Shared by Artur on December 3, 2019

 Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we discover that more and more pupils are coming to USC without a <a href="">vehicle</a> and students that are inevitably prospective a great deal of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s even feasible to get around the city without one. We am pleased to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of options for people who are determined to keep their cars at home. USC especially offers a range choices for pupils who prefer mass transit over mass traffic.

For your grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a ton of shuttle buses that run in and across the University Park Campus neighborhood through the entire day. When you are going for a class, starting an internship, or snagging shmoop pro a job on USC’s Health Science Campus, Transportation Services has you covered too intercampus shuttles set you back and from the Health Science Campus, which is positioned about 10 kilometers northeast of the main campus, each day.

The service that students tell me personally they cannot live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by fellow students, this free service is simply like a taxi and runs 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 get house.

As well as campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services runs a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union Station, 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 just about go anywhere in California. Not only that, but Union Station is just a short walk from all that Little Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of just what the City of Angels has to offer, there is an incredible general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents starting up in the future right across the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to fashionable Culver City to catch a filming at Sony Studios, get up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend each 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 enjoy Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, if you ever find that you might want to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC per hour or by the day, as well as our extremely own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I do believe you will find that not having a motor automobile is a non-issue these days in Los Angeles. You may also get to see and know the populous city a bit better by hopping within the passenger seat.

If it seems easy, you’re not carrying it out right

Today’s post is written by guest blogger Kirk Brennan, Director of Admission.

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

Many emotions that are different for my attention, which makes it difficult for me to begin with. My head is rushing. So I’ll start out with the simple stuff: some basic numbers.

Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. We offered autumn admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect 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, and also the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come from all 50 states, over 70 different nations, and from all walks of life. And a lot of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are tired. Since mid-November, this outstanding team has put it all regarding the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write records, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of the who used. We’re also sad. Once we began reading, we met many outstanding students. But at the final, we ought to make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate extremely seriously, so when we understand we ought to bid farewell to many completely suitable candidates, we get just a little cranky. We have a saying round the office: if it appears easy, you aren’t carrying it out right.

And lots of good stuff: we have been excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC year * that is next. We are encouraged, full of hope for our future. So lots of our kids are filled with optimism, as well as fully expect, also assume they will simply take the world in a better way. Just what a job that is great have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — in our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The future looks that are sure from where we sit.

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