University of Southern California

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  • Health Care at USC

    May 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good coverage for many situations
    Cons: You'll wait, wait, wait. Privacy not respected.

    Summary: Imagine this scenario: you have returned early from a summer trip to Europe because you have been vomiting for a week. You feel dehydrated and dizzy. Your mom (YES-your mom) has brought you in to the health care clinic at your university to be ... read more

  • Save your money and go elsewhere

    Mar 9, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: first-rate facilities
    picturesque campus
    Cons: mediocre instruction
    expensive tuition and other costs
    poor career placement

    Summary:    When I was an undergraduate and applying to grad schools, I asked one of my professors to write a recommendation to USC.  He gladly agreed, since I was one of his best students.  He did offer one bit of advice with the ... read more

  • Transfer student experience

    Apr 29, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good teachers, major classes enjoyable, good reputation
    Cons: expensive, very unsafe area, unhelpful and disrespectful staff, discriminatory towards transfers.

    Summary: I transfered to USC with all my GE classes finished. However, when I started my first semester there, I found out that they refused to accept most of my transfer work towards the GE requirements. It took me two years of petitions to finally get them to ... read more

  • World Class Education with World Class Debt

    Jun 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Solid academics. Well known in California. Wide choice of majors.
    Cons: Expensive. Administration is not helpful. Rough neighborhood.

    Summary: USC prides itself with having a world class education with the finest professors and innovative curriculum. The university has a rich heritage, fine sports programs, and vibrant social scene. It is one of the top private schools in California. The ... read more

  • Honest Review From A Trojan Who Transferred Out

    Oct 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful campus, even more beautiful students, intelligent and personable professors
    Cons: shallow students, bad location, terrible Engineering, Architecture, and Fine Arts majors, exorbitantly expensive

    Summary: Hi there! I'm a former Trojan who transferred out after a year (2003). In this review, I'll discuss every aspect of USC, from Academics to Social Life. ADMISSIONS First of all, let's talk about admissions. Getting into USC has gotten harder and ... read more

  • USC is Definitely Interesting...

    Aug 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great weather, qualified faculty, safe, plenty of activities to partake in.
    Cons: 'printing charges', tough to find a place to live, chaotic if new...

    Summary: When I found out I was accepted into USC as a graduate student I was excited-after all, I had hea ... read more

  • A community college transfer student experience at the USC accounting school

    Jul 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great financial aid, small classes, professors, network connections, diversity, athletics, prestige, housing for transfers
    Cons: EXPENSIVE, Greeks and worthless majors , ignorant students, surrounding area, on-campus food, transfer student opportunities

    Summary: Hi, Thanks for checking out my review =). Well, my name is Mark and I transferred from De Anza C ... read more

  • USC: Nowhere Else I’d Rather Be

    Mar 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Diversity, friendly faculty, beautiful campus, generous financial aid, nice weather- LA, baby!
    Cons: Mega-expensive, segregation, shabby dorms, bad dorm food- of course!

    Summary: Four words: I LOVE MY SCHOOL! University of Southern California AKA University of Spoiled Children (because of the majority of the student body originating from the upper-tier of socioeconomic totem pole) celebrates its nickname by treating its students ... read more

  • USC- The way College was Meant to Be!

    Feb 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Campus life, oppurtunities, departments, location
    Cons: Price,

    Summary: University of Southern California isn't just a good university, it's one of the finest academic institutions in the United States. Many aspects of USC make a college experience worthwhile. The vast amount of fine departments at USC entice ... read more

  • Get Involved!

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the best networking schools!
    Cons: There aren't any!

    Summary: The best way to make friends on campus is to join up! I joined the largest fraternity/sorority in the school, the Trojan Marching Band, and I got to see all of the football games, a lot of alumni parties, and my schedule was pretty much full for the ... read more

  • If They Let A B-Student In...

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: just about everything
    Cons: way expensive

    Summary: The first thing I have to say about this school, having attended other (public) schools, is that everyone who works for the school likes their job. This is evident in the way even the Financial Aid office treats the students. They were always cool about ... read more

  • Decent Selection...Lousy Service

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good selection in all facilities, Decent quality
    Cons: Poor service, Seems that the food service department doesn't think that it's here to support the students

    Summary: USC Dining, it's a love/hate relationship. More specifically, you love to hate them. If there is one thing that can get my blood in a boil here, it's the quality (or lack thereof) of the food services here. I've been on meal plans ... read more

  • One of the Best Choices That I Have Ever Made

    Oct 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Education, Sports, Student Life
    Cons: The housing left a little to be desired.

    Summary: Hello, After reading many opinions on different subjects on this site, I felt I should give my two cents worth. I was a student at USC from 1993-1996, after transferring from another university. I have to say that it was the best time of my life. ... read more

  • Everything you want and more

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!!!
    Cons: not the safest place if you travel too far South

    Summary: I'm pretty sure it was Joni Mitchell who said "You don't know what you've got till it's gone," and I certainly agree with her. My four years at USC were definitely the best years of my life, and while I suspected that at the time, it's ... read more

  • Want to be a Trojan?

    Aug 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Improving its academic reputation every year.
    Cons: Downtown LA ... not the best neighborhood

    Summary: University of Southern California (USC) is located in downtown Los Angeles. It has one of the most beautiful campus I've ever seen, not to mention a lot of movie scenes was shot there. Although it's in the heart of L.A., in an area where safety can be ... read more

  • Best decision I ever made....

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Social scene, location, football, variety
    Cons: hard to get classes as freshman, parking, small social scene outside of Greek System

    Summary: Choosing to attend the University of Southern California was the best decision I could possibly have made for myself. USC has so much to offer in so many different things, I will try to go through a few of them here: ACADEMICS: I have loved most ... read more

  • Greek system or not?

    Jul 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very diverse, meet different people
    Cons: the party is where the greeks are!

    Summary: The Greek life at USC is amazing and can offer a lot to people, but it was not me. Everyone has a different personality so you have to choose what suites you... If you do want to get in on a big part of USC's social life, GO GREEK! ... read more

  • Pardee Tower!

    Jul 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great centralized location.
    Cons: Dorm food...YUCK!

    Summary: If you are looking for a good freshman dorm at USC...Pardee tower could be that dorm for you...I lived there my freshman year so I can tell you a little about my experience. Location: The location of this dorm is awesome. It's an ... read more

  • The Competitive Business School

    Jul 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Prepares you for the real world
    Cons: Very competitive!!!!!

    Summary: I am currently a business student at USC and will be graduating next year with a marketing degree. The experience that USC provides business students is great but very competitive. If you don't like competing against your peers then this might not be ... read more

  • University of Southern California - School of the Year?

    Jun 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Positive Reputation
    Cons: Gray Areas

    Summary: Located in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California has sparked the interest of many more high schoolers this past year than in previous years. This is undoubtedly do to its distinction from "TIME MAGAZINE" and the "Princeton ... read more

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