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 Getting Around Los Angeles. Each year we discover that more pupils are coming to USC without a vehicle and inevitably potential students have a great deal of questions about whether or perhaps not it is also feasible to get around the town without one. I am pleased to report that LA has evolved way beyond the conventional ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for those who have decided to keep their vehicles in the home. USC especially provides a true amount of options 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. When you’re taking a class, starting an internship, or snagging employment 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 cannot 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 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.

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 pretty much go anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is a walk that is short all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of just what the town of Angels has to offer, there is an incredible general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents opening up in the future right throughout the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to trendy Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, get up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend each and 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, in the event that you ever find that you need 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 extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I think you will find that not having automobile is a non-issue these days in LA. You could also get to see and understand the populous city a bit better by hopping in the passenger seat.

If it seems easy, you’re perhaps not carrying it out appropriate

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

Well, the full hour has arrived. The long reading process has arrived at an end.

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

Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. We offered autumn admission to about 8,400 students, and we anticipate approximately 2,650 pupils will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is higher than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come 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 exhausted. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding put it all in the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. We’re also sad. As we began reading, we met many outstanding students. But at the conclusion, we must make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate very seriously, when we realize we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get only a little cranky. We now have a saying round the office: if it appears easy, you aren’t doing it right.

And lots of nutrients: Our company is excited. We can not wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are prompted, full of hope for our future. So lots of our kids are filled with optimism, plus they fully expect, also assume they’ll just take the 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 future sure looks bright from where I sit.

I am hoping all students who stumble into this blog discover the right college them reach their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights for them: one that will help.