Getting Around Los Angeles. Each year we realize that more students are coming to USC without a vehicle and inevitably potential students have a lot of questions about whether or perhaps not it is even possible to get around the city without one. We have always been thrilled to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of choices for people who are determined to leave their cars in the home. USC especially delivers a true number of choices 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 around the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire day. If you find yourself going for a class, starting an internship, or snagging work on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles run to and through the Health Science Campus, which is situated about 10 kilometers northeast of the main campus, during the day.

The service that students tell me they can not live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free service is merely 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. Exactly What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can almost get anywhere in California. Not only this, but Union Station is really a short stroll from all that Little Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of exactly what the town of Angels is offering, there is an incredible public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops starting up in the future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head 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 every 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 luxuriate in Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, if you ever find that you’ll require to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC on an hourly basis or by the day, as well as our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I think you will discover that perhaps not having a motor car is a non-issue these days in LA. You may also get to see and understand the populous city a bit better by hopping in 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 reading that is long has come to an end.

Many emotions that are different for my attention, which makes it hard for me to begin with. My brain is rushing. So I’ll start out with the stuff that is simple 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 expect roughly 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is greater than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus 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 plenty of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are exhausted. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding place it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write notes, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who used. We have been 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 really seriously, when we realize we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get a little cranky. We now have a saying around the office: if it seems easy, you are not carrying it out right.

And lots of good stuff: Our company is excited. We can’t wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are influenced, filled with hope for our future. So a lot of our kids are filled with optimism, in addition they fully expect, even assume they are going to take the global world in a better direction. Just what a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our pupils, 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 school for them: one which helps them reach their complete potential, to soar to unimaginable levels.