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USC filled with spoiled rich kids?

SamthecleverSamtheclever Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
is this true?
i'm still deciding USC over SD....
i'm more of a middle class person
my cousin said people at USC are all rich and they are all cliquely
is this true.?
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Replies to: USC filled with spoiled rich kids?

  • AzNChoiBoi8AzNChoiBoi8 Registered User Posts: 202 Junior Member
    "According to the Irvine Quarterly, USC culls more than one-quarter of its enrollment from families in the bottom third of annual income." - Princeton Review

    although usc undeniably has a lot of rich kids, it is still a pretty diverse campus with some less well-off students on scholarships, a large international population, etc. at a school with 16,000 undergrads, there will always be people similar to you.
  • jameshierchyjameshierchy Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    There are lots of rich kids at USC, but not everyone! I for one am not that rich, around middle class if anything.
  • bmanbs2bmanbs2 Registered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    You will meet people who talk about summers spent jet-setting around Europe or who go to Vegas for the weekend because their CEO dad got a high-rollers suite for free and gave it to them, but the majority are upper-middle class. Very, very few working class students though.
  • cc411cc411 Registered User Posts: 1,724 Senior Member
  • sharpie20sharpie20 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Although there are many upper middle class students USC also has people from every socioeconomic group, you can find people whose parents own mansions or people from the poor neighborhoods of east and south LA, also USC has the highest number of international students in the US so their families house hold income is comparatively lower than those even in America.
  • protokuriosprotokurios Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    I'm not rich.
  • SamthecleverSamtheclever Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    thank you! Now I need to think more and really decide!
  • kkgirlkkgirl Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    don't get caught up in the spoiled rich kids argument. you'll find them at every school.
  • tsdadtsdad Registered User Posts: 4,035 Senior Member
  • UCLAriUCLAri Registered User Posts: 14,740 Senior Member
    USC is a very diverse school in every way-- including socioeconomics.
  • bmanbs2bmanbs2 Registered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    And we practice affirmative action, which also helps diversity alot
  • aznhyboi87aznhyboi87 Registered User Posts: 223 Junior Member
    I am probably generalizing, but I tend to think that USC has either rich kids who can afford the $49,000 tuition without financial aid, or the below middle class kids who get grants and tuition assistance. The middle class kids who have money, but not enough to spare $49,000 a year opt to go to UCLA or whatever public school over USC. This is just one big generalization from my high school. I myself am not even near the middle class, but I am able to attend USC because of scholarships/ grants that added up to $45,000 a year. A lot of people I know who goes to USC are either there on grants/ scholarships (basically AID) or the ones who can afford it without any aid at all. And yes, I do drive a fairly decent car that when I meet new people who don't know anything about me, will think that I'm "spoiled." Don't worry about the rich kids. Anyone can lease a BMW/MBZ these days for $300-$400 a month. Seeing nice cars are no longer a sign of high class because luxury cars are so easily attainable these days. Of course there are rich kids too, but they are at every school. Some of the nicest people I know have very wealthy backgrounds. No need to be intimated at all.
  • bmanbs2bmanbs2 Registered User Posts: 1,719 Senior Member
    ^ Exactly.
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