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Why Choose USC – According to Viterbi Students

Choosing where to attend school next fall is big decision.  To help you with your decision making here is an excerpt from a previous post about why students choose to attend USC.

Current Students & Their Perspectives

The Viterbi Student Ambassadors recently shared why they decided to choose USC… each student wrote their own blog post at Viterbi Voices.  Below are some highlights from their posts  – but be sure to check out all of their blogs to get a better sense:


Maria, a transfer student from Irvine Valley College studying Civil Engineering, was looking for “undergraduate research opportunities”  and she knew “USC has many …undergraduate research opportunities and…all I had to do to be part of a research I am interested in was to contact one of my professors and ask them if I could work in their lab.”


Mica, an international student studying Industrial & Systems Engineering summarized: “The student activities, career-centered academia, fantastic weather, academic flexibility and diversity at USC can’t be beat.”

Yakshita was,  “surprised …how much people cared about the students.  My advisors were genuinely interested in not only my academic plans but also what I did in my spare time.  They’ve helped me figure out my plans for USC and beyond.” 

Will was coming from the Washington, DC area and “really wanted to minor in Theater and didn’t think I could do both.”

Kristy, a senior studying Civil Engineering, “had it narrowed down to 2 schools in the end: USC and Brown” and “started out not wanting to go to USC at all.”

Nathan knew that going to school 2500 miles away from home was a challenge, but he “knew that I would fit in and that I could actively contribute to the community in a rewarding manner.”

Lisa, a senior from Seattle, WA, knew what she wanted: “strong engineering program, large student population, in a metropolitan city,… [and] school spirit believing this meant students were proud to be at that school.”

Kristen, a senior from Virginia studying Civil Engineering, Building Science, knew she wanted a “great engineering program,” but also “wanted to continue the dancing I did in high school, and I was looking for the opportunity to try other arts and design programs.”

Of course – this is just a sample. Head on over to Viterbi Voices to see all of the reasons…. or, check out some of the videos on their YouTube channel to see even more.

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