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Old 06-25-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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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.
Now this is just getting silly.



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Old 06-25-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Now this is just getting silly.
Snobs are rather silly. And they don't even know it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Nothing is sillier than regulars finding over a topic started by a troll.
Asian or not, he is def. a troll.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Bull****....... all above posts.

I lived on Vermont and 36street for 10+ years and that place could not be any safer. That incident with the two asian students was an isolated incident. All this histaria over black criminals is the reason that so many of the students there are terrified of blacks. I know that the "south" side is bordered by parks and museums, north by a quiet area and west by my neighborhood. All three are safe and East of USC is the freeway, decent housing apts area.

No where in there is some dangerous ghetto that everyone speaks of. I have in the 10+ years ever heard a gun shot or violent crime etc. I would definitely go to school there and would not be too scared to walk around the neighborhood. Poor people do exist in the world but I never looked at the area as poor, its actually nice and quiet. As long as you dont join a gang then youll be good. I have actually lived there as opposed to people rambling about black criminal hysteria. BTW, their is nothing more humiliating then white people looking at you crazy in your own neighborhood. Humiliation!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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From my observation, that general area seemed to have greatly improved over the years. Its definitely an area where you have to be "street smart" (for a lack of a better term), but i do not view it as a crime-ridden cesspool that many people think it is

Just dont be stupid and you will be fine
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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The area is heavily populated with blacks and hispanics (mostly hispanics). The USC Police and the LAPD both patrol frequently. I've seen Asian girls walking in groups of 3 or 4 or riding their bicycles around. That's how students get around to the stores and restaurants on the nearby Figueroa Corridor. Ive seen pairs of blond preppy-type guys walking to the nearby Starbucks as casually as they would take a stroll in Malibu Canyon, so that kind of tells you something. Hope some of this helped.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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The area is heavily populated with blacks and hispanics (mostly hispanics). The USC Police and the LAPD both patrol frequently. I've seen Asian girls walking in groups of 3 or 4 or riding their bicycles around. That's how students get around to the stores and restaurants on the nearby Figueroa Corridor. Ive seen pairs of blond preppy-type guys walking to the nearby Starbucks as casually as they would take a stroll in Malibu Canyon, so that kind of tells you something. Hope some of this helped.
Yes, it tells me that you cant judge a book or an area by its black or brown color. Thanks for being fair.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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What's interesting is that the academic quality of USC students has been steadily increasing in recent years. USC has also recruited aggressively to diversify its student body. "University of Spoiled Children" is an obsolete phrase that should be retired. I can't speak to the situation in the neighborhood, but it hasn't dissuaded good students or faculty from going there.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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I'm not going to lie and say there is NO drama in that neighborhood, because there is plenty. But the local people who are troublesome are savvy enough to understand "who to mess with and who to leave alone" to put it delicately.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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troll aside, I'd say the area has gotten significantly less dicey. Also, there's the expo line now which drops you right at the south end of campus, so you can probably live somewhere along that route instead and just commute to classes.
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