University of Southern California Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (36)
USC is excellent. The Neuroscience professors are top notch, the academic facilities are world class, and most importantly, the overall college experience cannot be beat. I pursued research in a Neurocience laboratory at USC and it was by far the best decision I made. Choosing between UC Berkeley and USC, I am very glad I chose USC to pursue my Pre-Medical studies.
I am a perennial student, pursuing my second masters, and had my share of learning experiences. So I can attest that the professors and education quality is the best I have experienced. I've never been so excited about my future because I know I will be trained as one of the best in my field.
I was accepted into the MSW program at USC in 2001 and at the time only 195 students were accepted among approximately 2500 applicants. The school ranked 8 in the nation. Great education, top school, individualized attention, a lot of work and many connections that will continue to grow throughout one's professional career. I recommend USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Thornton Music School at USC is awesome. It is indeed different than any other existing conservatories or music institutes in the country. Because of it's distinctive location (within a big university), you have the chance to expand your vision beyond purely music study.
USC has quite a bit of resources that are just waiting for you to take advantage of them. While I was there I was able to work as a research assistant with a professor, volunteered with the surrounding community, had a position in my fraternity and participated in quite a bit of other activities. It's a big school, so the onus is on you to take the leap and get involved. But when you do so, it's so rewarding.
Deciding to earn my undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. As a person who has many passions and interests, I hated the idea of having to choose just one path. USC has so many great specialized schools that I was able to major in International Relations while minor in Cinema Production and take electives in everything from guitar to studio art and photography. The vast list of extra curricular from intramural sports to environmental action groups made making like-minded friends very easy and fun. I met people from all different kinds of backgrounds at USC and the school found a way to support us all. Even if you're not into sports (I wasn't when I first got there) the amount of pride USC takes in it's football and basketball programs is contagious. Talking to alumni at the enormous tailgates on game day further proved to me what a great university USC is. The campus is beautiful and small enough that your run into your friends on a daily basis, but the student body is big enough that you're constantly meeting new people and having new experiences. I was really impressed with almost every professor in my International Relations program and came away feeling very prepared to life after college. I truly cannot recommend USC highly enough.
Being a student in the Viterbi School of Engineering has been an incredible experience for me. The community of students, staff, and faculty was my favorite aspect of the school - the student body is cohesive like a family and people are always eager to help in any way they can; the staff are very approachable and accommodating - they care very much about contributing positively to your experience; and the faculty spend a lot of time and energy ensuring students can make the most out of their class - they also love to offer help with extracurricular projects or events. Overall I've been incredibly happy to become part of the Viterbi Family and I feel that they have prepared me for my career especially through the development of interpersonal skills.
The University of Southern California provides the full college experience. The professors were brilliant and the quality of education was optimal. I was challenged as a student and further grew as an individual with all that I learned and experienced while attending this university. As a student that graduated with a bachelors of science, I was always provided with the best quality equipment and facilities. The university's excellent alumni relations offered high probability of internships. This institution provides bountiful opportunities no matter what field you chose to pursue.
Networking is a critical part of attending USC. While it is academically challenging, the greatest benefit comes to those who know how to leverage the universities resources in their favor. Social life revolves around the Greek community, so be prepared to be outgoing and open to new experiences.
USC is a wonderful place, especially for STEM majors. The diversity however, was not as great. I at times felt alienated, or discriminated against. I would say the entirety of the experience, benefitted me as a whole. My sister now attends USC and finds it to be very inclusive with all cultures and races. USC is a great place to build strong network and delve into one's major interests.