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Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we realize that increasingly more students are visiting USC without a car or truck

 and students that are inevitably prospective a great deal of questions about whether or perhaps not it is also possible to get around the town 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 choices for many who decided to leave their vehicles at home. USC especially delivers a true wide range of alternatives for pupils 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 round the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire 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 solution that students tell me they can’t live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free service is merely like a taxi and runs late into the night time, so whether you have a late night at the library or at a pal’s apartment, you do have a safe and reliable method to get home.

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

To explore more of just what the City of Angels provides, there is an incredible public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops opening up in the near future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to fashionable Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, get up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend per 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, 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 on an hourly basis or every day, along with our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I think you’ll find that not having car is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You could even get to see and understand the populous city a bit better by hopping into the passenger seat.

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 hour has arrived. The reading that is long has visited an end.

Numerous various emotions compete for my attention, that makes it difficult for me to begin with. My mind is rushing. So I’ll start with the stuff that is simple some basic numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last 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 higher 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 originate from all 50 states, over 70 different nations, and from all walks of life. And plenty of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding put it all in the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose notes, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who used. We have been also sad. Even as we started reading, we met many outstanding pupils. But at the conclusion, we must make difficult, even painful decisions. 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 simple, you are not doing it right.

And lots of nutrients: We are excited. We can not wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are prompted, filled up with hope for our future. So lots of our students are filled with optimism, and so they fully expect, also assume they are going to simply take the world in a better direction. Just what a great job we 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 true. The near future sure looks bright from where I sit.

I really hope 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.