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University of Southern California

465 Reviews

Locations:   Los Angeles (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $61,503

87% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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In Debt

Reviewed: 1/18/2021


If you are white, you'll have a decent experience with this school. You'll be able to meet with advisors and professors in a timely fashion, get relevant feedback, connections and help. You'll essentially get what you pay for: instruction, objective feedback etc. If you're not white, hold on to your hat. You'll be ignored, probably told to leave, you'll have to hold meetings and formal inquiries to get basic needs met. It's even more difficult online because I sometimes have to rely on my white peers... Read More

Morgan Pavey

Reviewed: 6/30/2019

Degree: Performing Arts

If you are planning to attend USC to study theater, my biggest piece of advice would be to take advantage of your resources outside of the department. Los Angeles is not an easy place to get started as an actor, and school will incubate you from trials and tribulations of beginning a career. It's a great idea to get your feet wet while you're still studying. Go see productions at local theaters, and start cultivating relationships with working professionals as your mentors. Take a class over the... Read More

Sandy Flores

Reviewed: 6/4/2019

Degree: Political Science

Going to USC was a very unique experience. I am a first generation Latina, so I definitely went through a culture shock when I first started. The good thing though is that there are a lot of programs that help facilitate the transition. There is an organization called First Generation Student Union that is meant to bring together first-generation students and has monthly meetings that touch on important topics in college. So, what I overall love about USC is that there are so many organizations that... Read More

Catherine Humenuk

Reviewed: 4/15/2019

Degree: Social Work

The online MSW program at USC allows students from anywhere to access excellent professors and a fantastic alumni network. The program offers concentrations in a variety of areas, from macro practice to mental health to military social work. Professors are knowledgeable and passionate. The alumni network - Trojan Nation - is amazing and allows you to find job opportunities anywhere you go in the US.

Kelly Lee

Reviewed: 3/31/2019

Degree: School Counseling

At first I was hesitant because the program is only offered for online-distance learning students. But I find that this really benefits students who are not living near USC and want to become school counselors, and still want to keep their day jobs. I recommend to anyone wanting to enroll in this program to be good at self-discipline and have high self-efficacy skills. I love this program and wouldn't change anything about the way that I have received my learning, and I have gotten to know my professors... Read More


Reviewed: 9/20/2018

Degree: Journalism

Things will always fall through the cracks anytime you try to do something on a mass scale. The same is true for USC Annenberg's Graduate Journalism programs. Basically, this program is just the BA Journalism curriculum but for students who didn't major in the subject in college. If you're a slab of clay who doesn't know what a newspaper is, USC will mold you. But the more experience you have in journalism entering this program, the more frustrated you will be. The tricky thing about a Journalism... Read More


Reviewed: 4/17/2018

Degree: Human Resources

After getting a bachelors degree and law degree in person, I was looking for a prestigious online program that would allow me to work and attend classes. USC has been phenomenal in every dimension. The professors are HR leaders that have worked for very large corporations. My classmates have also been friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. While the degree is expensive, getting a great education from a top-tier school is worth the costs. Fight On!!!


Reviewed: 3/13/2018

Degree: Health Sciences

This program is excellent for students looking to go into healthcare and related fields. Good majority of the students from the program has gone on to medical or dental schools. Quite a few students also is now in healthcare-related work, whether it is non-profit, law, or business aspect of medicine. The classes could be challenging, especially if you take the clinical track, since you'll be taking first-year medical school classes with medical students. It is a good way to prepare for medical school.... Read More

Jessica K.

Reviewed: 1/11/2018

Degree: Social Work

This program offers great teachers, staff and resources. The social work program is really innovative and doesn't follow traditional boundaries, this program is really influenced by the latest research and social systemic problems that have been brushed under the rug. I feel like educationally, the school works very hard to stay at the top of their game and empowers their students to achieve greatness in their lives. Financially, however, my institution has not supported me. Even though I am a minority... Read More

Ashley P

Reviewed: 12/22/2017

Degree: Business

The University of Southern California is a university known for it's research and academic contributions as well as outstanding sports program. Community engagement, inclusiveness, and social responsibility are just a few of the initiatives that are overarching themes within all of their programs. However, USC is best known for having an AMAZING and POWERFUL network of people, including students, alumni, and staff, AKA The Trojan Family, who support each other and collaborate to create an impressive... Read More


Reviewed: 12/9/2017

Degree: Educational Leadership

USC is an awesome university. The faculty and staff are well prepared to educate and support adult learners in various fields of study. I appreciate the quality disciplines specific dissertation support services and professional resources available to students. As a result of the time I have spent at this university, I have elevated my skills at teaching, writing proposals, and making professional decisions based on quality research.

David K Wilson

Reviewed: 10/26/2017

Degree: Film Production

USC film school is famous for churning out top notch film professionals. This is a reputation that is well earned. When I graduated from USC I leapt from PA jobs to line producer jobs right away. I'm seven years out of school and I'm about to complete my third feature as a full Producer. My time at USC was one of the most fun and exciting times of my life. I was fully engaged in the art of filmmaking and I was making friendships with wonderful and talented people. If you have the dream to become... Read More


Reviewed: 10/20/2017

Degree: Teaching

Phenomenal experience. I was accepted into USC after teaching at a public institution for a year; I really wanted to take it a step further by getting my masters and pursuing a physics credential. The professors were top notch and really helped me gain a deeper understanding of pedagogical techniques and differentiation geared toward diversity. If all teachers were trained through a program similar to USC Rossier, I believe we would have a much higher number of competent teachers. Being able to "Attend"... Read More

Troy Boy

Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Engineering

This is a great school with a great atmosphere. There is something about being part of the Trojan family that gives you a sense of pride. The people are friendly and helpful. The facilities are among the best in the nation. The one negative thing I would say, however, is that there are a lot of professors that are more focused on their own research and career rather than teaching.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Social Work

College is a great time for self-growth. You get to learn more about yourself in a space where your identity is celebrated--it's not just about the classes you take, but the connections you make through friendships and activities outside of school. College is a bigger, brighter place of discovery with lots of fun to be had.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Engineering

USC is a great university with a rigorous curriculum. There were many opportunities to network and advance my career. I'm glad to a part of the Trojan family.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Social Work

I had a great experience however that was based more on my internship placements than the academics. Very expensive and you need to really build connections to ensure you will be successful and the degree is worth the value.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Computer Science

It has a great environment and a variety of different studies you can take.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Social Work

The USC School of Social Work is entirely in it for the money. The program does not have enough staff or internships to support the number of students that are admitted to the program. Please think very carefully before selecting this program - you will get the same education with significantly better support and networking from a Cal State school at a fraction of the cost.


Reviewed: 9/1/2017

Degree: Public Health

Expensive but excellent classes and networking.


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