Getting Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that more pupils are visiting USC without a motor vehicle

 Getting Around Los Angeles. Each year we find that more pupils are visiting USC without a motor vehicle and inevitably potential students have a lot of questions about whether or perhaps not it is even possible to get around the town without one. We have always been very happy to report that LA has evolved way beyond the typical ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options for individuals who are determined to leave their automobiles at home. USC especially delivers a amount of alternatives for students who choose mass transportation over mass traffic.

For your grocery shopping and friend-visiting needs USC Transportation Services operates a lot of shuttle buses that run in and round 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 solution that students tell me they can’t live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free solution is like a taxi and runs late into the evening, so whether there is a evening at the library or at a friend’s apartment, you’ve got a safe and reliable means to get house.

In addition to campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services operates 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 LA Metro’s light bus and rail line hub. Exactly What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can just about go anywhere in California. Not just that, but Union Station is a short walk from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street have to offer.

To explore more of what the town of Angels is offering, there is an awesome public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops starting up in the near future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and head west to trendy 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 on a daily basis 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 enjoy Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

Finally, in the event that you ever find that you need to jump behind the wheel, there are ZipCars available to rent at USC on an hourly basis or by the day, along with our very own Enterprise Rent-A-Car on campus!

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

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

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

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

Numerous various thoughts compete for my attention, rendering it hard for me to start. 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 last year. We offered autumn admission to about 8,400 students, and we expect approximately 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 originate from all 50 states, over 70 different countries, and from all walks of life. And a lot of them really like sushi.

There is difficult stuff: First, we are exhausted. Since mid-November, this outstanding team has put it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, compose records, click and scroll through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. We have been also sad. Even as we began reading, we met many outstanding students. But at the conclusion, we ought to make difficult, even painful decisions. We take the role of advocate really really, when we understand we should bid farewell to many candidates that are perfectly suitable we get a little cranky. We’ve a saying round the office: it right if it seems easy, you’re not doing.

And lots of nutrients: Our company is excited. We can not wait to learn who will be enrolling at USC next year *. We are motivated, filled with hope for our future. So many of our students are filled with optimism, and they fully expect, also assume they will simply take the global world in a better way. Exactly what a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read in regards to the great dreams of our students, and we imagine them in our community — inside our labs, libraries, classrooms, symposia — making those dreams come real. The near future looks that are sure from where we sit.

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

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