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The University of Southern California

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB
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Helpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Aug 23 2004
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
I know that we are not supposed to comment on others' reviews…however, I can't let all the unbridled hostility towards the supposed prevalence of the Greek system go unheeded. I am pretty much one of those who cannot see the point of the Greek system and I have never gone to a party on the Row; nor have I consumed alcohol, taken illicit substances, etc. If Greek life were so huge at USC as some like to suggest, I would be the first whining about it. However, the frats and sororities can be easily ignored if you are not into them. If you are getting annoyed with them, it can only be because you are looking for trouble in that area. People wear shirts with their frat and sorority logos on them a lot, but that's as far as it goes. I only recently found out that one of my friends was in the same sorority as one of my classmates…you'd think that if sororities were the only things on these people's minds, I would have found out a lot sooner. The generalization that people at USC are just trashy is just flat-out stupid. As for questions about the students' wealth (which have to do with stats and not opinions, so this is definitely fair game), the average student's parents at UCLA make more than those at USC; most of the students at USC are on some sort of financial aid. Sure, there are a handful who come from super-wealthy places like Palos Verdes, but you have that lot in every university.

Some people are just crybabies. I made plenty of good friends during my stay at USC (who don't fit into that superficial, trashy mold that some of you espouse). I'm no social butterfly, and if I can make the college work, then there's no excuse for the rest of you.

The main problem I have with the school is the marching band. Now, how can we harass frats for being clique-y (and some are, I'm not trying to absolve all frats of responsibility) and let the marching band go by? These people are the epitome of the clique-ish snobs. Plus, they are ANNOYING. How many times have I woken up at 6 AM because they were blasting our inane fight song (I have school spirit, really I do, but after waking up unnecessarily early countless times by the same stupid song, it gets old!) practically right outside the window? I think that USC should make some sort of rule or regulation regarding such disturbances, so that the marching band can't do that. But it probably won't happen…too many people seem to salivate over the MB because they were in Forrest Gump and played with OutKast…sigh

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