University of Southern California Reviews

  • 465 Reviews
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $56,225
87% of 465 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 465 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Prats Do
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The MSGM program at USC is an ideal program for students interested in public health but do not want the full MPH. Through this program you will have the opportunity to meet leaders in the field of public health and global health, while also preparing an networking with students who are applying or have been accepted to professional schools to pursue MDs, JDs, PhDs, DDS, and other graduate degrees."
Brittanie Fuentes
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"You get an outstanding world class education attending USC. The program is fantastic and the professors really care about their students. This university may have a hefty price tag but you essentially get what you pay for - the best of the best. Being one of the top 3 ranked universities for occupational therapy, I am proud to attend."
Yue
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Music
"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."
John Smith (not my real name)
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Marielle
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Julia Tran
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"There are many departments within USC. I am in the Rossier School of Education department. The faculty for the Ed.D doctoral program are all experts in the field and therefore, class instruction and curriculum is very rich and well thought out. The program itself is structured over a three year span consisting of Fall, Spring and Summer classes. A great aspect about this program is that they value students feedback. Every year there are small changes to the course or schedule because the faculty takes into consideration the feedback and recommendations of the students to ensure that the program is doing it's best. This program is great for working professionals who work the regular 8 hour shifts during the day because all classes are held in the afternoon and there is also an option to take the courses on a weekend schedule. The tenants of this program are centered accountability, leadership, and diversity. This doctoral program is therefore a good fit for anyone in the education field aiming to make changes and improve the field."
Adam Seifert
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"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."
cindy
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Kristina Moffat
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The global medicine program gives students a chance to learn more about medicine around the world. It is not only important to learn about diseases and other medically related issues within the united states but it important to branch out from that. I love medicine and learning about people from all walks of life and this program does just that."
Native
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"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."
Yury Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The USC Suzanne Dwirak-Peck School of Social Work is a great program that helps an individual grow and learn so much information. It prepares the student to go out not he field and conquer. I am loving every moment of this experience. Definitely has been a growing experience as an individual and as professional. The program is on the pricey side, hence scholarships are a must."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"School with strong connection between peoples, students, and alumni"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The education is useful but the student loan debt is the greatest regret of my life. I would advise future students to not pursue higher education if they have to take out loans."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"USC provided many unique options and experiences. Majority of professors were good and genuinely cared about the education of future social workers"
Mark
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"great college , advice anyone to apply to it"
Lynn
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"USC is a great school that provides a hands on experience. Student and faculty ratio is great"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"It was a great program. The teachers are very passionate about what they teach and are very supportive."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I much prefer my undergrad experience at the university of California Santa Barbara. Usc was really competitive and located in a rough part of town."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Public Policy
"USC is a great university to attend if you know what you what to do after you graduate. That way, you can maximize your time during graduate school."