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The University of Southern California

Breakdown of “Social Life” at USC

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringB
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringA+
Civil EngineeringB
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB+
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Industrial Operations EngineeringA
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C+
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceA
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC+
Perfomance ArtsB
Political ScienceB-
PreDent and DentistryA+
PreLaw and LegalA
PreMed and MedicalA-
Public HealthB+
Public PolicyA
Urban PlanningA+

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Social Life

... Supposedly, one of the benefits of going to USC was the social atmosphere ...Read full comment
... Social life at USC is centered around frats and sororities ...Read full comment
... The social life is abysmal ...Read full comment
... The heavy handed social engineering creates a suffocating atmosphere where nobody feels free to express their thoughts or ideas ...Read full comment
... But I've been to NYC, and even if some people are cold there, they are willing to socialize and strike up a conversation ...Read full comment
... Frankly, if you're not rich and white, be prepared to be left out of the social circle ...Read full comment
... It takes a very assertive person to make friends since the suites are extremely isolating and anti-social, you'll likely not have most classes wit...Read full comment
... I used to have antipathy toward the Greek system because I viewed it as paying for friends, limiting social horizons, being a little creepy etc ....Read full comment
... As someone who was accepted at another prestigious college (Stanford), I chose USC because it offered me the opportunity to grow intellectually ...Read full comment
... As far as the social scene goes and the appearance of the students, I think USC only continues to be a positive experience in these aspects .....Read full comment
... The social life at USC wasn't great for most people, but it has excellent eduational resources, and if you study hard, you can get a superior edu...Read full comment
... Anyone who complains about the lack of a social scene in a city or a campus as diverse as this didn't try at all ...Read full comment
... The social scene is good, but is dominated by the Greek system ...Read full comment
... That isn't to say my way is the only way, but if you are an outgoing, social person who isn't afraid of a big urban environment this is a great s...Read full comment
... The social life is the same as academic, you have to go and put yourself out there for it to work ...Read full comment
... I personally like that atmosphere - where you can do your work and hence learn from some of the best teachers of any university (USC has good pr...Read full comment
... The social life is great (and I hate the Greek system, so I'm not even talking about the Row), especially if you join clubs and do other activ...Read full comment
... they let the social life take control of their lifestyle, and then marshall curve screwed them for not studying like the rest of the smart people...Read full comment
... The social life is great here, and you don't have to be a greek to feel like you belong ...Read full comment
... It balances academics, athletics, and social life ...Read full comment
... There are very few schools that offer the incredible balance of an excellent social life and rigorous academics at the undergraduate level ...Read full comment
... What makes USC unique is the way it combines a top-notch academic program with a fun and exciting social life ...Read full comment
... The social life is amazing ...Read full comment
... I believe every single criteria is grossly underrated, especially the quality of classes, social life, and surrounding city ...Read full comment
... USC has great academic programs, a diverse student body from all over the world, tons of opportunities to get involved (even if Greek isn't your ...Read full comment
... One certainly doesn't have to join a fraternity or sorority to have a social life ...Read full comment
... I love this school, it was the greatest time of my life socially, academically and prepared me for the real world ...Read full comment
... The campus is beautiful with a balance mix of academics, social life, and sports ...Read full comment
... Positives: -Has a solid academic reputation that will continue to get better -Beautiful campus and good location in Los Angeles -Good programs...Read full comment
... However, the combination of strong academics and a strong social life was perfect for me ...Read full comment
... all of the engineers here could pass for business majors as far as social savvy goes ...Read full comment
... Social scene: The student body is incredibly diverse: party animals, gamers, international, republicans, democrats ...Read full comment
... The main social outlet here is greek life, but there are many alternatives out there if you're not into that ...Read full comment
... Social Life: I am not a part of the greek system ...Read full comment
... Overall, factoring in academics, college life, social scene, opportunities and experiences I think that USC offers one of the best college experi...Read full comment
... That said, the Greek System has engulfed much of the social life at USC, which is unfortunate ...Read full comment
... USC is more of a place for social development than intellectual development - and so far, I believe that I made the right decision to come here ...Read full comment
... Social life sucks if you are not into the greek scene - walk around campus and eveyrone is wearing their letters - its all good except for tha...Read full comment
... Greek life dominates the social scene ...Read full comment
... CAMPUS LIFE The social life is dominated by greek system ...Read full comment
... I'm no social butterfly, and if I can make the college work, then there's no excuse for the rest of you ...Read full comment
... In addition, many people seem to have their minds stuck on social ventures as many have pointed out here ...Read full comment
... Greek life is a visible social force because it is homogeneous ...Read full comment
... Everyone knows you go to Leavy to socialize ...Read full comment
... If you are the next Olympian, NFL star, or Hollywood socialite, this school can and WILL launch you into stardom ...Read full comment
... If you are the next Olympian, NFL star, or Hollywood socialite, this school can and WILL launch you into stardom ...Read full comment
... Game days are so much fun and the social scene is abundant ...Read full comment
... Social Scene - pretty much like I said about facilities, you are isolated from the main campus and relegated to the 10 or 15 other students i...Read full comment
... My advice: apply to this school if you are SERIOUS about not having a social life and enjoying one of the best and most rigorous majors US...Read full comment
... That being said, if you have to money or can get grants/scholarships you might consider USC if you think you will: -join a frat/sorority -p...Read full comment
... USC is an excellent school for education, but be wary of the social scene ...Read full comment
The University of Southern California
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