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University of Southern California

Average School Rating

Rated 3.5/5

Average School Difficulty

2.9/5

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University of Southern California, located in CA, was one of the best colleges in the US in 2016.

On StudySoup we currently have 41,368 notetakers from University of Southern California who over the last few years have created 900 documents across 475 classes in 109 subjects.

www.usc.edu/ University Park Los Angeles CA 90089 (213) 740-2311
Undergrad Students
18,445
Total Students
41,368
Acceptance Rate
20%
Study Materials
900
Reviews
248
Prof. Reviews
368
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into University of Southern California?

Acceptance Rate

18%

In the 2013 school year, 51,920 applicants applied to University of Southern California. Out of which 9,358 of the applicants were admitted and 1,142,240 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to University of Southern California?

Total Enrollment


41,368



The enrollment breakdown at University of Southern California includes 11,422 Freshmen which make up 27% of the student body. There are 18,445 undergraduate students, which count for 44% and 22,923 graduate students who make up the remaining 55%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from University of Southern California?

4 Year Graduation Rate

91%

At University of Southern California, 91% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.9/5

Campus

Rated 4.7/5

Library

Rated 4.5/5

Happiness

Rated 4.5/5

Clubs

Rated 4.5/5

Location

Rated 4.7/5

Social

Rated 4.5/5

Food

Rated 4.0/5

Opportunities

Rated 4.7/5

Safety

Rated 0.5/5

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I hated USC at first cus it was hard to make friends, but after another year here, joining a club, going to a retreat, going to events, doing AB spring break, USC ExCEL, and going out when someone asked, I made A LOT more friends. Fight on! The girls are 10's, the Greek row is highly active, the gamedays are energizing, the weather is 75 all-year-round, and the amount of intelligent people is growing every year. It's basically near perfect when you think of college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has a lot of resources for all students and the campus is great. If you do not find a clique or group of people be lonely and isolated. I had 3 friends the entire time there and felt isolated and depressed the whole time. Be extroverted or don't care too much. Also, very liberal/progressive overall. They operate a business rather than give the students quality in their education. People don't go to a school like USC for the education quality but for the brand. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is the quintessential west coast school. Fight On! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    We are exceptionally well-represented in the media and entertainment industry (SCA, Annenberg), Silicon Valley (Viterbi), and the Cali corporate world (Marshall). You WILL meet people here that will help you get to where you want to go. I already have a job in my dream field of study, and I haven't even graduated yet. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great School, great people, great fun. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a phenomenal school all around. The support was amazing and I am seeing the opportunities it has presented with me and I am so excited to graduate and get started with my new awesome career. Thanks USC!!!! My only complaint is the tuition is steep but I guess you get what you pay for. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm happy where I am! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an incredible school. The trojan family is not something you want to miss out on being a part of. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I would highly recommend USC. All my teachers so far have been great. There is always something happening on campus so no matter what you are into there will be something for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a fabulous school for risk takers and go-getters. It's an amazing opportunity to be a student here. Was worried about the location but it's actually been great, there are metro stops outside to get to other parts of LA and the campus is very much a safe bubble. The food is good as long as you stick away from EVK. People are super friendly and nearly everyone is hot. Also the academics are amazing and quite hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I like USC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I absolutely love this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a great university and I'm so happy I chose to come here. So far USC has been awesome! Definitely the perfect choice for me. I love the school spirit-- Trojan football games and tailgates are amazing! Greek life is very big here and I've had a little trouble making friends not being in a house. Just get involved! Campus is stunning& academics strong ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nestled in South Central, USC can be at times suffocating. Most classes regardless of your major are challenging but then again, its college and its supposed to be hard, which makes this school's graduates so prepared to be the leaders in the work force. There is a strong sense of community and family in the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Undergra Marshall advising office is really not here to help, if you try to get into a class, they won't help you, all they keep saying is that sorry you cannot add in, and it seems their supervisor cannot understand english, if you ask how the online registration works, they still say sorry we can not add you in, gosh, you didnt answer what i ask. There are a lot of jocks but also a lot of smart kids. The school is basically UCLA but twice the cost. The school pride here is amazing and alumni and current students alike rave about their Trojan love and often use of them. Marvelous campus but in a sketch location. However, if you would like a attend USC as undergrad, you need to think wise. From my own experience, most of the professors have amazing education background and awards, but they do not how to teach! If I had the chance, I would have picked UC system for my undergrad ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC isn't a bad school, but let's be clear - it's a rich kid school. Frat and sorority dominate social scene. Many choices to have fun in LA though the school's location is horrible. Not really for pre-grad school nerds. Expensive but probably worth the class size, fountains, new equipments and buildings, etc. Overall just the stereotypical large private school in a metropolitan. You pay a lot to get in, and that mindset is reflected in the school's attitude, so if you don't like feeling like a cash cow, find somewhere else. That being said, the professors are excellent and the campus is nice, it's just the rest that is lacking. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Best networking in the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Honestly, USC is pretty awesome. Overall the experience is like with many other elite universities, but at USC the uniqueness comes into play with how it prepares you for the next level. Courses are challenging, and there are a few too rich for their own good types, but there's usually a lot of support along the way. I'll definitely miss it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing university! There is nothing like the Trojan Family. There is no other school that perfectly embodies the slogan work hard, play hard. Fight on! There is so much opportunity! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing university! Every student loves being here because of different reasons. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Avoid EVK when eating (Worst food on campus). As cheesy and cliched as it sounds there's something for everyone. Also, the best people and professors! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best decision I've made thus far Fight On! GO SC! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great all-around school and experience The two major detractions are: location and cost. We are inhibited by our surrounding neighborhood and the cost of any school should not be anywhere near where USC is right now. However, there is a fantastic network, outstanding opportunities and a community that promotes a fruitful social/student life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fight on! and beat UCLA! Great location near downtown LA and in beautiful weather all year long too. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The USC campus itself is very safe, but it is located in South Central Los Angeles, which has a reputation for being an unsafe neighborhood Work hard play hard attitude definitely seen everywhere. Teachers have been great so far the program seems challenging but rewarding. I''m enjoying my time here for sure. If you want large lecture classes that allows you to blend into the crowd you can have it. If you'd rather have small, intimate seminars, that's available, too. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love it. I love it and would highly recommend looking into it no matter what you're interested in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an absolutely amazing school. Fight On! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great professors, brilliant students, unprecedented connections. This is my dream school :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is awesome all around, but the neighborhood is really sketchy. Not just a sports school The campus is beautiful, the weather is great and the location is perfect for internships, but if you're not the incredibly social type, you will feel lonely. Apply to Thematic Option, they have great classes! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is amazing. Everyone is so spirited, full of ambitious people that make yourself ambitious as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I feel bad for anybody who does not go to this school FIGHT ON!! I am extremely happy to be here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Overall a great school, no regrets. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The alumni network, diversity, teaching faculty, job offers and resources offered are the best. I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, everyone is friendly, and the professors are amazing. I have had so many wonderful opportunities because of this school. The Trojan Family is REAL. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If you go anywhere else, you will be a Bruin, Tree, Husky, Duck or whatever, for four years, but- coming to USC, you will be a Trojan forever. There are very many resources available. The students should really make use of all the resources because they are very helpful. Apply to scholarships though cause it's not cheap. The VAC program for MSW is very intense, it's not for all students because it is highly competitive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The atmosphere feels welcoming. I feel connected with everyone and that people actually care about my well being. Yes tuition is steep, but it is so worth it. Trojan for LIFE :) Given the opportunity, attending USC would be one of the best decision you ever make. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has all the charms of a small school with the resources of a large one. Tough to balance frat and good grades, but completely worth trying to do both. The school is super affordable, only $60,000 a year. That factor obviously needs to reverse or halt soon because it is pretty ridiculous to charge that kind of money especially in Downtown LA where homeless crackheads roam near, and often ON campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love my school, and am glad I made the right choice! Highly recommended! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has been really good to me. The curriculum here is harder than Stanford and Ivies, so even though it's a little easier to get into (for now), students come out incredibly prepared for the real world. Incredible industry connections. Great professors. LA is the center of the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an incredible school in just about every single way. You won't find this type of experience anywhere else. The greatest college ever. Oh, and rush. The mantra of 'work hard, play hard' is very true here. I also enjoy that USC is not only an academic powerhouse but it excels in athletics and the arts. Don't get me wrong, it has its flaws (*coughcough* tuition hikes) but, other than that, the majority of the student body loves it there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    normal teaching quality It's definitely not without its issues, esp. with tuition fees. Financial aid covers all of my tuition but it's less kind to other students. So far it's been a good experience. USC campus and immediate surrounding areas are very safe. I love the education, love the professors, but the social scene is not for me. I come from a life of poverty and if you grew up in the same environment, you'll feel isolated in this school. Made more friends outside of school in LA rather than in school. I definitely don't feel connected to this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I have mixed feelings about this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I transferred from a 4 year liberal arts college and it was one of the best decisions of my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There is a reason why this place is everybody's dream school... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Sometimes the wifi sucks... Just remember to give it time and NEVER think there's anything wrong with you. There's a TON of opportunities here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school. Many guest speakers, pre-professional seminars, and great departments give this university its prestige, but a number of severe institutional issues prevent it from being a top, elite school. Clubs are one of the 3 S's STEM, Social, or Service-related, and campus lacks a political voice ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Awesome school to study!! Fight on ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred here from another top-tier school up north(UCBerk). Would have made no toher better choice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Such a fun school with great school spirit! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is fantastic, but I wish it wasn't in downtown Los Angeles. Fight on USC! It's a great school with challenging professors and interesting classes that relate to real life. All of the clubs and opportunities in LA are awesome too! ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I hated USC at first cus it was hard to make friends, but after another year here, joining a club, going to a retreat, going to events, doing AB spring break, USC ExCEL, and going out when someone asked, I made A LOT more friends. Fight on! The girls are 10's, the Greek row is highly active, the gamedays are energizing, the weather is 75 all-year-round, and the amount of intelligent people is growing every year. It's basically near perfect when you think of college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has a lot of resources for all students and the campus is great. If you do not find a clique or group of people be lonely and isolated. I had 3 friends the entire time there and felt isolated and depressed the whole time. Be extroverted or don't care too much. Also, very liberal/progressive overall. They operate a business rather than give the students quality in their education. People don't go to a school like USC for the education quality but for the brand. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is the quintessential west coast school. Fight On! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    We are exceptionally well-represented in the media and entertainment industry (SCA, Annenberg), Silicon Valley (Viterbi), and the Cali corporate world (Marshall). You WILL meet people here that will help you get to where you want to go. I already have a job in my dream field of study, and I haven't even graduated yet. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great School, great people, great fun. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a phenomenal school all around. The support was amazing and I am seeing the opportunities it has presented with me and I am so excited to graduate and get started with my new awesome career. Thanks USC!!!! My only complaint is the tuition is steep but I guess you get what you pay for. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm happy where I am! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an incredible school. The trojan family is not something you want to miss out on being a part of. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I would highly recommend USC. All my teachers so far have been great. There is always something happening on campus so no matter what you are into there will be something for you. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a fabulous school for risk takers and go-getters. It's an amazing opportunity to be a student here. Was worried about the location but it's actually been great, there are metro stops outside to get to other parts of LA and the campus is very much a safe bubble. The food is good as long as you stick away from EVK. People are super friendly and nearly everyone is hot. Also the academics are amazing and quite hard. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I like USC. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I absolutely love this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is a great university and I'm so happy I chose to come here. So far USC has been awesome! Definitely the perfect choice for me. I love the school spirit-- Trojan football games and tailgates are amazing! Greek life is very big here and I've had a little trouble making friends not being in a house. Just get involved! Campus is stunning& academics strong ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Nestled in South Central, USC can be at times suffocating. Most classes regardless of your major are challenging but then again, its college and its supposed to be hard, which makes this school's graduates so prepared to be the leaders in the work force. There is a strong sense of community and family in the school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Undergra Marshall advising office is really not here to help, if you try to get into a class, they won't help you, all they keep saying is that sorry you cannot add in, and it seems their supervisor cannot understand english, if you ask how the online registration works, they still say sorry we can not add you in, gosh, you didnt answer what i ask. There are a lot of jocks but also a lot of smart kids. The school is basically UCLA but twice the cost. The school pride here is amazing and alumni and current students alike rave about their Trojan love and often use of them. Marvelous campus but in a sketch location. However, if you would like a attend USC as undergrad, you need to think wise. From my own experience, most of the professors have amazing education background and awards, but they do not how to teach! If I had the chance, I would have picked UC system for my undergrad ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC isn't a bad school, but let's be clear - it's a rich kid school. Frat and sorority dominate social scene. Many choices to have fun in LA though the school's location is horrible. Not really for pre-grad school nerds. Expensive but probably worth the class size, fountains, new equipments and buildings, etc. Overall just the stereotypical large private school in a metropolitan. You pay a lot to get in, and that mindset is reflected in the school's attitude, so if you don't like feeling like a cash cow, find somewhere else. That being said, the professors are excellent and the campus is nice, it's just the rest that is lacking. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Best networking in the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Honestly, USC is pretty awesome. Overall the experience is like with many other elite universities, but at USC the uniqueness comes into play with how it prepares you for the next level. Courses are challenging, and there are a few too rich for their own good types, but there's usually a lot of support along the way. I'll definitely miss it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing university! There is nothing like the Trojan Family. There is no other school that perfectly embodies the slogan work hard, play hard. Fight on! There is so much opportunity! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    An amazing university! Every student loves being here because of different reasons. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Avoid EVK when eating (Worst food on campus). As cheesy and cliched as it sounds there's something for everyone. Also, the best people and professors! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Best decision I've made thus far Fight On! GO SC! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great all-around school and experience The two major detractions are: location and cost. We are inhibited by our surrounding neighborhood and the cost of any school should not be anywhere near where USC is right now. However, there is a fantastic network, outstanding opportunities and a community that promotes a fruitful social/student life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Fight on! and beat UCLA! Great location near downtown LA and in beautiful weather all year long too. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The USC campus itself is very safe, but it is located in South Central Los Angeles, which has a reputation for being an unsafe neighborhood Work hard play hard attitude definitely seen everywhere. Teachers have been great so far the program seems challenging but rewarding. I''m enjoying my time here for sure. If you want large lecture classes that allows you to blend into the crowd you can have it. If you'd rather have small, intimate seminars, that's available, too. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Love it. I love it and would highly recommend looking into it no matter what you're interested in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an absolutely amazing school. Fight On! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great professors, brilliant students, unprecedented connections. This is my dream school :) ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is awesome all around, but the neighborhood is really sketchy. Not just a sports school The campus is beautiful, the weather is great and the location is perfect for internships, but if you're not the incredibly social type, you will feel lonely. Apply to Thematic Option, they have great classes! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is amazing. Everyone is so spirited, full of ambitious people that make yourself ambitious as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I feel bad for anybody who does not go to this school FIGHT ON!! I am extremely happy to be here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Overall a great school, no regrets. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The alumni network, diversity, teaching faculty, job offers and resources offered are the best. I cannot imagine myself anywhere else. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, everyone is friendly, and the professors are amazing. I have had so many wonderful opportunities because of this school. The Trojan Family is REAL. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    If you go anywhere else, you will be a Bruin, Tree, Husky, Duck or whatever, for four years, but- coming to USC, you will be a Trojan forever. There are very many resources available. The students should really make use of all the resources because they are very helpful. Apply to scholarships though cause it's not cheap. The VAC program for MSW is very intense, it's not for all students because it is highly competitive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    The atmosphere feels welcoming. I feel connected with everyone and that people actually care about my well being. Yes tuition is steep, but it is so worth it. Trojan for LIFE :) Given the opportunity, attending USC would be one of the best decision you ever make. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has all the charms of a small school with the resources of a large one. Tough to balance frat and good grades, but completely worth trying to do both. The school is super affordable, only $60,000 a year. That factor obviously needs to reverse or halt soon because it is pretty ridiculous to charge that kind of money especially in Downtown LA where homeless crackheads roam near, and often ON campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love my school, and am glad I made the right choice! Highly recommended! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    USC has been really good to me. The curriculum here is harder than Stanford and Ivies, so even though it's a little easier to get into (for now), students come out incredibly prepared for the real world. Incredible industry connections. Great professors. LA is the center of the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is an incredible school in just about every single way. You won't find this type of experience anywhere else. The greatest college ever. Oh, and rush. The mantra of 'work hard, play hard' is very true here. I also enjoy that USC is not only an academic powerhouse but it excels in athletics and the arts. Don't get me wrong, it has its flaws (*coughcough* tuition hikes) but, other than that, the majority of the student body loves it there. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    normal teaching quality It's definitely not without its issues, esp. with tuition fees. Financial aid covers all of my tuition but it's less kind to other students. So far it's been a good experience. USC campus and immediate surrounding areas are very safe. I love the education, love the professors, but the social scene is not for me. I come from a life of poverty and if you grew up in the same environment, you'll feel isolated in this school. Made more friends outside of school in LA rather than in school. I definitely don't feel connected to this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I have mixed feelings about this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I transferred from a 4 year liberal arts college and it was one of the best decisions of my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    There is a reason why this place is everybody's dream school... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Sometimes the wifi sucks... Just remember to give it time and NEVER think there's anything wrong with you. There's a TON of opportunities here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love this school. Many guest speakers, pre-professional seminars, and great departments give this university its prestige, but a number of severe institutional issues prevent it from being a top, elite school. Clubs are one of the 3 S's STEM, Social, or Service-related, and campus lacks a political voice ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Awesome school to study!! Fight on ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred here from another top-tier school up north(UCBerk). Would have made no toher better choice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Such a fun school with great school spirit! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    USC is fantastic, but I wish it wasn't in downtown Los Angeles. Fight on USC! It's a great school with challenging professors and interesting classes that relate to real life. All of the clubs and opportunities in LA are awesome too! ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 5/5
    Myka is the absolute sweetest professor out there!! She is so knowledgeable and facilitates great discussions about the content. The team-based learning format of the class takes getting used to, but ultimately, it really enhances the learning experience and keeps you accountable to keep up with the class. TAKE HER CLASS!! You won't regret it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Though I am not a big fan of Lototsky, I have to say that he is a decent professor. He tries to cover many in-depth material that is beyond the scope of the class, but this could make you more confused. His tests are really similar to old tests, which are available online. Homework is fine, and quizzes could be annoying but this depends on the TA. You should definitely take him for Math 407. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The course is introductory Chinese, so it easy. Professor Fang made it as easy as possible for her students to pick up the Chinese tones. Friendly class where participation held a key role. Tests are easy. Online homework gets harder with each lesson, but effectively prepares you for the tests. The textbook is free online, but you must buy workbook ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Parish is entirely unqualified to teach this class. Her lectures had absolutely no relation to the midterm and final. There was no reason to attend her class but attendance was mandatory. She holds herself aloof to other opinions and criticisms. Not accessible by email, very hard to work with. I would never recommend her class to another student. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Read the textbook and do homework from other professors' website, that's how you learn all about probability. The worst! Basically just ask you to do all the practice problems in the book. I have seen such a prof. Usually, profs will pick some important problems to let you do, but he just ask you to do everything! Boring lecturer! He is so bad, please avoid him! Unclear lecture. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    This class was difficult only because CS is hard to learn for most people who don't have coding experience. ITP 165 is set up so that you have 20 minutes of lecture and then an hour to do a lab 'by yourself', which really means that you try to do the assignment and then if you get stuck, the TAs and Heather will walk you through. I'm normally AWFUL at coding but somehow I got good at it through this class. Amazing class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor, interesting subject. Material is hard but he makes it easy to succeed. Show up and pay attention and it's an easy A. Can probably get by without going, but there's no reason not to- he's a captivating speaker and is clearly passionate about his work. Thank god he gives study guides because without them the exams would be almost impossible to pass. Would take again. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Literally everything is tested out of the textbook. Class attendance is mandatory if you want to do well, but with her amazing lectures you don't really want to skip class. 3 non-cumulative midterms and a lot of chances for extra credit. The best thing is, you can easily get 90300 by showing up to discussions and doing the assignments-takes 5 mins, really. I thought her classes are clear and interesting. She makes me consider taking PSYC as minor. But it is quite hard to get an A in her class as the tests are both too-in-depth and weirdly- focused. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Welper is not the best lecturer, but he's a nice guy, gives very little homework (compared to other math classes at USC) and has SUPER easy exams. That being said, you don't learn as much, but you get a relatively good grade. Consider the trade-off wisely. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Unless you are interested in pursuing Psychology, I do not recommend this class at all. She doesn't cover everything you need to know in class and gets side tracked easily. Make sure to read the textbook or do the inquizitives. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Renken is a phenomenal professor. The lectures are interesting but a significant amount of material on the exams comes from the textbook as well, which she makes clear. Get research participation out of the way early so you're not stuck with a paper. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Cardinal creates an atmosphere that allows you to make mistakes, learn from them, and confidence to try new things. , TAKE HER COURSE! It is worth it and she is there to support you and facilitate growth. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Vague about what she wants. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    She is very enthusiastic about the subject matter and is very detailed when explaining key concepts and terms did a good job clarifying terms from lecture. She is a tough grader, but available to meet outside office hours and willing to help you with the readings. But overall, it was a good section. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Heather is an awesome teacher. However, Professor Romero and the TAs are incredibly helpful during labs and homework assignments. There is one assignment per week (1-5 hours of work, they get more difficult throughout the semester), but there is always help available. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took this class because I wanted to learn more about specifics of global warming. Very glad I took his climate change class. No paper. Julien really made the experience for me. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion and enthusiasm for the subject really shines through his lectures. It also didn't hurt that he doesn't agree with how students are graded and would help us study for the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Fulman is extremely smart. He goes through lecture very quickly & tends to skip steps when doing problems. That being said, he really cares about the curriculum & does his best to help you understand. He's also a very fast grader. Quizzes, no homework, 2 midterms, final. Do as many problems as you can. Study hard for the final and you'll be fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I really enjoyed his class as well as his teaching. grading is all based on weekly lab quizzes, midterm and final (which are all multiple choice), and in class pop quizzes that are more about making people come to class than actually testing your knowledge. overall, i would recommend him Any questions, just go to his office hours, he's almost always available for his students. Read the book, ask questions and you'll be fine. The labs are easy too, nothing too difficult to understand. Labs will save you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Hard for a intro psych class. She's not very engaging and pretty much just reads the lecture notes, and the tests are based 100% on the textbook. Pretty much need to memorize the textbook to get an A. I studied hard and got a solid B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Stott is a very good professor, He knows the materials well and can explain well, but you must pay attention to him. Helpful and informative. Kind and approachable. Keeps you interested in the topic ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Lecture itself not very valuable, the course is structured well enough that you will learn by doing homework and reading all by yourself. Indeed he contradicts himself. Better check your homework cause graders grade terribly, and he doesn't go through them, only publishes the solutions. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Emerson keeps everything organized by printing notes and providing all the theorems/formulas for success. I think he would be great for lower level math but this level is just really hard to comprehend(still recommend though). Emerson and TA can be huge allies but I advise u if you get into trouble visit the Math Center for all math-related needs. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    if you are in a STEM field, this class is an easy A. I don't recommend taking it for a GE unless you have good background in science. Always can answer questions and knows what she's talking about. Posts lecture slides online, but you should still go to class because she will tell you what's important for you to know and go into more depth. VERY interesting class, took it just for fun and loving it so far! Scantron midterms, just 2, not too bad! Def read the book ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Topics covered in class are interesting & she is very knowledgable. class involves reading. no way around it there's a lot to learn in this class. Exams are easy. Papers not so much. contrary to what one post above declares, she does not call on people who are talking or sleeping. She knows what she's talking about & goes deep into the topics. Lots of readings but if you attend lecture & take notes, you can get away with only a few. Exams are easy as she gives a study guide. Papers are on interesting topics & I enjoyed writing them. Would take her again! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    If you're interested in social issues/intersectionality, it's decent. Some readings are fun but there are too many. You can get away with being selective. Sign in for attendance but it's not part of the grade in the syllabus(?) Exams are based on a list of terms she provides. Reference the readings in your essays and you'll be fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    If you don't read the textbook, get ready to fail. The lectures are extremely bland and the material covered is not interesting at all. The exams are difficult and completely based off of the textbook. You have to read the boring book to pass. Do not take unless you plan on going to med school Not the most enjoyable class but an easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Good for a GE if you like reading. if you review the blackboard material, it will be easy to get good score Yes there's a lot of reading but he chooses really accessible translations and you can get by with sparknotes. This is the best GE I've taken by far, and the TAs were great. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    She is amazing as a TA and she helped me with my paper outlines. She is prompt with her responses to the paper outlines and expects us to work on it. I liked her dedication to her work and her review sessions are super helpful before midterm and finals. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Renken was really sweet, her lectures were to the point, very standard. She is a good lecturer and her class is semi interesting but her tests are impossible. I showed up to every class and spent days studying and got a B- in the class. There are no study guides and everythings fair game so its really up to chance what will and wont be on the test. Take Chopp instead. Test average was C... and theres no curve... ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Be ready to finish the readings before the sections as she expects class participation. ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 4/5
    Literally everything is tested out of the textbook. Class attendance is mandatory if you want to do well, but with her amazing lectures you don't really want to skip class. 3 non-cumulative midterms and a lot of chances for extra credit. The best thing is, you can easily get 90300 by showing up to discussions and doing the assignments-takes 5 mins, really. I thought her classes are clear and interesting. She makes me consider taking PSYC as minor. But it is quite hard to get an A in her class as the tests are both too-in-depth and weirdly- focused. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
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  • Class rating 2/5
    Unless you are interested in pursuing Psychology, I do not recommend this class at all. She doesn't cover everything you need to know in class and gets side tracked easily. Make sure to read the textbook or do the inquizitives. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Renken is a phenomenal professor. The lectures are interesting but a significant amount of material on the exams comes from the textbook as well, which she makes clear. Get research participation out of the way early so you're not stuck with a paper. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Cardinal creates an atmosphere that allows you to make mistakes, learn from them, and confidence to try new things. , TAKE HER COURSE! It is worth it and she is there to support you and facilitate growth. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
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  • Class rating 4/5
    She is very enthusiastic about the subject matter and is very detailed when explaining key concepts and terms did a good job clarifying terms from lecture. She is a tough grader, but available to meet outside office hours and willing to help you with the readings. But overall, it was a good section. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Heather is an awesome teacher. However, Professor Romero and the TAs are incredibly helpful during labs and homework assignments. There is one assignment per week (1-5 hours of work, they get more difficult throughout the semester), but there is always help available. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took this class because I wanted to learn more about specifics of global warming. Very glad I took his climate change class. No paper. Julien really made the experience for me. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion and enthusiasm for the subject really shines through his lectures. It also didn't hurt that he doesn't agree with how students are graded and would help us study for the exams. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Fulman is extremely smart. He goes through lecture very quickly & tends to skip steps when doing problems. That being said, he really cares about the curriculum & does his best to help you understand. He's also a very fast grader. Quizzes, no homework, 2 midterms, final. Do as many problems as you can. Study hard for the final and you'll be fine. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I really enjoyed his class as well as his teaching. grading is all based on weekly lab quizzes, midterm and final (which are all multiple choice), and in class pop quizzes that are more about making people come to class than actually testing your knowledge. overall, i would recommend him Any questions, just go to his office hours, he's almost always available for his students. Read the book, ask questions and you'll be fine. The labs are easy too, nothing too difficult to understand. Labs will save you. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Hard for a intro psych class. She's not very engaging and pretty much just reads the lecture notes, and the tests are based 100% on the textbook. Pretty much need to memorize the textbook to get an A. I studied hard and got a solid B. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
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  • Class rating 3/5
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    Emerson keeps everything organized by printing notes and providing all the theorems/formulas for success. I think he would be great for lower level math but this level is just really hard to comprehend(still recommend though). Emerson and TA can be huge allies but I advise u if you get into trouble visit the Math Center for all math-related needs. ...Continue reading

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