University of Southern California Visit Report by oxolojo
Visit to University of Southern California in October 2009 by oxolojo(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since December 11 2009 with 451 posts)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - I met with a nice, young girl named Lauren. My interview was done on campus and in the Admissions building on Child's Way. It was a normal interview, and I hope I landed everything right!
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Southern California
I walked around campus, just me and my dad. We visited the Marching Band Office, which took forever to find because the construction obstructed all normal routes to the building. Also, my dad and I have conflicting views on how to read a map. Anyways, we found it, but not until after calling someone in the office to come find us.
There were a lot of students wearing USC jackets. Probably because they spend so much on tuition that they can't afford to buy other jackets. Or maybe it's because someone told them to, I went during high school fall break. Maybe they were being photographed for a pamphlet or something.
Oh yeah, students were in midterms. So I didn't really meet with any other than those in the Marching Band Office and in admissions.
Anyways, there was this swank new building that we walked by. It looks most of the way done, which is good because it said it would be done for fall 2010. (HOORAY. WHEN I'M GOING THERE, presumably).
And on the side of the building there was a sign for the earthquake drill of the century. It seemed so awesome. At a certain time on whatever day, everyone was just to duck and cover.
Just think of all the students ducking and covering during important graduate lectures!
Anyways, the overall look of the campus was wonderful. The bookstore reminded me of an Urban Outfitters.
I liked that there were a lot of taller buildings as opposed to a whole bunch of shorter ones. There were basement offices and some classrooms and dorms on the upper levels, it looked like.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
A USC visit is not to be paired with a trip to Disneyland. It may seem like a good idea... but just don't.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Parking was awful, there wasn't a place to park on campus, but we did get to park in a USC garage that was off campus. It was only $8 for the entire day, which isn't too bad.