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USC Among Top Five Most Popular U.S. Universities for British Students

Georgia GirlGeorgia Girl Registered User Posts: 3,771 Senior Member
The Daily Telegraph in England reported in a Sept. 24, 2012 article USC is third in the top list of most popular U.S. universities for British students. With rising costs of higher education in Britain students are turning more to applying to universities in the United States.

The figures were compiled by the Institute of International Education "Open Doors" survey.

Most Popular Choices:

1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. University of Southern California
4. NYU (Includes the Abu Dhabi campus)
5. Penn
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Replies to: USC Among Top Five Most Popular U.S. Universities for British Students

  • grabbitgrabbit Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    I can't think of why, except that they probably hear that the weather is great over here, so they want to experience the Southern California weather. Plus it's a private school and British people seem very *proper* and traditional. And "proper and traditional" goes hand in hand with "private school."
  • grabbitgrabbit Registered User Posts: 176 Junior Member
    By the way, this McDonalds ad is sooooo annoying.
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  • SeattleTWSeattleTW Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    Where are UCLA and Cal?
  • Georgia GirlGeorgia Girl Registered User Posts: 3,771 Senior Member
    In the article there were only six universities included. The sixth university mentioned was The New School in NYC.

    Another article that week in the Telegraph listed the countries that sent the most students TO study in England. China was #1 and the USA was #5.
  • SeattleTWSeattleTW Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    These popularity contests appear inconsequential to many but ultimately benefit USC, especially when in the company of top ivy league schools. Btw, did you see the full page ad in the Wall Street Journal today by USC? It highlights the fact we offer the largest financial aid pool of any university in the USA at $235 mill. It's a photo of Bovard and is simply gorgeous.
  • themegastudthemegastud Registered User Posts: 868 Member
    SeattleTW -- actually, I didn't know about the ad until you mentioned it here. Thanks for calling attention to it! Here's the link for anyone who's curious:

    The Wall Street Journal Online - WSJ.com Log In
  • SeattleTWSeattleTW Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    You bet; actually the ads appeared in several major newspapers, including the NYT and Seattle Times.
  • Georgia GirlGeorgia Girl Registered User Posts: 3,771 Senior Member
    The London USC Alumni Club had a well publicized reception for the USC Olympians which was held at a historic private club. Videos and photos were featured in some British newspapers.
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