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The University of Southern California

Breakdown of “Social Life” at USC
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By Gender
MaleB+
FemaleA-
 
By Major
AccountingB
Aerospace EngineeringB
ArchitectureA-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
BiologyA-
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Chemical EngineeringA+
ChemistryB-
Civil EngineeringB
CommunicationsA-
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB+
EconomicsB
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB+
EnglishA-
FinanceA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Industrial Operations EngineeringA
JournalismB+
KinesiologyA+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.C+
MathA-
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Music - PerformanceA
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC+
NursingF
OtherB
Perfomance ArtsB
PhilosophyA-
Political ScienceB-
PreDent and DentistryA+
PreLaw and LegalA
PreMed and MedicalA-
PsychologyB
Public HealthB+
Public PolicyA
Religion/ReligiousC-
SociologyA+
TelecommunicationsB+
UndecidedB
Urban PlanningA+
Video/MediaB
 

Against similar schools
Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

University of Southern California
 B+
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B

University of California Berkeley
 B
Stanford University
 B
Harvard University
 B-
New York University
 B
Yale University
 A-
Cornell University
 B
University of California San Diego
 C
F
A+

Quotes touching on Social Life

“... Supposedly, one of the benefits of going to USC was the social atmosphere ...”
 
“... Social life at USC is centered around frats and sororities ...”
 
“... The social life is abysmal ...”
 
“... The heavy handed social engineering creates a suffocating atmosphere where nobody feels free to express their thoughts or ideas ...”
 
“... But I've been to NYC, and even if some people are cold there, they are willing to socialize and strike up a conversation ...”
 
“... Frankly, if you're not rich and white, be prepared to be left out of the social circle ...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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 ....”
 
“... As someone who was accepted at another prestigious college (Stanford), I chose USC because it offered me the opportunity to grow intellectually ...”
 
“... 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 .....”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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 ...”
 
“... The social scene is good, but is dominated by the Greek system ...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... The social life is the same as academic, you have to go and put yourself out there for it to work ...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... The social life is great here, and you don't have to be a greek to feel like you belong ...”
 
“... It balances academics, athletics, and social life ...”
 
“... There are very few schools that offer the incredible balance of an excellent social life and rigorous academics at the undergraduate level ...”
 
“... What makes USC unique is the way it combines a top-notch academic program with a fun and exciting social life ...”
 
“... The social life is amazing ...”
 
“... I believe every single criteria is grossly underrated, especially the quality of classes, social life, and surrounding city ...”
 
“... 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 ...”
 
“... One certainly doesn't have to join a fraternity or sorority to have a social life ...”
 
“... I love this school, it was the greatest time of my life socially, academically and prepared me for the real world ...”
 
“... The campus is beautiful with a balance mix of academics, social life, and sports ...”
 
“... Positives: -Has a solid academic reputation that will continue to get better -Beautiful campus and good location in Los Angeles -Good programs...”
 
“... However, the combination of strong academics and a strong social life was perfect for me ...”
 
“... all of the engineers here could pass for business majors as far as social savvy goes ...”
 
“... Social scene: The student body is incredibly diverse: party animals, gamers, international, republicans, democrats ...”
 
“... The main social outlet here is greek life, but there are many alternatives out there if you're not into that ...”
 
“... Social Life: I am not a part of the greek system ...”
 
“... Overall, factoring in academics, college life, social scene, opportunities and experiences I think that USC offers one of the best college experi...”
 
“... That said, the Greek System has engulfed much of the social life at USC, which is unfortunate ...”
 
“... 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 ...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... Greek life dominates the social scene ...”
 
“... CAMPUS LIFE The social life is dominated by greek system ...”
 
“... I'm no social butterfly, and if I can make the college work, then there's no excuse for the rest of you ...”
 
“... In addition, many people seem to have their minds stuck on social ventures as many have pointed out here ...”
 
“... Greek life is a visible social force because it is homogeneous ...”
 
“... Everyone knows you go to Leavy to socialize ...”
 
“... If you are the next Olympian, NFL star, or Hollywood socialite, this school can and WILL launch you into stardom ...”
 
“... If you are the next Olympian, NFL star, or Hollywood socialite, this school can and WILL launch you into stardom ...”
 
“... Game days are so much fun and the social scene is abundant ...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... 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...”
 
“... USC is an excellent school for education, but be wary of the social scene ...”
 



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