Making Your Way Around La. Each year we find that progressively students are arriving at USC without a car

 Making Your Way Around La. Each year we find that progressively students are arriving at USC without a car and students that are inevitably prospective a lot of questions about whether or not it is also feasible to get around the city without one. I am very happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of options for many who decided to leave their automobiles in the home. USC especially supplies a number of choices for students who choose 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 throughout 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 fellow students, this free solution is simply like a taxi and operates late into the evening, so whether you do have a evening at the library or at a pal’s apartment, there is a safe and reliable way to have home.

As well as campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services runs a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union facility, the main 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. Just What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can almost get anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is a short stroll from all that Little Tokyo and historic Olvera Street have to offer.

To explore more of exactly what the City of Angels is offering, there is an incredible general 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 head west to stylish Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, get up north to the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend per day at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, head south and check out the Aquarium of the Pacific or the Queen Mary in Long Beach, and luxuriate in Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, if you ever find that you need to have to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC on an hourly basis or each day, in addition to our extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I believe you will find that not having car is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You may also get to see and understand the populous city a bit better by hopping within 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 full hour has arrived. The long reading process has arrived at an end.

Many different thoughts compete for my attention, which makes it hard for me to begin with. My head is racing. So I’ll start with the stuff that is simple some fundamental numbers.

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year pupils, 24% more than a year ago. We offered fall admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect approximately 2,650 students will accept our offer. The average GPA of the 8,400 is higher than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, and also 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 plenty of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are exhausted. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding 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 are also sad. As we started reading, we met many outstanding students. But at the conclusion, we must make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate very really, then when we realize we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get just a little cranky. We’ve a saying around the office: if it seems easy, you aren’t doing it right.

And lots of nutrients: 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 lots of our kids are filled with optimism, in addition they fully expect, even assume they will simply take the world in a better way. Just what a job that is great 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 true. The future sure looks bright from where we sit.

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

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