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3.5/5
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  • 38% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.3
Part time work3.6
Post study jobs3.5
Quality of faculty4.3
Student Life4.1
Value for money3.3
Public transportation3.3
Safety3.1
Indian Food3.8
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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
3.9
This place has a lot to offer. Student life is happening.
Tips: One should definitely do their due diligence with which course they plan on taking UPAT USC. It is definitely a great leap and transition coming to a new country and it will take some time to get yourself adjusted in the system. Getting habitual of doing everything on your own can also prove to be challenging. With time you will definitely find an on-campus job to support your living expenses and things will improve for the better. The key is to remain patient and stay consistent. USC as a university has a lot to offer, so don't be afraid to grab onto opportunities and get as involved as you can! Make the most of it and have a great time. Striking a balance between fun and work is equally important.
Likes (Student Life): There is always something going around in campus. The campus is forever hustling and bustling. I honestly feel the people you'll meet at USC will be great, I am sure there are exceptions but the student population is diverse and has a lot to offer. There are ample events conducted by AIS (Association of Indian Students) so you don't miss your key festivals away from home.
Dislikes (Safety): Safety is definitely a concern in Downtown Los Angeles. Even though USC makes more than sufficient efforts to keep its students safe, you will come across instances of crime a little too frequently for comfort. But I still feel safety is a matter of personal choices as well. So always make sure you're cautious and taking the right precautions.
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
3.1
Great but also expensive
Tips: As someone who is from Mumbai, moving to LA feels like a huge change. The city is huge but it is difficult to explore without a car. The people here are welcoming, and there are a lot of international students, especially from India. But it is expensive without a scholarship, and USC discontinued the Honours Scholarship programme so it is more difficult to fund your education now.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty at USC is really good. In the courses that I took, the faculty had a thorough understanding of all the topics and were super friendly and welcoming during their office hours. Even if you aren't able to reach the professors, there are TAs who are also really helpful most of the time.
Dislikes (Value for money): Although USC is a good school, it is quite expensive. There are a lot of students in some courses, and for those courses, the quality drops. I believe other universities that are less expensive have the same level of courses and an equal number of opportunities for internship and full-time jobs.
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Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
2.5
USC is a decent university
Tips: The neighborhood the university is located in is not the safest, so you will have a tough time adjusting here. It is not the prettiest either and a far cry from the ideas that were fed to you about LA. There are no scholarships offered and getting a job on campus too is very hard given the high demand. There are better locations and universities in the US that would serve better to people who are new to the US.
Likes (Student Life): There are quite a few student clubs and events happening on campus but you need to be the one to track them and put in the effort to attend them. They aren't always the most productive but you do enjoy yourself. The masters courses are usually late in the day so it does give you time to participate in other activities early in the day.
Dislikes (Public transportation): You have free lyft around campus. You also are given a public transport pass so it's decent that way but not the most convenient or safe. But if you need to go anywhere far you will need to buy a car or use Uber which can get quite expensive. On campus, many students just use a cycle.
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Go with an open-mind to experience the best.
Tips: Very satisfied with my university, course and country. The first 2 months are the hardest but after that, you settle in and it only gets better. Do not create any opinions based on what seniors say, Experience everything and form your own opinions. Your masters experience depends on how you make it. Do not have preconceived notions.
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No complaints, great network for better opportunities.
Tips: Apply early for a chance at a scholarship. Culture is very open-minded but there are ethnic and religious events happening year-round. Extremely satisfied with my course, nothing to complain about. I am currently specializing in ML maybe a bit more practical courses could have been better.
Likes (Student Life): Great fun, lot of people to network with, strong alumni network. This creates a strong bond between people. I really liked the atmosphere which was present at the place. It is very open minded, people can be what they want, express themselves. And also you can still connected to your culture and tradition through various clubs
Dislikes (Internships): The job market was bad in 2023, thus finding an internship was bad. Otherwise, it has been fine. USC has a decent track record of students landing good internships. But 2023 was such a year that only 700 new tech jobs was created. That caused problems mainly.
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Q:   Does USC require GRE for MS in CS?

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No, the University of Southern California does not require a GRE or GMAT test, however the university has an acceptance rate reported for Fall 2022 of just 12%. There were a total of 69,062 freshman applicants at USC. The average unweighted GPA for entering freshman class reported is 3.82-4.00. Since USC is highly selective regarding admissions, students must have good scores. 

 

Q:   What is the minimum CGPA for MS in USC?

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The average GPA for entering freshman class reported is 3.82-4.00. Since USC is highly selective regarding admissions, students must have good scores.

 

Q:   How good is the University of Southern California for MS in CS?

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Yes, the University’s performance in computer science, as given by THE rankings, has seen a slight decline over the past years. In 2021, it held a position of 38 in 2021, which slightly slipped to 43rd in 2022 and further to 53rd in 2023. However, it still maintains to be in the top 50 institutions globally. Interested students must consider the USC. 

 

Q:   What is the salary of MS CS at USC?

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According to Emolument, the average salary of an MS graduate of USC is $100,000. Even unofficial sources cite that the MS in Computer Sciences graduates of USC can get around $100,000+ per year. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Computer Science graduate school of USC at #23 position.

 

Q:   How hard is it to get into USC Masters?

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The acceptance rate for the University of Southern California Master’s Program is just 12%. The applicants have to go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd. In order to maximise the chances of getting into USC, start preparing for the admission process early, meaning studying for standardised tests, participating in extracurricular activities, striving for a high GPA, starting your application on time, and submitting it before the deadline.

 
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Some of the top organizations where USC alumni work are: 

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The famous personalities who have passed from USC are:

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According to the information available, the popular industries where USC alumni work are: 

  • Engineering
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  • Education
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According to the student reviews over Shiksha Study Abroad, USC has got an overall rating of 3.6. For the student life, it has received the rating of 4.2, for the quality of faculty, it ha sreceived rating of 4.4, for public transport, the university has received a rating of 3.5. Some of the reviews

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According to a renowned ranking publisher, the graduate Computer Science programme of USC is ranked at No. 15 in the Best Engineering Schools in the 2023-24 rankings. According to the class profile 2023, 81% of students in the MS in Computer Science programme are international. This programme provi

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