University of Southern California (USC)
University of Southern California (USC) is a private research institution situated in Los Angeles, California that has 19,000 undergraduate students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1, and the average class size is 26 students per class. They have 150 majors and minors.
I’m personally interested in film, and they have a cinematic school on campus. Studying cinematic arts in Los Angeles is unlike any other because they are in the film and entertainment capital of the world. Here, students have unlimited access to the best internships and job prospects because they’re in such close proximity to the best production studios and business. Alumni of USC have done amazing work. When I heard the creators of Star Wars, Gray’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Black Panther and the director of Kanye West are all alumni of USC and that USC ‘s alumni have over 300 Oscar nominations and over 100 wins, I was so surprised and shocked that I wasn’t able to close my eyes nor close my mouth. I also think it’s really cool that the real film productions actually come to USC’s campus to film for actual movies and TV series.
In addition to this, I think it’s nice that the changing of majors is welcomed at USC so if you change your mind and you want to switch to another major, you can. Also, because USC tries to have their students do six different internships before they graduate, students are more likely to figure out what they like and don’t like to do and therefore know what they really want to do for their job after they graduate.
So, through my experience at USC today, I believe I would have the best experiences there if I joined this school.
L.S M3 (girl)
The most impressive thing about USC is not only that it is one of the top colleges nationwide with a high education level, but also, if you considered USC as a country, the total medal count that USC graduates have claimed, it would rank 13th in terms of medals per number of people. When our guide told me about this, I first thought about top Japanese universities. I thought, “I have never heard of a Tokyo University graduate achieving something in sports, nor from other top universities in Japan such as Keio or Kyoto University”.
I think the achievements by USC graduates couldn’t be achieved if this college’s education style and educational goals were limited to “college level”. USC’s style of education made USC special for me on this tour; I was surprised to hear all of the amazing things students do outside of their class studies. They have even let students fly a rocket!
USC lets and encourages students to research things that they are interested in, instead of forcing them to study indoors the whole day and this is very appealing to me.
M.S M3 (boy)