College Junior 2012-09-04T19:10:46Z
USC is like any other state university. There are Greek functions but unless one is really in tune with those types of groups they don't even notice them. I can say that at USC the Greeks and the Trojans, of course, go hand in hand, but if you're not into sports nobody crucifies you for it.
College Junior 2012-09-04T19:08:28Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I do not live on campus but the times I have been on campus there was good security and there seemed to be no problems.
College Junior 2012-09-04T19:07:27Z
Readily Available – Professors are available regarding questions about assignments or grades and are easily reachable as well.
College Junior 2012-08-31T22:03:15Z
All Around Awesome – Other than an overwhelming amount of snobby people, USC is a great place to go for your undergraduate career.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:54:10Z
Many Options – Any student can apply to and be accepted to the major of their choice. There is a wide range of majors available and the only school that can be difficult to be accepted to is the School of Cinematic Arts.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:36:12Z
What Police Force? The atmosphere at USC seems to encourage underage drinking. On game day, thousands of young students can be found participating in heated games of beer pong in the presence of a few careless security guards. Thursday nights on the Row are even more extreme in this regard. Without any police force or security to enforce drinking laws, many students take advantage of the free alcohol regardless of age.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:33:21Z
Downtown LA - It Speaks for Itself – Los Angeles is one of the most bustling metropolises in all of the United States. The options for cultural events, sports, shopping, and dining are unlimited.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:31:02Z
Many Options, Each Very Different – Students at USC have many options when it comes to choosing off-campus housing. If they choose to live in a USC-owned building, many of them share the same basic floor-plan. They are two bedroom apartments with a shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. These apartments vary in price but are more affordable than the non-university housing options such as University Gateway and StuHo apartments. These are luxury-style apartments with amenities not featured in university owned housing. However, the prices can be quite high.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:27:03Z
Drinking Over Drugs – Alcohol is virtually unlimited but drugs play a very minor role in campus life. Other than marijuana, the students at USC largely abstain from drug use.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:19:44Z
Research Opportunities Abound – The unique aspect of life at USC is the opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in research with faculty members. At other institutions, this option is largely delegated to graduate students. However, many undergrads at USC are offered a chance to perform research alongside leading members of the school faculty and professors.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:15:32Z
Health & Safety:
We Make Do – USC is located in downtown Los Angeles. Crime is a guarantee. However, the campus does its best to make sure that students feel safe. Security guards are posted 24/7 throughout school grounds and in most of the surrounding residential neighborhoods to the north and west of the main campus.
College Junior 2012-08-31T21:13:36Z
If you haven't heard of the Trojan football team, where have you been hiding? Athletics are the number two reason (behind academics) why so many students choose USC. The school is known for its infectious athletic spirit and its tendency to take football games at the Coliseum more seriously than the upcoming presidential election.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T05:17:26Z
Drugs Are Not Bad – It really depends on who you hang out with. Drugs are not an big issue to my knowledge.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T05:10:03Z
One of the best things are the internships. You don't have to do much. If you attend the School of Social Work, they will find them for you. That is awesome. Not every school is that engaging.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T05:04:48Z
Always Available – It's great to be in contact with your professors on a daily basis. You don't have to wait for their emails for days, if you have important homework to do. They'll answer your questions even after class and are not rushing out.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T04:59:08Z
USC is full of people from many different countries, races, ethnic backgrounds and religions. At first sight you might think there are a lot of "white" students here, but once you start to get to know these students you find out more about them, where they are from, why they choose USC and etc.
College Senior 2012-08-30T16:36:31Z
Very Confusing – Parking office is always packed, hard to get answers from.
College Senior 2012-08-30T16:35:28Z
Faculities (Social Work) – Great instructors, very enthusiastic and attentive to students. Very eager to teach.
College Senior 2012-08-30T16:30:14Z
Social Works – Social Works have a variety of interesting courses. Orientation provided a great beginning or immersion for students.
College Senior 2012-08-30T16:01:38Z
Plenty but expensive and overprice. Be careful with surrounding neighborhoods.
College Junior 2012-08-30T03:10:35Z
Health & Safety:
It's Standard College Food – The cafeterias aren't sparkling clean but what are you going to do about thousands of freshmen on their unlimited meal plans? The food places on campus are clean enough, the student center is packed all day but in the end it's reasonable clean.
Security is another issue altogether though, there's always news about shootings, you can hear sirens all day, the helicopters fluttering around at night, it's not particularly recommended to walk on your own (or perhaps even in twos) by yourself offcampus, which might become troublesome since there is only one year guaranteed oncampus housing.
College Junior 2012-08-30T03:06:01Z
No Flaws, Though in Limited Supply – This school is big. Like >20000 students big; so having a few buildings for computing isn't really that practical. However if you can get a seat in the library (which you can if you go in reasonable hours and not during cram sessions where people sit in front of the computers and proceed to use their own laptops because there aren't enough seats in the library!) the computers are fast, pretty up to date, want everything you want on it. The computing centers in the compsci building are slick too, Mac Pros with dual boot.
College Junior 2012-08-30T03:03:27Z
It's Los Angeles. It's hot. 70-90 the whole year. If you walk, you might break a sweat, but there's not a lot of variance. Rains about a week total the whole school year. Sunny or maybe cloudy. Casual clothing is a must.
College Junior 2012-08-30T02:57:00Z
It's in LA. There's a supermarket near campus so it's not paramount, but having a car would be beneficial if you can deal with the traffic. Buses go around the admittedly small campus (you can walk across campus in 15 minutes, but you only have <10 minutes between classes worst case scenario, so the buses won't do you good either since they have lots of stops, and you'll have to do research on the bus routes - I walk everywhere and it's fine. There are two metro stops near the edge of campus to get downtown, there's no USC discount for it however.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T01:54:23Z
it is nice to attend USC through the VAC program. it is nice to see people from different backgrounds and places.
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