Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that progressively pupils are arriving at USC without a vehicle

 Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that progressively pupils are arriving at USC without a vehicle and inevitably prospective students have a great deal of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s also feasible to get around the town without one. I have always been happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the normal ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of choices for folks who have decided to keep their cars at home. USC especially delivers a true range alternatives for students who choose mass transportation over mass traffic.

For your grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a ton of shuttle buses that run in and across the University Park Campus neighborhood through 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 not live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by fellow students, this free solution is 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.

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 LA Metro’s light bus and rail line hub. What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can virtually get anywhere in California. Not just 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 what the town of Angels provides, there is an awesome public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents starting up in the near future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to trendy Culver City to catch a recording 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, 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 might want to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars available to rent at USC on an hourly basis or every day, along with our extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I believe you’ll find that perhaps not having a motor vehicle is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You might also get to see and understand the city a bit better by hopping into the passenger chair.

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

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.

Numerous different emotions compete for my attention, which makes it hard for me to start. My brain is racing. Therefore I’ll start out with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% a lot more than a year ago. We offered fall 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 greater than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. 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 countries that are different 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 regarding the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose notes, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. We have been also sad. As we began reading, we met many outstanding students. But at the finish, we should make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate very seriously, so when we realize we must bid farewell to many completely suitable candidates, we get a little cranky. We have a saying round the office: if it appears simple, you are not carrying it out right.

And lots of good stuff: we’re excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC year * that is next. We are inspired, filled up with hope for our future. So lots of our high school students are filled with optimism, as well as fully expect, also assume they’ll just take the world in a better way. Exactly what a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our pupils, and we imagine them in our community — in our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come true. The future sure looks bright from where we sit.

I hope all students who stumble into this website discover the right school for them: one that will help them reach their complete potential, to soar to unimaginable levels.