University of Southern California Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.72 out of 5.0)
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  • 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
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2011

great college , advice anyone to apply to it
2.93 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017

USC has lots of financial support, but very little amount is dedicated to our graduate program. This gives us a nice environment to study, and not so nice conditions to live and to study. I am satisfied with the other graduate students in the program, our social life and academic life together. I am also particularly happy about my research subject, which is due to my adviser. There are regular seminars and talks in the department, which keeps us up to date as well. There are clear prejudices about graduate students, and they make me feel not respected as a near-future colleague. We are not trusted the keys to the rooms in the department, which is unfortunate since we don't have a place to study together.(Except our small grad lounge which has too many purposes: microwave, fridge, mailbox, computer access and printing...etc) Even printing some documents is a problem. We are not provided enough computers(6 for 60+ students, of which 4 are in working condition). There is no technology whatsoever in the department. Even using a computer for a presentation is a problem. The sound system is horrible, no way to join a talk via internet(skype..etc), no talks or courses can be accessed online. Faculty doesn't know what students are doing, and I have the impression that most of them don't even care. The department is distributing TA workload unequally among graduate students, and don't think this is problem.
1.36 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2015

The Graduate school expects you to work 20 hours a week and really mean it - may not leave enough time for you to do your own work.
3.89 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

In the first two years, it is expected to finish the qualifying examinations. Together with the loaded courses the program might seem at first as very dense. There are variety of courses and as and applied math phd student, I am very satisfied with the professors' attitudes and qualities. Almost every day, there are conferences about different topics, so we can follow the current trends.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: Good program, nice faculty member and fellow graduate student, frequent seminar Cons: Neighbourhood is not as good
4.32 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

It was a satisfactory experience to be a grad student at USC
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