ï»¿ and inevitably prospective students have a lot of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s also possible to get around the city without one. I am thrilled to report that LA has evolved way beyond the normal ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of choices for individuals who have decided to keep their cars in the home. USC especially provides a true amount of options for students who choose mass transit over mass traffic.
For the grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a huge amount of shuttle buses that run in and round the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire day. Yourself taking a class, starting an internship, or snagging a job on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles run to and from the Health Science Campus, which is located about 10 miles northeast of the main campus, throughout the day if you find.
The service that students tell me they can’t live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free solution is merely like a taxi and operates late into shmoop pro the night, 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.
As well as campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services runs a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union facility, the central hub of LA’s metro and rail systems. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California’s commuter train Metrolink, and Los Angeles Metro’s light rail and bus line hub. Just What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can pretty much go anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is a short stroll from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.
To explore more of just what the town of Angels has to offer, there is an awesome general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents opening up in the near future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to trendy Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, go up north to the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend per 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 luxuriate in 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 do believe you’ll find that not having vehicle is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You could even 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 visitor blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.
Well, the full hour has arrived. The long reading process has visited an end.
Numerous emotions that are different for my attention, which makes it hard for me to start. My mind is rushing. Therefore I’ll begin with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.
Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. We offered fall admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect approximately 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is more than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus 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 plenty of them really like sushi.
There is difficult stuff: First, we are exhausted. Since mid-November, this outstanding group has place it all in the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. We’re also sad. We met many outstanding students as we began reading. But at the final, we must make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate extremely really, so when we realize we must bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get a little cranky. We’ve a saying across the office: if it seems effortless, you’re not carrying it out right.
And lots of good stuff: we have been excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are inspired, filled with hope for our future. So many of our kids are filled with optimism, in addition they fully expect, even assume they are going to just take the global world in a better direction. What a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — in our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The future sure looks bright from where we sit.
I am hoping all students who stumble into this website discover the right school for them: the one that helps them reach their complete potential, to soar to unimaginable heights.