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The University of Southern California

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC- Excess CompetitionB-
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsB
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Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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Date: May 20 2005
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Honestly, I had a bad mind frame coming to USC. I am a transfer student and I worked hard but I was not accepted in to UCLA, and so I either had a choice between UCSD or USC. And I have to say that it was the biggest mistake of my life. The economics department is the biggest mess in the whole school. The former advisor, Marie Reyes, is an idiot and she does not know what is going on, and so they brought on a new advisor who is going to need time to understand everything. Honestly, for 30,000 a year I do not think I am getting my monies is worth at all. I have a 3.6 GPA, which is not that bad, but the classes are so full of BS. The GE requirement is a way to get money out of you. I am not into the party and I commute about 45 mins so I am not into the activities in campus that much. I am almost done right now with the USC course work and I have to say that I have had such a bad experience that if I had a chance I would start over from the beginning at UCLA and spend another 2 years there. Also what I think is the biggest overall joke in the school is the damn Foreign Language requirement, almost all schools have 2 semester requirement but for some reason USC is 3 semester and going in I did not know that and I honestly would have gone to UCSD instead of USC if I had known that I have to waste my time over this. It is annoying because Marshall School of Business does not need to do this requirement but almost everyone else has too. I know this is not Politically Correct, but the requirement is just welfare for the Spanish Department, the requirement is there so they have jobs. Cause with the GE requirement and foreign language requirement, you are literally wasting a semesters worth of classes on this stuff. In addition, the messed up thing is that I speak another language fluently but I have a hard time reading and writing and so I have to take Spanish, which I could care less about, while I guarantee that 70-90% of the faculty, and advisors themselves do not know any other language. However, as I said I am biased because I really wanted to go to UCLA and I regret it everyday so maybe you should look at another review for more accurate info.
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