For your 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 day. If you find yourself going for a class, starting an internship, or snagging employment on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles set you back and from the wellness Science Campus, which can be located about 10 miles northeast of the main campus, throughout the day.
The service that students tell me they cannot live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by fellow students, this free service is merely like a taxi and operates late into the night, so whether you’ve got a late night at the library or at a friend’s apartment, you have a safe and reliable way to obtain house.
The central hub of LA’s metro and rail systems in addition to campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services operates a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union Station. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California’s commuter train Metrolink, and Los Angeles Metro’s light rail and bus line hub. Exactly What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can just about get anywhere in California. Not only that, but Union Station is really a short walk from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street have to offer.
To explore more of exactly what the City of Angels is offering, there is an awesome general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops starting up in the near future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to stylish Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, go up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend every day at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, mind 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 not having a motor vehicle is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You might even get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping within the passenger chair.
If it seems easy, you’re perhaps not doing it appropriate
Today’s post is written by visitor blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.
Well, the hour has arrived. The reading that is long has arrived at an end.
Numerous various thoughts compete for my attention, that makes it difficult for me to start. My brain is racing. So I’ll start out with the simple stuff: some fundamental numbers.
Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. We offered autumn admission to about 8,400 students, and we anticipate approximately 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is greater than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, and also the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come from all 50 states, over 70 countries that are different and from all walks of life. And a lot of them really like sushi.
There is difficult stuff: First, we are exhausted. Since mid-November, this outstanding group has put it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose records, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who applied. We have been also sad. We met many outstanding students as we began reading. But at the finish, we should make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate very really, so when we realize we must bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get just a little cranky. We now have a saying across the office: it right if it seems easy, you’re not doing.
And lots of nutrients: we have been excited. We can’t wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC year * that is next shmoop.pro. We are motivated, filled up with hope for our future. So many of our kids are filled with optimism, plus they fully expect, also assume they will take the global world in a better direction. Exactly what a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read about the great dreams of our pupils, and we imagine them in our community — within our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The near future sure looks bright from where we sit.
I hope all students who stumble into this website find the right college for them: one that helps them achieve their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights.