Getting Around Los Angeles. Each year we discover that more and more pupils are visiting USC without an automobile and students that are inevitably prospective a great deal of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s even possible to get around the town without one. I am thrilled to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for many who are determined to leave their vehicles in the home. USC especially provides a range alternatives for pupils who prefer mass transit over mass traffic.

For the grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a lot of shuttle buses that run in and around 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’t live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free solution is merely like a taxi and runs 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 bus and rail line hub. Exactly What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can almost get anywhere in California. Not only this, but Union Station is a short walk from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of just 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 prevents starting up in the near future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to trendy Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, go up north to your 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 the Aquarium out of the Pacific or the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and enjoy 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 open to rent at USC per hour or every day, along with our extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

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

If it seems easy, you’re maybe 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 long reading process has arrive at an end.

Many various emotions compete for my attention, which makes it difficult for me to begin with. My head is rushing. And so I’ll start out with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year pupils, 24% a lot more than a year ago. We offered autumn admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect roughly 2,650 students will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is more than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, and the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come from all 50 states, over 70 different nations, and from all walks of life. And a lot of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this outstanding group has place it all regarding the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose records, 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 conclusion, 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 prospects, we get just a little cranky. We now have a saying around the office: it right if it seems easy, you’re not doing.

And lots of good stuff: Our company is excited. We can not wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC year * that is next. We are influenced, filled with hope for our future. So many of our high school students are filled with optimism, in addition they fully expect, also assume they will take the global world in a better way. Just what a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — within our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come true. The near future looks that are sure from where we sit.

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

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