For your grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a ton of shuttle buses that run in and across the University Park Campus neighborhood throughout the day. When you are going for a class, starting an internship, or snagging employment on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles run to and through the Health Science Campus, which will be found about 10 miles northeast of the main campus, throughout the day.
The service that students tell me personally they cannot live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free service is like a taxi and operates late into the night time, so you have a safe and reliable way to get home whether you have a late night at the library or at a friend’s apartment.
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 LA Metro’s light bus and rail line hub. Exactly What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can almost go anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is a walk that is short all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street have to offer.
To explore more of just what the City of Angels provides, there is an incredible general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops starting up in the near future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to fashionable Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, get up north to the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend on a daily basis 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 revel in Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.
Finally, if you ever find that you might want to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC on an hourly basis or every day, along with our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!
I think you will find that perhaps not having a motor vehicle is a non-issue these days in LA. You may also get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping within the passenger chair.
It right if it seems easy, you’re not doing
Today’s post is written by guest blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.
Well, the hour has arrived. The reading that is long has visited an end.
Numerous emotions that are different for my attention, which makes it difficult for me to begin with. My mind is racing. Therefore I’ll begin 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 expect roughly 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is greater than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, and the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students originate 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 place it all regarding the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who used. Our company is also sad. Once we began reading, we met many outstanding pupils. But at the final, we must make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate very seriously, so when we understand we must bid farewell to many perfectly suitable prospects, we get only a little cranky. We have a saying across the office: if it seems effortless, you aren’t doing it right.
And lots of good stuff: we have been excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC year * that is next. We are encouraged, full of hope for our future. So lots of our high school students are filled with optimism, plus they fully expect, even assume they are going to simply take the global world in a better direction. What a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — within our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The future looks that are sure from where we sit.
I hope all students who stumble into this website get the right school them reach their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights for them: one that will help.