Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we discover that progressively pupils are arriving at USC without a car or truck

 Navigating Around Los Angeles. Each year we discover that progressively pupils are arriving at USC without a car or truck and students that are inevitably prospective a great deal of questions about whether or not it is even feasible to get around the town without one. We have always been pleased to report that LA has evolved way beyond the conventional ‘car culture’ that everyone has heard of, and offers lots of options if you are determined to keep their vehicles at home. USC especially supplies a number of choices for pupils who choose mass transportation 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. 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 cannot live without is Campus Cruiser. With cars literally driven by other students, this free solution is like a taxi and operates late into the night time, 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 house.

The central hub of LA’s metro and rail systems in addition to campus and intercampus shuttles, Transportation Services operates a shuttle that runs back and forth to Union Station. Union Station is home to Amtrak, Southern California’s commuter train Metrolink, and LA Metro’s light bus and rail line hub. What does that mean for you? From Union Station you can pretty much go anywhere in California. Not only that, but Union Station is a short walk from all that minimal Tokyo and historic Olvera Street need to offer.

To explore more of what the City of Angels is offering, there is an awesome general public transit system that consists of light rail trains and buses. With light rail stops opening up in the future right over the street from USC, students can hop on the train and mind west to trendy Culver City to catch a recording at Sony Studios, go up north to your Valley for a taste of the suburban life in Studio City, spend a 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 enjoy Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena.

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

I believe you will find that not having a motor automobile is a non-issue these days in LA. You might even get to see and know the city a bit better by hopping into 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 arrive at an end.

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

We received nearly 46,000 applications from first-year students, 24% more than a year ago. We offered autumn 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 more than 3.8 on a scale that is unweighted. The middle-50% SAT range is 2060-2250, plus the middle-50% ACT range is 30-34. Students originate from all 50 states, over 70 countries that are different 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 group has put it all on the line. We read, calculate GPAs, write notes, scroll and click through student files, weighing and comparing, all on behalf of those who used. Our company is also sad. As we began reading, we met many outstanding pupils. But at the finish, we ought to make difficult, even painful choices. We take the role of advocate extremely really, then when we realize we must bid farewell to many perfectly suitable candidates, we get a little cranky. We have a saying round the office: if it appears effortless, 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 next year *. We are encouraged, full of hope for our future. So many of our high school students are filled with optimism, and additionally they fully expect, also assume they will take the global world in a better way. Just what a great job we have — daydreamers of sorts: we read about the great dreams of our pupils, 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 I sit.

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

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