The Engineering School at USC is as good as any
country, the coursework and opportunities for undergrads
rival Stanford or MIT. My degree was very much respected
in interviews and I could count on finding sympathetic alumni
anywhere I went to work. The prestige
of the school
is less pronounced on the East Coast, where
worships the Ivys, but I found
that I learned things
getting my BSEE that helped me
embarass and outshine Harvard
and MIT PhDs when it came time to actually know
You can't ask for a better college
setting, and you don't
need a car to enjoy LA.
The bus is cheap and safe and by
you finish your reading for class, it will
you to the beach or the clubs and theatres
Hollywood. Anyone who complains about the lack of a
scene in a city or a campus as diverse as
didn't try at all.
USC as MIT but with beautiful girls and nice weather.
I had a wonderful time there, and enjoyed being able
to catch movies at the film school or watch the
football team win when I needed a break from class.
The faculty can be sometimes absorbed with their research
but the school has merit programs to get undergrads involved
in that too. Plus, they keep some profs around
actually love teaching (like Ghandi Puuvada when
I was there.)