University of Southern California Reviews - Bachelor's in Political Science

3.77 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $56,225
75% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Sandy Flores - 6/4/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2019
"Going to USC was a very unique experience. I am a first generation Latina, so I definitely went through a culture shock when I first started. The good thing though is that there are a lot of programs that help facilitate the transition. There is an organization called First Generation Student Union that is meant to bring together first-generation students and has monthly meetings that touch on important topics in college. So, what I overall love about USC is that there are so many organizations that it doesn't matter what your background, interests, or goals are you can definitely find your niche here!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
John Smith (not my real name) - 3/23/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Marielle - 3/20/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"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 minorĀ in Cinema Production and take electives in everything from guitar to studio art and photography. The vast list of extra curricularĀ 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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Native - 2/28/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"If you're not enrolled in a top-10 program for your degree, than don't go out of state - it isn't worth the debt. Apply for every scholarship you can! Remember that your freshman year sets the foundation for your GPA (it's alot harder to bring up afterward than it is to bring down). STUDY ABROAD!"