University of Southern California Reviews

3.95 out of 5 stars
(44 Reviews)
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $56,225
83% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.8 out of 5 stars
Mischa Cantu - 8/6/2014
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2015
"There is good reason as to why the Hollywood Reporter continually names USC the best School of Cinematic Arts. The cutting edge technology, teaching and community among peers is unparalleled. There is no way for someone passionate and serious about film would not appreciate this program."
5.0 out of 5 stars
cls - 9/25/2013
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2001
"USC has had the #1 ranked PT program in the nation for many years in a row, and for good reason. They have a great program with top-notch faculty, stressing critical thinking and evaluation skills. The program is tough, but worth investing the time and money."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Jenny Wang - 9/2/2013
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 1987
"When I went to college, I was unprepared for living on my own on top of the new college experience. I also missed orientation, which you should not miss (that would have been very helpful and cut down on the confusion I felt at a new place). The schoolwork itself was more difficult than I expected. Most new students already have studied the subjects they wanted in high school or on their own, so they knew more about the subject (computer science) than I did. My high school in the late 1970s didn't have any computer science courses. The teachers were helpful, but the classes were at a blinding speed. Had I known the textbooks used, I would get them early and start studying way before class, just to get a handle on the reading assignments. I just remembered that the course workloads were very heavy. The teachers are excellent, but they cover a lot of material per class, and missing just 1 class will hurt you unless you really know the material. It was easy to make friends in class, but since I focused on studying I didn't do much partying. The other experience that most students are unprepared for are the day-to-day living. Things as immaterial as laundry, cooking, shopping, cleaning, etc are more important than most students think. You need to learn how to take care of yourself (don't get mad at your parents getting you to clean your room or do chores, they are trying to teach you to take care of yourself). And those are just as important as schoolwork. The degree is still very helpful to my career, as I am still in the technical field. The computer science and math courses laid a very good foundation for my future, since it was that foundation that led me to solve problems at work. The training was invaluable. USC is a very good school. Like any school, you get what you put in. The more effort you put in, the more you get out of the learning and the entire experience."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/25/2013
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2007
"Tell us about your college experience.The school was an amazing fit--work hard, play hard, and pursue excellence all-around. I loved my school and truly consider myself a life-long member of the Trojan Family.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Absolutely. It has no direct impact on my current job, but the opportunity to study something I loved for 4 years was an invaluable experience that I would never take back. And, having the degree from the institution I graduated from has helped as a stepping stone to other opportunities. I wouldn't be where or who I am today without it.What advice can you offer other students?Pursue what you love! A degree is a degree and will help you get a job in the future. What you major in does not have to dictate what you will end up doing in your life professionally, so take advantage of the time in college to really pursue your passion."