It is easy to find your place at this school because the environment is amazingly friendly and welcoming. The people are so friendly and collaborative, and the residential college system gives you an automatic support system and built-in friends/family.Greek life is huge here and many people get involved. There is no malice, but it is clear that intermingling between races only truly occurs in the classroom. While people are smart, the atmosphere is close-knit and not cutthroat, which I've come to realize is hugely important when I hear my friends at other top universities talk about the pressure and competition they suffer through.
USC is a bit expensive however, hardworking students can come in with large scholarships to defray this cost.
I definitely think that this experience is worth the cost of living and expenses out here and will truly pay off in the end.
All of these classes have highly esteemed professors who devote many hours to teaching their students to perform music at a high level.
The school is small and most of the students know each other making it easy to collaborate.
Every building is safe and you need an ID to get in. The only thing I would like to see change is the cost of tuition being more affordable.