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University of Southern California

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Address: 3620 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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+1 323-442-2000

A major university that has developed into an international center of...

A major university that has developed into an international center of learning, enrolling more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on its two campuses.

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Wow, I ahd no idea how nice this campus was.

Went to meet up with a friend/proff and was so impressed with this stunning campus. Found a decent salad and sandwich place, explored the area - fountains, greens, red brick... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Francisco
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to meet up with a friend/proff and was so impressed with this stunning campus. Found a decent salad and sandwich place, explored the area - fountains, greens, red brick - east coast feel with CA sunshine.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a prospective student college tour. It is a beautiful campus and appears to have a good, unique USC culture. The area just outside of campus looks a little sketchy. The tour was comprehensive and covered admissions, academics, research, sports, student life, study abroad and financial aid. The tour guide was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable USC student.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this university on a rainy day and had a lot of fun. We visited the library which is always open for visitors, where you can read anywhere. We also visited the classrooms in the USC School of Cinematic Arts which gave us a wonderful experience. And we even had lunch at one of the school canteen where we... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our family is 4th and 1st Gen Californian from Mexico and Russia. Our son, came from a nice school in Scottsdale after attending UofA. Circumstances brough my son to USC, he worked hard and then went on to Southwestern Law School, passed the bar on his first try. He is now a prominant attorney at age 30. With good work... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Worth a trip just to walk around on a sunny so. cal day. Really enjoyed the campus. Stopped by the bookstore to get some gear but it closes early on Saturday.

Thank AlaskaJim
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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211 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

USC has been the back drop of may movies, tv shows, etc. You will even see it as the back drop for the University of Farmers Commercials. A great university with a long history, if your in the area stop buy to walk the campus

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Pukalani, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Having visited USC on several occasions, once with my son to preview for college choice, another for orientation, and again to move him into dorm, followed w/ mom-in-law to see a dance performance by XDC, & finally a reunion of sorts w/brother to attend football game, I have always been in awe of the campus & its considerable size. My... More 

Thank Cardinmaui
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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132 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The atmosphere is one of heady youthfulness as befits any university, and this feeling of vibrancy is supported by the well-maintained campus. The grounds are a lovely backdrop to the beautifully designed college buildings.

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809 reviews
336 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My son went here so we spent some time walking around and it is compact easy to get around and lots of fun building to roam through.

Thank tfizzle
Watsonville, California
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited during winter break, so school was not in session, which was kind of nice because you could get around more easily. Campus is easy to access, has some old buildings, is clean and landscape well-maintained. The film and music buildings are nice, at least from the outside, and there's a very tranquil feel to that area of the campus.... More 

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