2009-2010 admissions to the university are extremely tough (23% acceptance rate versus UCLA's 21% acceptance rate).
USC boasts incredible sports teams, including football, where they have won the Rose Bowl three times since 2000 and a national championship in 2004. USC also has 12 national baseball championships.
USC is extremely expensive, but has a higher salary rate after graduation than UCLA. USC is also a better choice for entertainment industry jobs, as USC students have higher field interview records than UCLA students. USC believes in a "Trojan Family" alumni network which give students a much needed advantage to find work in Los Angeles after graduation.
USC was ranked number 180 in the world by the London Times! I guess your entrance requirements aren't helping you much.
US News had UCLA ranked at number 25, Cal ranked at number 21, and USC ranked at number 30 for this year. That's because they consider the amount of money alumni give to each school. Of course private schools like USC will have inflated rankings in the US News guide. And even with that, UCLA is ranked higher in the US News list.
Let's see here...UCLA-26, USC-180...USC better in academics? Please!
It's a known fact that UCLA looks at more than just your scores when selecting students. Ask anybody who's been turned down by the school. You need extracurricular activities as well as high gpa and SAT scores.
And to the moron who talked about not paying $30,000 a year, if you are getting that money in loans, you will be paying it sooner or later. Maybe they didn't teach you that in South Central. I hope the Trojan alumni give you a nice job.
Congratulations on your freshman class. It's too bad that most of SC's student body was rejected by UCLA and had to settle for the old private school in the ghetto. I'm sure USC owns Stanford too because USC has a better football team than Harvard.