University of Southern California Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?


The diversity at USC astounds me. Now when I visit my friends at certain other schools (who's names I won't disclose) the homogeny of the type of people and racial background saddens and diheartens me.


The University of Southern California not only has the Trojan Family connection, the strongest alumin database in the entire country, but the amount of school spirit and pride that the students and alumni have for the university is what makes USC one of the most fun schools to attend. Sports or not, pride for a university that has so much to offer to not only the community surrounding the school, but globally is something that cannot be measured in words and must be experienced person in order to assess a proper affections of the school's students and faculty.


I think the best part about my school is the support network. Whether you need an internship or a job or help studying people are always willing to help. People here are really friendly and everyone is always networking, but most of the time that's not even on purpose. You tend to find yourself with a diverse group of friends you can count on.


The best thing about USC is the wide variety of people you are exposed to. Cultures that once seemed exotic and foreign (compared to you are accustomed to) start to become more familiar and natural; in the same way, your own culture starts to influence others, too. The result is a community of broadened minds and global citizens, prepared to analyze issues in creative and progressive ways.


The social network, and the location. The students, if they so choose, may become very well connected to expert alumni that will, in turn, assisst you with invaluable connections to the hotbed of your respective interest - escpecially, film, music, business. Los Angeles, obviously, is full of opportunity - and USC, being as intimate and even slightly exclusive as it is, opens doors for you that you may not otherwise have access to.


Although there are countless advantages to being a part of USC, the best part of the school is, in fact, the spirit of the Trojan Family. This feeling of belonging, perpetuated by an atmosphere of welcome as promoted by staff, faculty, and the student body, envelops each incoming freshman and carries them along their entire college career. It results not only in a student's increase in their desire to excel, but also in small classroom sizes and consequential connections with professors, extreme school pride at athletic events, and untold connections in the professional world.


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I LOVE the sports enthusiasm. Despite recent problems with the basketball and football teams, there is still a lot of school spirit, especially for the band, and that is one of the most important things I was looking for in a college education. I am very happy with my choice in college and I will always be a proud alum.


The class sizes are very concentrated. I am in the Annenberg professional school for Public Relations. My class sizes are usually always less than 20 people which is a lot better than a lecture hall with over 100 students.


Academic programs, campuls life, central location


The best thing about USC are the amazing activities available here. I've only been here for 3 months and the speakers that have come here are Bill Nye the Science Guy, Rob Lowe, Joseph Gordon Leavitt, President Obama, Jamie Foxx, numerous bands, film and television big shots, foreign journalists and government workers, and so many more amazing people. There are so many things to do and clus to be a part of. I just finished being part of a dance group sponsored by the Korean Student Association. It was so random but so fun!


It is a beautiful campus full of knowledge and oppotunities at every turn.


There are two particularly amazing things about USC, and I couldn't say that one of these things is better than the other. Trojans have a lot of school spirit and pride. Alumni swarm the school on gameday, and it's impossible to not get caught up in the infectious fun and excitement. Also, the Trojan network is invaluable. The catch-phrase is "Trojans hiring Trojans," and being able to tap into that global network means a lot, especially during these tough economic times.


The best thing about the school is its location. Downtown with its sprawling businesses is nearby, hospitals and medical facilities are also within driving distance, and those interested in careers in entertainment can easily reach Hollywood a mere city away. It's location is prime for those wanting to get an internship or work part-time in a job in their career field while still in school.


The best thing about the University of Southern California is its school pride. Every student, professor, teacher or alumni are proud of their connection to USC. For students, it is the prestigious athletic teams (football, vollyball, track and field) as well as major programs that the university has to offer. Professors are proud to teach at a top ranked university in the U.S. and parents are proud that their children are receiving an advanced education. As for alumni they are proud to have experienced the glory of USC and will always be a part of the trogan family.


The variety of resources. There are lots of different fields of study and plenty of research opportunities. Because of it's central location in Los Angeles, there are lots of different events held on campus, from lectures by industry professionals to culture shows to concerts. There are many ways to receive academic help, including the writing center. There is a club for almost anything you can think of. Sports are very prominent and the facilities are very nice, particularly the swimming pool and the Galen Center. The career center is also very helpful.


The weather in Southern California is very nice, and it never rains. As for the school, I think the school spirit is really strong on campus and it makes me proud to go to school here.


Our alumni program and connection is one of the best, if not the best. USC is known for its alumni program. The school spirit is contagious and invigorating. I get excited just seeing a USC flag, shirt, cap, or liscence plate! It is so much easier to get a professional job, and the career you want by following your mentor. There are many people who will take care of you and connect you to.


The best thing about USC is the people. I have never felt more welcomed and belonging to one place before. I used to feel like I never belonged in high school, but now all of these people are similiar to me but at the same time have different backgrounds which makes for a unique and very enjoyable time.


The best thing I consider about my school is the name. The name is known to many people and is considered one of the top ten schools in America.


- School spirit - USC Football - Alumni network


The best thing at USC is that I have the freedom to choose from so many opportunities in both the academic and social field. Not only am I encouraged to take advantage of them, but also I am advised as to the best manner of doing so. At my school I have found an expansive world of incredible and diverse classes and students, and an active social scene complete with recreational activities and volunteer work. It?s the best feeling in the world to walk into 75-degree weather every day and know that I have opportunity at my feet.


The best thing about USC is the opportunity. USC has great opportunities that other school do not have. The alumni network is one of the strongest there is. There are always employers on the campus looking to recruit USC students. The school has professional organizations that students can join to prepare themselves for their future career. The Career Center is very helpful with resume advice , interships, and career choices.


The best thing about the USC is the alumni and prospect for your future career after you graduate from college. There's a general sense that you're basically covered to find a job in whatever field you are studying in by the time you leave college, so there isn't much a of a worry about finding a job out there.


I loved the range of classes available and the fact that almost all of them were unique and interesting. This was the best thing at USC because it allowed people with a specific major to totally branch out and learn something new, to get one's mind off of his or her current studies and be able to expand his or her knowledge in classes and fields that are interesting and have nothing to do with his or her major.


The school spirit. Football games create a close and tight knit community. There is also a social niche for each type of person. If you don't like frat parties there are always off campus house parties. There is also a lot of extra curricular activities readily available for every interest. If not, the school will encourage you to start your own group.


the school spirit because it makes you love your school and want to be there are be proud


it's USC! fight on!


The sense of comraderie everyone gets from being a Trojan.


It has the best school spirit due to the amazing football team and also has a great alumni network so that when students go to find jobs after graduation there are many opportunities, especially with companies affiliated with USC.


The large array of majors and minors


The people. Everyone is very intruiging, exciting, innovative, and diverse... the amazing weather, academics, athletics, campus, and city help as well!


The best thing about USC is that everyone is so attached to the school, and that alumni are very generous and helpful with getting jobs and donating to the school.


The best thing about my school is its focus on bringing interesting lectures and events featuring well-known speakers, artists, etc. to campus. This gives the university community opportunities to explore a wide range of issues and arts right on campus that may not be accessible through just the academic curriculum.


The best hting aboutmy school is that it is very academically capable with plenty of academic resources for learning.


I think the best thing are the teachers, they have all worked in the field and are very encouraging. They are always there to help you and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure you have a good education. Its never hard getting ahold of them and they remember your name.


The best thing about USC, in my opinion, is its vast alumni base. The school does its part in setting up ways in which students can interact with alumni, who can may eventually be able to assist us in our career paths in the future.


I would have to say that the best thing about my school would have to be the educational opportunities that it offers. The amount of information that I learned and then was able to apply to my real world life is incredible. I truly believe that I would not have been able to obtain the level of education or the personal and professional connections at any other university.


Its a true renaissance experience. There is everything


The people at USC are so happy to be here. We are incredibly proud to be a part of the USC community. This comes from the fact that we have incredible academics, but we also value our lives outside the classroom. We contribute to the Los Angeles commnity and we also know how to have fun in our free time. We are well- balanced and well-rounded students that care greatly about our school. We are a family at USC.


I think that my school is a very good sized school. It is a large student body in a small area that allows for the students to know each ohter better. There will always be someone that you run into on your way to class. The greek system also makes the campus feel more personal and brings you closer to the rest of the students on campus.


Social Boys You HAVE to work hard but you can still play hard. Good balance diversity of personalities and backgrounds