Navigating Around La. Each year we discover that more students are visiting USC without a vehicle

 Navigating Around La. Each year we discover that more students are visiting USC without a vehicle and inevitably prospective students have a great deal of questions about whether or not it’s even feasible to get around the town without one. We am pleased to report that LA has evolved way beyond the conventional ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of options for individuals who decided to keep their automobiles at home. USC especially offers a range options for pupils who prefer 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 around the University Park Campus neighborhood throughout the 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 service is just 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 Los Angeles Metro’s light rail and bus line hub. What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can just about go anywhere in California. Not only this, but Union Station is just a short stroll from all that Little Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need certainly to offer.

To explore more of exactly what the City of Angels is offering, there is an awesome general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops opening up in the future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to stylish Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, go up north to the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend each day at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, mind south and check out the Aquarium of the Pacific or the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and revel in Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, in the event that you ever find that you need to have to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC by the hour or each day, as well as our extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I do believe you will discover that not having vehicle is a non-issue these days in LA. You may even get to see and know the populous city a bit better by hopping into the passenger chair.

If it seems easy, you’re maybe not carrying it out right

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.

Well, the hour has arrived. The reading that is long has shmoop professional paper writers visited an end.

Numerous different thoughts compete for my attention, that makes it difficult for me to start. My head is racing. So I’ll start out with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year pupils, 24% more than this past year. We offered fall admission to about 8,400 students, and we anticipate roughly 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is more than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, and also the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students result from all 50 states, over 70 countries that are different and from all walks of life. And lots of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this outstanding team has put it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write notes, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who applied. We’re also sad. Even as we began reading, we met many outstanding pupils. But at the final, we must make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate extremely seriously, then when we understand we ought to bid farewell to many completely suitable candidates, we get a little cranky. We’ve a saying around the office: if it seems easy, you’re not doing it right.

And lots of good stuff: we have been excited. We can’t wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are motivated, filled with hope for our future. So a lot of our students are filled with optimism, and additionally they fully expect, even assume they are going to simply take the world in a better way. Exactly what a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read about the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — inside our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The near future sure looks bright from where we sit.

I really hope all students who stumble into this blog discover the right college for them: one which can help them reach their complete potential, to soar to unimaginable heights.