Average rating of this university

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

3.5

Based on 13 Verified Reviews
Component Ratings (Out of 5)
Internships
3.4
Part time work
3.6
Post study jobs
3.5
Quality of faculty
4.3
Student Life
4.2
Value for money
3.2
Public transportation
3.4
Permanent Immigration
2.8
Safety
3.2
Indian Food
3.8
Student Views (Based on Reviews)
  • 36% of students Never faced discrimination in this University
Vibe of Campus
  • Sporty
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Academically oriented
  • Fun loving
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Agraj Khare | Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 15 Mar 2024
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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 unive...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1425
  • Prepping time for classes35 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 1 Mar 2024
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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 t...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1200
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 100025
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 8 Feb 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 b...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1550
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 112975
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 21 Feb 2024
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4.2
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.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1800
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 17 Feb 2024
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3.8
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 ...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1225
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 100750
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OMKAR VERMA | Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 7 Feb 2024
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3.2
Expensive college, stressful course

Tips: You will have to be mentally strong before coming to the US, as it gets stressful at times. You have to do all things yourself like cooking, on-campus job, studies, finding full time employment. My course in VLSI is very stressful. It is fairly difficult and keeps you on your toes for at least 2 semesters. At the time of writing this review, markets are not that good, so finding a job is getting very difficult and stressful. I wish I had relevant experience before coming here.

Likes (Indian Food): In Los Angeles, t...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 950
  • Prepping time for classes40 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 120000
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 4 Feb 2024
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3.2
It is a good university but only if you can afford it.

Tips: You can consider joining this college only if you can manage the expenses. Avoid taking a loan, as it is not justified for this university, given that you are responsible for your placements, and there is always the possibility of a recession or layoffs in the country. It is advisable to keep expenses minimal. On-campus jobs are not very common but attainable.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1325
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 85225
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 29 Jan 2024
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3.1
The rich sporty college.

Tips: I feel that my university is expensive and because of the current job market, the investment was not worth it. Other than that, everything seemed fine. They encourage co-curricular activities. The environment here is very diverse and you can make good friends.

Likes (Quality of faculty): Professors over here are really knowledgeable. They know what they teach. They have office hours and encourage students to be interactive. PhD is something that professors here support. Overall I feel that it's great academically. That woul...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1200
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 90000
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Kaushal Ganesh Bi ... | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2024
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3.7
University of Southern California is safe choice.

Tips: The courses are heavy, and the university is quite academically oriented. It is also a very expensive university, so you should take courses that suit you well (these courses are competitive and difficult). It is also an expensive endeavour to live off campus, but there are great student housing and security measures like free Lyft, and security is provided by the university.

Likes (Student Life): There are many on-campus events for students. Other than that, there are hundreds of student-run clubs catering to any ho...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1000
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Akshay Jain | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 2 Jan 2024
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4.0
Exceptionally qualified teaching faculty.

Tips: Before joining any college in the US, students should be aware that they will struggle at some point. They will make bad decisions, lose track of time, don't get enough time to cook and might even get bad grades. However, they have to motivate and keep on trying. USC has taught me a lot and groomed my entire personality. This is a continuous learning process and it takes time to reach the goals set.

Likes (Quality of faculty): Most of the Computer Science faculty on campus are exceptionally qualified and willing to help st...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 100
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 90000
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Abhimanyu Sharma | BA inCinema and Media Studies - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 9 Apr 2023
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4.0
Excellent faculty at the film school.

Tips: There is a culture shock for sure, despite assuming that I know everything cause I saw all the TV shows so couldn't be more wrong. The film course is under the school of cinematic arts, which is known to be quite competitive. The faculty of the film school includes renowned names in the industry, and they train you to keep up with the industry standard.

Likes (Student Life): There are clubs, societies, and networking for everyone if you seek it out. It is centrally located so you have access to various necessities an...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1223
  • Prepping time for classes17 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Lasya Vadapalli | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 21 Mar 2023
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2.2
USC is very expensive, try public universities.

Tips: USC is very expensive. Apart from that, the university boosts a number of labs which provide ample research opportunities. The student population is very diverse. It also has a huge Indian population. Courses are difficult to register for because of the large class size.

Likes (Public transportation): I found public transport non-reliable due to erratic schedule and it is not very safe. The campus shuttle is not very frequent. Most students use personal means to travel to the campus. Hence, it is important that you stay close ...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1170
  • Prepping time for classes20 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 129176
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Astha Tewatia | MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 28 Dec 2022
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3.8
Mental peace and health are given importance at University of Southern California

Tips: Students should not get intimidated by the fee expenses. They should be willing for hard-core multitasking and should be at their best in time management. If not, they will miss out on some serious opportunities organized by the university for students. Students should be willing to come out of their comfort zone and should actively participate in activities for making the most of this university.

Likes (Quality of faculty): The quality of faculty is 5/5. They make your efforts count in every possible manner. It is very eas...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 904
  • Prepping time for classes10 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Parul Gupta | Master of Science in Computer Science - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021
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3.8
USC rocks! One should take admission here.

Tips: Hard work is the key and try to connect with Alumni and get suggestions for subjects. Prepare LeetCode for technical interviews. Talk to the professors before getting enrolled in a subject regarding which you are doubtful, as every course has its own fees and structure.

Likes (Safety): The university has its own team to take care of it. They have free Lyft app for certain areas and cruise availability for students. They have security people in the campus to watch over students' activities during off hours and at...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1194
  • Prepping time for classes34 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 101667
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University CityLos Angeles, California, USA
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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90089

Los Angeles ( California)

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