Getting Around La. Each year we find that more pupils are visiting USC without a vehicle

 and inevitably prospective students have a great deal of questions about whether or otherwise not it is also possible to get around the city without one. We am thrilled to report that LA has evolved way beyond the normal ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of options if you have decided to keep their automobiles at home. USC especially offers a quantity of choices for students who choose mass transit over mass traffic.

For your grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a ton of shuttle buses that run in and around the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire day. If you find yourself taking a class, starting an internship, or snagging work on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles set you back and through the Health Science Campus, which is positioned about 10 kilometers northeast of the main campus, through the day.

The solution that students tell me personally they can not live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by fellow students, this free service is merely like a taxi and runs late into the evening, 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.

As well as campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services runs a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union Station, the central hub of LA’s metro and rail systems. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California’s commuter train Metrolink, and LA Metro’s light rail and bus line hub. What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can virtually get anywhere in California. Not only that, but Union Station is just a walk that is short all that Little Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of just what the City of Angels is offering, there is an incredible general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents starting up in the future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to stylish Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, get 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, head 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, that you need to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars available to rent at USC by the hour or by the day, in addition to our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus if you ever find!

I believe you will discover that not having a motor automobile is a non-issue these days in LA. You could also get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping into the passenger seat.

If it seems easy, you’re maybe not doing it appropriate

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

Well, the full hour has arrived. The reading that is long has visited an end.

Numerous different emotions compete for my attention, that makes it hard for me to begin with. My mind is racing. So I’ll begin with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. 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 the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students originate 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 team that is outstanding place it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose records, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who applied. Our company is also sad. We met many outstanding students as we began reading. But at the conclusion, we must make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate very really, so when we understand we ought to bid farewell to many completely suitable prospects, we get just a little cranky. We have a saying around the office: it right if it seems easy, you’re not doing.

And lots of nutrients: We are excited. We can not wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are inspired, full of hope for our future. So a lot of our students are filled with optimism, and they fully expect, also assume they’ll simply take the world in a better way. Just what a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read about 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 I sit.

I am hoping all students who stumble into this blog discover the right school for them: one which will help them achieve their complete potential, to soar to unimaginable levels.