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USC Trustee VS. UPenn

SolowhaleSolowhale Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
Hey!guys! I really need some help on school choice!

I am an international student, and I am having a hard time deciding which school I should attend. Since I never been to US, It would be really appreciated you guys tell me more about these two schools, even the basic facts about their reputations or locations or anything.

ME: Interested in philosophy, law, maybe chemistry. I plan to go to law school in the future. Like hanging out with different guys, but not sure I am into the party scene in US.

USC
-Trustee scholarship! [my family can afford the tuition but not that wealthy, and I may spend more money on school activities and study abroad or something else. And, top of that, there are priviledges for scholars right? but I don't know exactly. Great residential hall and specific programs? Hope present scholars can tell me more!]

-Admitted as major in Pilosophy, Politics and Law.[how's this major at USC, I thought it is quite unique. How strong is this major? And the major is written in admission paper, does that mean it is hard to change major at USC?]

-Have a chance minor in screen writing.

-Student body. [As I know, the international student body is very big at USC, especially Chinese. I am a chinese, so I don't know if it is good or not. It seems that USC admits an increasing number of Chinese.]

-Location, climate, city safety. [ok..that is the part I have no idea. I think it is a minor problem. However, I hope the location will do good to my future career, lawyer maybe]

UPenn
- Prestige.[Ivy, and very famous in my country. Yet I don't want my choice based on rank. But it might contribute to my future graduate school and career.]

- Major in Philosophy, Politics and Ecnomics. [another great major I like. Similar to the one at USC, so I don't know which one is better. And freshmen year seems to be a free year that I can choose different seminars and courses.]

-Resources. [Looks like richer than USC, but maybe being scholar at USC is easy to get them.]

-Law-related programs are stronger. I don't know for sure. At least law school is better on ranks.

-Too professional? Well I think it applies to both schools, but UPenn is most famous for its Wharton, I am afraid Art and Science may not be so strong. And I enjoy the liberal arts atmosphere.

-Still looking...I researched USC more cuz I got an scholarship interview.

So confused right now!!!Hope you guys give some advices!!!THANK YOUuuuuuuuuu!
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