Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that more students are visiting USC without an automobile

 Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that more students are visiting USC without an automobile and inevitably prospective students have a great deal of questions about whether or not it is also feasible to get around the city without one. We have always been happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the normal 'car culture' that we have all heard of, and offers lots of choices for folks who are determined to leave their automobiles in the home. USC especially supplies a true range alternatives for pupils who prefer mass transportation 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 solution that students tell me they can't live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by fellow students, this free service is merely like a taxi and runs late into the evening, so whether you do have a night time at the library or at a friend's apartment, you've got a safe and reliable method to obtain home.

As well as campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services operates a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union facility, the central hub of LA's metro and rail systems. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California's commuter train Metrolink, and Los Angeles Metro's light bus and rail line hub. What does which means that for you? From Union Station you can pretty much 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 certainly to offer.

To explore more of just what the City of Angels provides, there is an incredible public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents opening up in the near future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to fashionable Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, go up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend each and every day at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, mind 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, that you need to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars available to rent at USC by the hour or by the day, in addition to our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus if you ever find!

I think you will discover that perhaps not having a motor vehicle is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You could even get to see and understand the city a bit better by hopping into the passenger chair.

It right if it seems easy, you're not doing

Today's post is written by visitor blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.

Well, the hour has arrived. The long reading process has arrive at an end.

Many various thoughts compete for my attention, that makes it difficult for me to begin. My head is racing. Therefore I'll start with the simple stuff: some fundamental numbers.

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

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding put it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. Our company is also sad. Once we started reading, we met many outstanding pupils. But at the conclusion, we should make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate extremely seriously, when we understand we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get a little cranky. We now have a saying round the office: it right if it seems easy, you're not doing.

And lots of good stuff: we're excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are prompted, full of hope for our future. So many of our high school students are filled with optimism, and additionally they fully expect, also assume they are going to just take the world in a better direction. Exactly what a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read concerning the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — within our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The near future sure looks bright from where I sit.

I am hoping all students who stumble into this website find the right school them reach their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights for them: one that will help.

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