University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.06 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 772 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 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: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: They have everything you need to become a successful artist. Cons: Everything is so expensive.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a great graduate program unfortunately I felt like there was not enough financial aid available.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is well-regarded, the university resources are impressive and some of the faculty are stellar. Rossier does not live up to USC's reputation for networking or cultivation of relationships. Tuition is also much higher than competing programs, but it is the only EdD in the area that offers a concentration in educational psychology.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

My time at USC VAC has been exhilarating and beneficial to me as an individual and a social worker. All the information I have learned has made me a competitor in one of the top fields and made me stand out from other applicants with the knowledge I have gained.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

- great people in the program; faculty. - no financial support offered from the program. - opportunities for networking with potential employers
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

This program has allowed me the advantage of participating in an institutional cooperative geared towards the betterment of all students via the development of personalized teaching methodologies. More importantly, the focus on the under served population personifies the vision of "No Child Left Behind."
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

This School of Cinematic Arts programs are amazing. They give you the tools to lean through hands on experience. This allows you to succeed and fail both of which help you grow into the filmmaker you one day hope to be. All the teachers have experience in the industry allowing students to learn from them and network. The most important part of this school is networking and they help you learn the best ways to make connections. No matter what, it is up to the students to make their education what they want. If they want to achieve something they must work hard to get to it.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that this program is wonderful for all of those at a distance seeking to obtain their Master's degree but are not able to attend classes every day. Also, the adviser was quick to contact me after I requested information and helped me every step of the way to ensure that I had everything done that needed to be done. USC makes getting a Master's degree easier than other schools while providing a more challenging academic experience.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Everyone in my cohort is already in the field, and doing interesting work. I appreciate the perspectives and diversity of experience that my fellow students bring, and I think that is one of main benefits of being in this highly competitive and challenging program.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall the program is a great option for individuals that are looking to obtain a quality education. The cost is high compared to public university. They offer a military sub field option.
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