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What is USC known for?

pr22pr22 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
I know that USC is a great school, but what exactly makes it a stand-out? Is it worth the tuition?
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Replies to: What is USC known for?

  • nguyen1025nguyen1025 Posts: 213Registered User Junior Member
    excellent sports, great business, great journalism, great film, more diverse than UC's, tons of school pride and spirit, great alumni program and connections after graduation, great social atmosphere, smaller classes than UC's, frats and sorities, and the parties....now is it worth full tuition? Thats arguable but if you get some decent financial aid...Definitely go
  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    Define "diversity." Let's compare USC and UCLA and Berkeley really quickly.

    Berkeley

    African American: 3.5%
    American Indian: 0.5%
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 41.4%
    Chicano/Latino: 10.6%
    White: 31%
    Other: 1.6%
    Not Stated: 8.1%
    International: 3.3%

    UCLA
    African American: 3.2%
    American Indian: 0.5%
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 38.1%
    Chicano/Latino: 15.3%
    White: 33.6%
    Other: 2.6%
    Not Stated: 3.2%
    International 3.6%

    USC
    47.0% White/Caucasian
    21.0% Asian/Pacific Islander
    13.6% Hispanic
    5.8% Black/African-American
    0.8% Native American/American Indian
    9.1% International Students
    2.7% Unknown/Other

    I'm not trying to say that USC isn't diverse. It very much is. I'm trying to say that statements like "more diverse than _____" are often hard to pin down and really dissect. As for class size, I'll leave it up to you guys to decide, based on the actual figures:

    http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/peers/current/research_intensive/class20.htm
    http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/peers/current/research_intensive/class50.htm
  • itla_unoitla_uno Posts: 336Registered User Member
    Define "diversity." Let's compare USC and UCLA and Berkeley really quickly.

    when i reference usc's diversity, i don't mean race. USC has a much greater out-of-state population, and therefore greater regional diversity. it also has active organizations for many races and religions on campus, plus a greater diversity in terms of what students are studying. diversity isn't just about what people look like.
  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    I'm sure that UCLA has as many campus organizations as USC, if not more.
    a greater diversity in terms of what students are studying.

    What does this mean?
  • tihsontihson Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    Here we go again, more USC, UCLA comparisons. This gets old. Both are great schools.

    "a greater diversity in terms of what students are studying."

    UCLAri, if you don't know what this means, I feel sorry for your UCLA educated mind.

    Sorry for knocking you UCLAri, but I couldn't resist.
  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    Cute and all tihson, but I still don't know what it means.

    Does it mean that there are more majors available, and that students are spread out more evenly amongst majors? Or that there is a greater number of classes available, and students take more of them? Or does it mean that students are more likely to have a minor or a second major? Or does it mean that students are more likely to go abroad? Or to study a foreign language?

    These very broad statements are hard to pin down.
  • margaritasalt17margaritasalt17 Posts: 393Registered User Member
    USC has many majors available.
    USC has many classes available.
    Students are VERY likely to have a minor or a second major.
    Students are likely to go abroad.
    Students are likely to study a foreign language.
    USC is BEAUTIFUL.
    USC has beautiful people (inside AND out!).
    USC has amazing school colors.
    USC is worth the tuition.
    Fight On!
  • UCLAriUCLAri Posts: 14,728Super Moderator Senior Member
    I like margaritasalt's post. It doesn't require that we make zero-sum arguments.
  • spark15spark15 Posts: 459Registered User Member
    margaritasalt17 any mid-top school meet those criteria. Plus, USC is not worth full tuition.
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