Getting Around La. Each year we find that more and more pupils are arriving at USC without a car and students that are inevitably prospective a lot of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s also feasible to get around the town without one. I have always been happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the conventional ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of choices for many who decided to keep their cars at home. USC especially offers a true range options for pupils who prefer mass transit over mass traffic.

For the grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a ton of shuttle buses that run in and around the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire day. Yourself taking a class, starting an internship, or snagging a job on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles run to and from the Health Science Campus, which is located about 10 miles northeast of the main campus, throughout the day if you find.

The solution that students tell me personally they cannot live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free service is simply like a taxi and operates late into the night time, so you have a safe and reliable way to get home whether you have a late night at the library or at a friend’s apartment.

In addition to campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services operates a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union facility, the central hub of LA’s metro and rail systems. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California’s commuter train Metrolink, and Los Angeles Metro’s light rail and bus line hub. Just What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can essentially go anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is just a walk that is short all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need certainly to offer.

To explore more of what the City of Angels has to offer, there is an incredible public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops starting up in the future right throughout the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to stylish Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, get up north to the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend on a daily basis at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, head south and check the Aquarium out of the Pacific or the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and enjoy Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, that you need to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars available to rent at USC by the hour or by the day, in addition to our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus if you ever find!

I think you’ll find that perhaps not having car is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You might also get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping into the passenger chair.

It right if it seems easy, you’re not doing

Today’s post is written by visitor blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.

Well, the hour has arrived. The reading that is long has visited an end.

Many various emotions compete for my attention, which makes it difficult for me to start. My head is rushing. Therefore I’ll begin with the stuff that is simple some basic numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than this past year. We offered fall admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect approximately 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is higher than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come from all 50 states, over 70 different countries, and from all walks of life. And lots of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding place it all in the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who applied. We are also sad. We met many outstanding students as we began reading. But at the final, we ought to make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate really really, then when we realize we should bid farewell to many perfectly suitable prospects, we get a little cranky. We’ve a saying across the office: if it appears easy, you’re not doing it right.

And lots of good stuff: we’re excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are encouraged, filled up with hope for our future. So lots of our students are filled with optimism, as well as fully expect, also assume they will just take the global world in a better direction. What a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — inside our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come true. The near future looks that are sure from where we sit.

I really hope all students who stumble into this website find the right school them reach their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights for them: one that will help.

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