Making Your Way Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that more and more pupils are visiting USC without a car or truck and students that are inevitably prospective a great deal of questions about whether or otherwise not it’s also feasible to get around the town without one. We have always been very happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the normal ‘car culture’ that we have all heard of, and offers lots of options for many who decided to leave their automobiles at home. USC especially delivers a quantity of choices for pupils who choose mass transit over mass traffic.

For the grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a huge amount of shuttle buses that run in and around the University Park Campus neighborhood throughout the day. When you are 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, that will be positioned about 10 miles northeast of the main campus, through the day.

The solution that students tell me they can’t live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free service is just like a taxi and operates late into the evening, so whether you’ve got a late night at the library or at a buddy’s apartment, there is a safe and reliable method to have home.

In addition to campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services runs a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union Station, 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 rail and bus line hub. Just What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can just about get anywhere in California. Not only this, but Union Station is just a short walk from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of exactly what the City of Angels provides, there is an awesome public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail prevents opening up in the future right throughout 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 the Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend each 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 revel in Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, if you ever find that you need to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars open to rent at USC per hour or by the day, along with our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

I do believe you will find that perhaps not having a motor automobile is a non-issue these days in LA. You could even get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping into the passenger chair.

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

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

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

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

Year we received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than last. 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 greater than 3.8 on an unweighted scale. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students come 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 exhausted. Since mid-November, this team that is outstanding put it all regarding the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose notes, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. We’re also sad. We met many outstanding students as we began reading. But at the conclusion, we should make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate extremely really, when we understand we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get a little cranky. We now have a saying across the office: it right if it seems easy, you’re not doing.

And lots of nutrients: we’re excited. We cannot wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are motivated, full of hope for our future. So lots of our high school students are filled with optimism, as well as fully expect, also assume they are going to take the global world in a better direction. 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 — in our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The near future sure looks bright from where we sit.

I really hope all students who stumble into this blog discover the right college for them: the one that can help them achieve their full potential, to soar to unimaginable heights.