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The biology department is ran fairly well, butNot so brightBiology
The biology department is ran fairly well, but some students get extra help that doesn't seem to be available to all (e.g. some students get 100% on a midterm where the average was 60%). The chemistry department is awful, and the education level is low, students with extra time fight for office hours and get ahead, if this isn't you, you're at a huge disadvantage. SI sessions (supplemental instruction led by students that previously received A's in respective classes) will only lift your grade to a C, students with time for professorial office hours and other outside help always do better.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Maintenance: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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If you want to be treated like aQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
If you want to be treated like a NUMBER rather than an INDIVIDUAL, USC is for you. They are simply a business and that's what it seems like they only care about. Yes, the school has money and it's a fairly nice campus, minus the fact that it's solely brick and buildings and not much else. The campus is not somewhere where you'd like to be when you're not in class. It's unfortunate but true. They only have housing for freshman and after that, you're kicked onto the street. There are positives about that, but it has nothing to do with the school. It's pretty overrated in my mind, and the faculty is pretty good, but the advisors and individuals that aren't professors are horrible. They don't care about you as a student, they just suck 50 thousand dollars from your parents wallet and laugh.
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Collaboration/Competitive: A-, Individual Value: D
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I feel like a lot of things wereBrightBiology
I feel like a lot of things were promised by USC and former students that I never saw. My classes have been large for every one of my science classes, with teachers who are friendly but do not seem very approachable. There are plenty of activities which is great, but not nearly at the accesibility level as was promised. Classes are graded harshly in science while not actually giving great understanding of concepts. All in all, average school.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Individual Value: B+, Scholastic Success: C-
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