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I'm a transfer student in the Cinematic Arts program. Although the acceptance rate is extremely low for film, I still feel as though I am only a number to faculty, ESPECIALLY advisors, clubs, and the health center. I came to this school because it was known as the number one film school, but what I did not realize is how you mean nothing to the people here. Everyone is in their own world, and if you have a problem the system is designed so that you have no power or say. For example, the student body government is almost non-existent and comprised of people with the most followers on instagram or facebook due to being frat/sorority stars. The money goes to make the school sound good, but from speaking to other students everyone feels as though they do not actually matter to the university. Getting involved is excruciating. The people AND faculty are cliquey. The faculty do not spend time getting to know their students, but this is only in the GEs. Professors in the film department are extremely caring, but good luck if you are in another department. I left a school that was all about community to come here for the film school, but sadly learned that USC is not a close "community," but simply a business. That's the difference for me between a good and great university. The great ones know how to be both a welcoming, caring community, but also retaining an element of business, professionalism, and academic excellence.