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Old 06-23-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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You do realize that you are referencing something that happened in 1992 (20 years ago) right? Do you really think the riot is still going on? Use your street smarts from manhattan and you will be okay.
USC is in the center of the ghetto. The whole area around the campus is pretty scary especially at night. There is a valid reason to be concerned.

Oh, yeah, and this just happened a couple of months ago....


Two USC Students From China Shot, Killed Near Campus - ABC News
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Let's just say don't go out after 10pm. Check out UCLA. It's a bit safer and around richer neighborhoods.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Let's just say don't go out after 10pm. Check out UCLA. It's a bit safer and around richer neighborhoods.
Yes, the much safer alternative. Go Bruins!
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Go to UCLA. Besides being in the richest neighborhood in LA, it's a better school.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Go to UCLA. Besides being in the richest neighborhood in LA, it's a better school.
Umm... Westwood is not the "richest" neighborhood in Los Angeles - and even if it was - so what? Does the relative incomes of the surrounding population really make a difference as to the quality of a university? And in what ways is UCLA overall better then USC? Certainly, there are some majors where one would choose UCLA over USC - but in the case of these two prestigious schools - I don't think one can make such a sweeping generalization.

Choosing an institution of higher learning is a process that leans heavily on subjective criteria - and many factors will be part of a final decision as to what school to attend. UCLA might not be a good fit for the OP - depending on what they want to study - scholarships that they can earn - financial issues - housing - work location, ect... Obviously they are concerned about the immediate neighborhood surrounding USC. My advice would be to first determine if USC is right for them based on other things - and then worry about safety. There are certainly crime victims who go to UCLA - and there are most certainly USC students who have lived in and around the University Park who have never experienced any crime.

One must always be aware of their surroundings and use common sense no matter where they are. Are the neighborhoods surrounding USC considered high crime areas? Yes. Does this mean that USC should be immediately dismissed as a potential choice? No.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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Yes this guy is trolling, but if he wasn't then i would say make sure you stay as close to campus as possible. Don't go south of Exposition unless going through the science center, don't go west of Vermont, and don't go north of Adams. I wouldnt say USC is in the midle of the ghetto, more like close to the edge, but its surly in there. You must never go pass Exposition and west of Vermont because those are some of the WORST neighborhoods in the entire city. I know the Roland 60 Crips are rampant. Koreatown is ghetto but contrary to popular belief, its pretty safe but its still ghetto. Just make sure you stay close to the campus at all times.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yes this guy is trolling, but if he wasn't then i would say make sure you stay as close to campus as possible. Don't go south of Exposition unless going through the science center, don't go west of Vermont, and don't go north of Adams.
Basically, don't leave campus.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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For anyone serious (not the OP obviously) USC is an excellent school. So is UCLA. (Oops, my father, a USC grad, just turned over in his grave LOL). USC is in a bad area of the City and that might be a concern but i would not let it stop you from attending there. Base your decision on where to go to college (anywhere) on how the school matches your criteria and of course your budget, scholarshiop offers, etc.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Umm... Westwood is not the "richest" neighborhood in Los Angeles - and even if it was - so what? Does the relative incomes of the surrounding population really make a difference as to the quality of a university? And in what ways is UCLA overall better then USC? Certainly, there are some majors where one would choose UCLA over USC - but in the case of these two prestigious schools - I don't think one can make such a sweeping generalization.

Choosing an institution of higher learning is a process that leans heavily on subjective criteria - and many factors will be part of a final decision as to what school to attend. UCLA might not be a good fit for the OP - depending on what they want to study - scholarships that they can earn - financial issues - housing - work location, ect... Obviously they are concerned about the immediate neighborhood surrounding USC. My advice would be to first determine if USC is right for them based on other things - and then worry about safety. There are certainly crime victims who go to UCLA - and there are most certainly USC students who have lived in and around the University Park who have never experienced any crime.

One must always be aware of their surroundings and use common sense no matter where they are. Are the neighborhoods surrounding USC considered high crime areas? Yes. Does this mean that USC should be immediately dismissed as a potential choice? No.
Ummm ...Bel Air is across the street, which, I would say is the richest neighborhood in Los Angeles. I'll agree with you on weighing the relative scholastic benefits but, either way, USC is in a ghetto and that seems to be of major concern to the OP.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Or...
Opt for UCSB. No gangs of thugs or snobs to distract one from the university experience. Just an idyllic place to go to a very high-quality school.
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