolved around parties around the row usually, with exceptions of people actually exploring the awesome parts of LA and this is a very HOOKUP culture.
College Junior 2013-02-07T03:28:17Z
You need a permit to park on campus or in the parking garages off campus, or in the apartment garages that are univerisity owned. It's less expensive the farther you park away from campus, but then the parking structure near jefferson is so far, that theres no point in parking because you can just basically make the 10 minute walk other places. The cheapest price i've heard so far is $200 a semester. DPS constantly checks for permits in parking lots, so if you dont buy one, expect to be ticketed.
College Junior 2013-02-07T03:23:51Z
When my friend doesn't have her computer with her, she is able to go to King Hall, or Salvatori to go and use their desktops. They are all macs, and are very efficient. And if you have problems with the laptops, ITS people are very helpful. Printing on campus is not that available in a lot of places. You either have to be a part of the Annenberg school to get access to printers, go to the black student union or El Centro Chicano in the UUC for free printing. Other than that you have to pay .10 cents per page at Leavey Library which only takes discretionary dollars on your ID card. If you dont have money on your card, SOL.
College Junior 2013-02-07T03:18:24Z
Even though all the attention goes towards the yearly football season, overall the athletic program is really good. The women's lacrosse team is doing really good this season and the mens volleyball team is currently number one in the nation.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T20:41:30Z
The "row" of fraternities and sororities is very popular and many special interest fraternities are available.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T20:38:50Z
The facilities at USC are excellent. The libraries and athletic facilities are easy to access and there are many fun campus events and traditions.
College Sophomore 2013-02-06T20:36:27Z
There are a lot of white people on campus, but many other races and religions are well represented.
College Senior 2013-02-06T01:33:53Z
Los Angeles is a dynamic city. It is a place where diversity and new ideas are welcomed and encouraged. University of Southern California (USC) is situated in an area where the neighboring cities love the Trojan family and aspire to create a welcoming environment for the USC students, alumni, and staff. USC is located near many attractions, such as Downtown Los Angeles, Rodeo Drive, LA Live, and Staples Center. Students are able to grow and succeed, through the various opportunities provided by the central location of USC. GO TROJANS!
College Senior 2013-02-06T00:30:34Z
Everything is close by already, but there are plenty of transportation options available. The University bus system provides constant transportion on campus and to surrounding off-campus areas. Campus Cruiser offers free private taxi service around the clock and USC has contracts with many local companies to provide good deals to students wherever they wish to go.
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