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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Student & Graduate Reviews

Danielle Williams
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2016
  • Degree: Writing
"I'm having the best time of my life, learning at this school under some of the most talented professor's I've ever met. My professors have helped me tremendously in my field of study. I already feel as if I've gained so much knowledge in just my first semester of school. I can't be more excited about going to class everyday because I know I'm in for a new valuable lesson that I can cherish for the rest of my academic and professional career. I'm very thankful for being accepted and attending USC SCA."
The Princess
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The UCLA Anderson School of Management is really a great and motivating environment. The quality of students as well as the faculty is outstanding. The teaching is also very practical and we learn things that can be easily applied to real world. Good school!"
CaMisha Stewarr
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"USC not provides diversity in it's curriculum content, but rigorous instruction from professors with a wealth of research and experience in a variety of settings. You are equipped with global lenses of social injustice, knowledge to provide culturally appropriate services and impact individuals and communities. USC provides opportunities for discussion of relevant content matter related to equity and equality and has strong networking opportunities for current students and alumni."
Matthew Palmer
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Great college campus with awesome school spirit. There is a lot to get into as the campus is very forward thinking and vibrant. Additionally, being in the middle of Los Angeles has its obvious perks - celebrities, movies being shot on campus etc. I would like to see more diversity in the classrooms at this school. At times I was the only person of my ethnicity in attendance."
Lisa Curiel Parker
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"USC is a second home in many regards. It is my mothers alma mater and it is where I followed to receive my Bachelors Degree. Studying communication at Annenberg was a priceless experience. Annenberg without a doubt is an obvious choice for graduate school. The education and innovation within the school is one of the biggest reasons for my desire to obtain my Masters Degree. Continuing my education at a graduate level is a way to further develop this extraordinary education."
Alberto Lopez
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"My experience in the School of Social work at the University of Southern California was amazing. The program prepared me and gave me the tools I needed to work in the field I wanted to work in, which is School Based Social Worker. My concentration was Mental Health, with a sub-concentration in School Social Work. The class lectures and field instruction experience prepared me to implement Evidence Based Practice interventions and to help the families I worked with. There were also other volunteer and community outreaching events during the semester that students can participate in. The program has a variety of student organizations that have their own events and activities on and off campus, such events include; fundraising, having guess speakers for different social work background sharing their experiences working in the field. There are several concentrations to choose from, and the program can be completed in two or three years, or online. The program has many staffs from different background that bring their knowledge in their respected field into the class room settings. These staffs are motivated, make the class room very comfortable and interesting, and they also make sure students are engaged in class activities and lectures. I have nothing but good things to share about my experience at USC School of Social Work."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The best years of my life. I learned so much as a Theater major at USC that I now apply to my job in advertising ."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Education
"This school is very expensive, but its reputation pays for itself. The university's name is great on my resume. The professors were fantastic, and I did feel I received a strong education. I wish the career specialists were more helpful in providing guidance after graduation, though."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Teaching
"USC is a fabulous school with amazing teachers who are there to support you as you work your way through your education."
Don't bother with USC online
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"Attend on campus or forget it. The online version of the program is a joke with the types of students they let it and the adjunct professors. The real professors teach the classroom on campus. The material is thrown at you to figure out, taking up 15-20 precious hours of your life each week just to be frustrated at how unprofessional it all is. Half of the students in groups attack one another or edge people out..the professional quality and personal characteristics of people that attend is a level below what you would see in an undergrad program. The online teachers are rude, always right, put you down, and then "tell on you" by cc'ing four other people. Honestly it's ironic that they teach professional communication when the communication to their terrible."
Angad Sandhu
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: -Providing the best education in the nation -easy accessibility and support from faculty, staff, and peers -strong alumni network Cons: -Expensive -not many opportunities for graduate student university housing"
Giovanni Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 3/9/2016
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"USC MHA program is accredited by Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Great academic instruction and includes a residency program for practical application and experience."
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2016
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The networks that University of Southern California is providing are incredible. There are many seminars and networking events from all kinds of organizations which help students to explore different types of works. Also, most professors encourage students to challenge themselves with not only learning theories but also learning how to apply them into practice. All staff can be easily approached and willing to help students."
Tamaiah Thompson
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"There are many pros to my masters program. There is a large professional network that can be obtained. The teachers, staff and students are very welcoming and create a safe space within their classrooms. The job opportunities are very good after graduation. The cons are that the school just changed the 2 year program after many years. I feel as if I am a test run on the new classes, programs and internships. The overall cost of this master program is very expensive."
Harrison Ma
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The moment you step onto campus, you are immediately and genuinely welcomed into the Trojan family. The faculty, staff, and other students really care about you and want to see you succeed. As long as the student demonstrates great effort to succeed and puts in the hard work, the faculty will take the time and effort to assist you in your journey. Though the tuition is expensive, the quality of education is superb. I know I will be in debt for a while after graduation, but it is well worth the investment."
Sandra Saucedo-Salgado
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"For the program I am in, financial aid is often very limited in regards to the amount of students that can get them as well as having very competitive and rigorous processes to obtain them. Although in my cohort there are students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, overall, at this university there is little diversity among students. There is plenty of workload in my program, however, at the same time, professors and advisers are always available to students and promptly respond to e-mails or phone calls."
Melissa Cha
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The biggest con is the price tag. It shouldn't cost so much to get an education, especially in a field like social work, where the payback is likely to be much less than other fields. One of the pros is that USC has great networking opportunities post-grad."
Derek Sepe
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2016
  • Degree: Film Production
"The pro of USC's graduate film program is also it's con. USC is the number one film school in the world and for good reason - it's the network. The Trojan Mafia exists and never have I experienced a community both in school and outside in the professional world where the network is so prevalent. While USC sits back on it's status of being number one, the quality of support and education from the university dwindles. The faculty and professors are often right there in the trenches with the students and they understand how hard the film business is but, little support or lack there of is offered by the university as a whole. Is USC worth it's cost in tuition? Maybe. Anyone with a sheer dogged determination who didn't go to film school could become twice as successful as a "privileged" USC student."
Alicia Ortega
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Our program is very hands on and teaches the material in a very applicable way. The faculty is approachable and helpful. The cost of the program is probably the biggest con."
GERO Major
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2015
  • Degree: Gerontology
"I attended USC as an online Gerontology student. The coursework was extremely challenging and the professors were extremely knowledgeable. The amount of time spent on class and preparation was competitive with other institutions I researched. I am a very proud graduate of USC."