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The University of Southern California

Breakdown of “Campus Aesthetics” at USC

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By Gender
MalesA-
FemalesA-
By Major
AccountingA-
Aerospace EngineeringA-
ArchitectureA-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
BiologyA
Business - Management and AdministrationA
Chemical EngineeringA+
ChemistryB
Civil EngineeringC+
CommunicationsA-
Computer EngineeringA
Computer ScienceA-
EconomicsA-
Electrical EngineeringA
Engineering DepartmentA
EnglishB
FinanceA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Industrial Operations EngineeringA+
JournalismA
KinesiologyA+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
MathA
Mechanical EngineeringA
Music - Composition/TheoryA-
Music - PerformanceA
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB+
NursingF
OtherA
Perfomance ArtsA+
PhilosophyB+
Political ScienceB
PreDent and DentistryA+
PreLaw and LegalC
PreMed and MedicalA-
PsychologyB
Public HealthA+
Public PolicyB
Religion/ReligiousB
SociologyB+
TelecommunicationsA+
UndecidedA-
Urban PlanningA+
Video/MediaB

Against similar schools

Campus Aesthetics compared with similar schools in class.

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

University of California - Berkeley
 B+
Stanford University
 A
Harvard University
 B+
New York University
 B-
Yale University
 A-
Cornell University
 A
Princeton University
 A-
F
A+

Campus Aesthetics

... Home games and tailgating are great and the campus is so spirited ...Read full comment
... Between football games (you'll be a fan by the end of your freshman season), the row (far enough away from campus to avoid if you wish to), perfo...Read full comment
... Campus: The campus is absolutely beautiful although it's definitely in the worst part of LA ...Read full comment
... USC is a great school, with a really tight knit feel to the campus and to the student body ...Read full comment
... The campus is beautiful with a balance mix of academics, social life, and sports ...Read full comment
... Pride is reflected in the upkeep of the campus, and there flower beds of cardinal and gold surround every tree ...Read full comment
... I've had my bike stolen, so I know first hand that campus security isn't all that great, but most of the horror stories you hear about girls g...Read full comment
... I have to admit that UCLA is a totally better campus because of its location in Westwood ...Read full comment
... I hadn't made up my mind on a university (I was deciding mainly between UW, UCLA, Occidental and here) until I visited the campus during an inter...Read full comment
... It was and still is offered to applicants with strong film backgrounds but who are just lacking in some regard ...Read full comment
... com">NachoFoto The campus is great, Faculty is awesome ...Read full comment
... The university does have one of the best college police forces that patrols the campus and its properties ...Read full comment
... Fantastic school, rigorous academics, approachable instructors, beautiful campus, brilliant students (for the most part), and infinite resources a...Read full comment
... A's did nothing to intervene, and rather, told me to move to another dorm, or simply move off campus ...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
... The campus is very nice, but you'll feel trapped unless you have a car (or a friend with a car) since the area around USC sucks and Los Angele...Read full comment
... The weather is always beautiful and the campus is just amazing despite the condition of its immediate surroundings ...Read full comment
... You'll find a lot of kids from different socio-economic backgrounds ...Read full comment
... It's common to find someone who doesn't like you on campus ...Read full comment
... People really seem to complain about the surrounding environment of the campus ...Read full comment
... only 18% of the students are Greek so I wouldn't say that the campus culture is soley focuses on the Greek System ...Read full comment
... When I visited a Cal-State campus, as well as Pomona college to see my friend, I was surprised as to how friendly the students were ...Read full comment
... I am not into the party and I commute about 45 mins so I am not into the activities in campus that much ...Read full comment
... There are many computer labs on campus that open 24/7; you can do a lot of the administrative hassle-dazzle online (e ...Read full comment
... I once got in a fight with someone who had borrowed money from me and I had gone to his dorm on the other side of campus to get paid back and th...Read full comment
... I'll freely admit this is a large greek campus--a great percentage of the people are in a frat ...Read full comment
... If you think this then you have not been to the campus or you are just blinded by jealousy ...Read full comment
... The USC campus is not located in the best area of Los Angeles, but its community relations are part of what earned it the spot as top university ...Read full comment
... Ivy League style campus on the west coast ...Read full comment
... With great classes with incredibly supportive professors, a beautiful campus, great people, endless social opportunities, and a fabulous city, U...Read full comment
... I felt the school combined an excellent educational environment along with many campus and community activities ...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 ...Read full comment
... I even had to call campus DPS several times since the RA wasn't there ...Read full comment
... There are certainly a few problems, such as safety outside of campus(on campus is fine), but if you are smart, you will be fine ...Read full comment
... USC has a pretty campus, for sure, but it is like living in a park in the middle of a really dangerous and very dirty/ugly area ...Read full comment
... Fantastic school, rigorous academics, approachable instructors, beautiful campus, brilliant students (ford the most part), and infinite resources ...Read full comment
... It's got a beautiful campus, an awesome football team, and fantastic connections through the Trojan family ...Read full comment
... The minute i visited and saw how welcoming and warm the campus felt, I knew i was in the right place ...Read full comment
... Some students are obviously from wealthy backgrounds and flaunt their money, but the majority of students worked hard in high school to get here...Read full comment
... I followed that advice and without a car you will eventually run out of things to do around campus ...Read full comment
... Yes, the school has money and it's a fairly nice campus, minus the fact that it's solely brick and buildings and not much else ...Read full comment
... The Greek Life here chokes the campus, especially if you're a freshman, because so many people join a frat/sorority and never talk to the people ...Read full comment
... Meaning people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races, countries/states (USC has the largest international student population of any uni...Read full comment
... The neighborhood isn't as bad as everyone says, but I still wouldn't feel comfortable walking around alone close to campus after midnight thou...Read full comment
... While (being an architecture major) I absolutely hate the buildings on campus, those who are not architecture majors seem to like them a lot, so...Read full comment
... I've never felt unsafe, and I have lived off campus for three years ...Read full comment
... The campus is very nice, but you'll feel trapped unless you have a car (or a friend with a car) since the area around USC sucks and Los Angele...Read full comment
... ) I came to USC because I thought I would enjoy the campus more, and it had more flexible majors (Music industry and performance, etc ...Read full comment
... -You do feel safe on campus, despite it being in a bad part of town ...Read full comment
... Ivy League style campus on the west coast ...Read full comment
... Like somebody here stated, I first thought USC was a great college due to the campus and the student activities going on (i ...Read full comment
... Amazing academics, beautiful campus, great student body, wonderful atmosphere ...Read full comment
... I tried some campus groups my freshman year, when I lived in campus housing, but they were filled with shallow people who I couldn't connect wit...Read full comment
... The surrounding neighborhood is questionable, but the beautiful campus makes up for it, and safety is a high priority ...Read full comment
... But if you want down-to-earth students, then Cal State or even the UC campuses have more academic-oriented students than the football brain-washe...Read full comment
... Take a look around campus on the day of a football game, and you’ll see what I mean – it’s just an incredibly spirited, fun place to be ...Read full comment
... Dorms are also noisy and so are apartments near campus ...Read full comment
... I always feel safe on campus day or night, it's off campus where it's not as safe at night, but if you are smart, don't walk alone and are aware o...Read full comment
... So here's my review: The USC Fine Arts grad program: (negatives) Facilities - the facilities are NOT situated on the main campus ...Read full comment
... It's a misconception that greek life is the only social activity on campus ...Read full comment
... USC is a very nice campus ...Read full comment
... Unless you have a car on campus and can leave frequently to find things to do, the area around USC has little to nothing in the way of non-USC ac...Read full comment
... Some students are obviously from wealthy backgrounds and flaunt their money, but the majority of students worked hard in high school to get here...Read full comment
... html you can add bear sterns to that list, as they are having interviews on campus this fall, according to USC's monstertrak ...Read full comment
... Whilethe students are smart, there's not much of an intellectual atmosphere on campus at all ...Read full comment
... I hate going to class everyday, I think the attitude on this campus is negative and in general, people are not very friendly ...Read full comment
... The campus of USC is nice ...Read full comment
... It is a huge school (15k undergrad) but that doesn't mean I don't run into people all the time on campus and in my classes ...Read full comment
... In fact recently, there were two stabbing incidents right off the campus ...Read full comment
... USC may have a big reputation, but the academic environment isn't as strong as the Ivies and even the U of California campuses ...Read full comment
... Traffic: Lots of cars, bikes, and people on a small campus ...Read full comment
... Ivy League style campus on the west coast ...Read full comment
... All i can say is im LEAVING USC AND IM SO HAPPY At first USC seemed like a nice school, i mean the campus looks nice, but at night the place is a ...Read full comment
... I had a horrible student life living in the noisy hell-hole dorms on campus ...Read full comment
... Despite the rigors of my architecure curriculum I still found a way to become involved in a number of different on-campus organizations, includin...Read full comment
... In fact, one USC student was shot to death a mile away from campus ...Read full comment
... So I decided to give USC a chance and visited the campus and really liked it ...Read full comment
... Hazing and drinking is a BIG problem on campus ...Read full comment
... Well i mean the campus is nice (if u can make it there alive crossing the mean streets of south central) and if u want to go sight seeing, compt...Read full comment
... The campus is pretty and safe (until you cross the street) ...Read full comment
... However, while the campus is pretty, the immediate surrounding area is not so nice ...Read full comment
... Part-time campus jobs are easy to come by if you're like me and want to make some extra cash for weekly/weekend expenses ...Read full comment
... I also chose USC because it had a lot of school spirit and loyalty, it has a beautiful, Ivy-covered campus conducive to learning, and further be...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
... I'll look around when I'm on campus and convince myself that everything is just fine, and that there's no reason not to love my school ...Read full comment
... USC remains a conservative campus, particularly when dealing with administrators ...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
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