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The University of Southern California

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at USC

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

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University of Southern California
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I intended on writing a review that was not bashing the school; I don't think it deserves to be bashed. Then I started the grading portion of this re...Read full comment
I went to USC for a few years...It's hard to fill out this questionnaire objectively. I wasn't in the position to truly appreciate USC, so as a result...Read full comment
I'm really happy that I chose to come here. I hadn't made up my mind on a university (I was deciding mainly between UW, UCLA, Occidental and here) unt...Read full comment
I will be very honest, that USC was not a good school of my choice. I am an alum of the business school, and I got treated like crap. It was the profe...Read full comment
If you want to go to a very pretty campus in a great city and want to graduate with wonderful connections and a great job, this is the place. I loved...Read full comment
I feel that USC does a really good job of taking care of you and treating you like an individual. I was really lucky my first semester as all of my te...Read full comment
USC is USC. Many of the comments posted try to compare USC to an Ivy league school. It isn't one. It is a damn good school with a competitive academic...Read full comment
... There's definitely competition, but it's nothing cutthroat-worthy to mention ...Read full comment
When I started at USC I had transferred from a small women's college in Missouri and I was so delighted to be in the hussle bustle of a city school. I...Read full comment
The Engineering School at USC is as good as any in the country, the coursework and opportunities for undergrads there rival Stanford or MIT. My deg...Read full comment
Prior to matriculating at USC as a freshmen in fall of 2002, I was thinking that USC was a college that really kicked a$$. Unfortunately, as time wen...Read full comment
Surrounding Area does not have much for students in terms of things to do. Since the school is located in LA a car is a necessity. Without a car it ...Read full comment
I have recently graduated from USC, and let me tell you, the students ( the majority of them) are rude and cold. I think it's the Los Angeles theme of...Read full comment
It's a great school. If you're out going and you talk to professors there's nothing you can't do. You don't feel like a stupid freshman who can't do a...Read full comment
I really disliked my experience at USC, because the students are close-minded....just too conservative for me. Must be the fact that they come from r...Read full comment
... its to encourage competition, basically ...Read full comment
When I started at USC I had transferred from a small women's college in Missouri and I was so delighted to be in the hussle bustle of a city school. I...Read full comment
Prior to matriculating at USC, I thought I was going to be surrounded by smart and intellectual students who took their academics seriously. In fact I...Read full comment
I was an economics and mathematics joint major who graduated May 2011. Overall, factoring in academics, college life, social scene, opportunities and ...Read full comment
I no longer go to USC--I transfered after being there for a year and a half. USC does have it's good points. It's got a beautiful campus, an awesome...Read full comment
I basically chose to go to this school because I got a scholarship and I thought it had good name recognition and thus, improve my chances of employme...Read full comment
How I got here: I applied to USC because they had a clear and easy application process. I considered it a backup school and did not intend on coming ...Read full comment
I'm just completing my sophomore year at USC and feel like my incredible experience so far could help people decide on USC as their university of choi...Read full comment
When I first read the reviews that USC got on this website, I was absolutely shocked. I believe every single criteria is grossly underrated, especial...Read full comment
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