University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.05 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 774 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 43,401 (18,810 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $40,670
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pursuing a Communication Management Degree, I have found the University and Professors to be very valuable tools career wise. Great Location, central Los Angeles, however cost of living is extremely expensive. There are a lot of clubs and activities, but are mostly attended by undergraduate students. There is public transportation for transit locally, but a car is needed if you want to explore the area.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

The USC Marshall School of Business is world renowned and capitalizes on what an MBA should be, building your business abilities. The focus of curriculum, career and community builds the foundation for the most balanced and beneficial MBA program in the world. With the Trojan Network, no other program has graduates poised to conquer the business world like Marshall graduates.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is very well respected. I am attending USC School of Education Rossier, to become a teacher. I am pursuing my teaching credential as well. The courses are challenging and the professors are great! I enjoy my classes and love that our professors are there to guide us and open our minds to becoming better teachers. I love the program and I am proud to attend USC and I look forward to see what the program has to further offer me. My favorite gesture that USC has brought to my attention is that we, the students, will be placed in high needs schools for our apprenticeship! I look forward to both working with disadvantaged and low income students. The only con that I see is that schooling costs are too great for someone with my financial background. I worked hard to put myself through undergraduate school. I was working three different places and now for my graduate school I am working four different jobs.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I am enrolled in the advanced standing MSW program. The major pro is that it is an accelerated program that allows me to graduate in one year. The major con is the price tag of USC and also the fact that they admit too many students into the traditional 2 year program and online program, making the pool less competitive thus less academically prestigious. The campus and faculty however is wonderful, and staff are quite helpful.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The university offers a remarkable online graduate program for students getting their Masters of Social Work. The only downfall is the amount the degree costs in the end.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

the price tag is quite steep for an online program, it makes me feel like im buying the name. the pro is that it is online and i can do the program while deployed.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Great program, outstanding students, challenging environment. Can improve by putting people needs first.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The Trojan network is so supportive and helpful. They strive to provide you with the best resources possible, all while providing a quality education.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are that each professor is highly educated and knowledgable as well as helpful and understanding. The online experience is great and allows for flexibility in schedule. Cons are that we can't meet in person.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent location - Close to downtown, many jobs, internships etc. Campus security is always present on and near campus. USC is very involved in the community and always improving classrooms, and surrounding area. Professors are available and have genuine interest in student. Mentors and career counseling top notch. Negative - could use more activities for masters students and cost of living is excessive.
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