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Is USC known for being research-driven, and how does this impact undergraduates?

Hey all! I'm considering applying to the University of Southern California and I was wondering if they are considered a research university. If so, does this influence the undergraduate learning environment and opportunities for research involvement? Thanks for your insights!

9 months ago

Hi there! USC is indeed well-known for being a research-driven institution. They have a broad range of research opportunities across a variety of fields, which definitely has an impact on the undergraduate experience.

For undergraduate students, there are numerous opportunities to participate in research early on in their college careers. Many professors involve undergraduates in their research projects, and USC also has programs like the Undergraduate Research Associates Program (URAP) and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) to help undergrads get involved in research.

Research experiences can valuable not only for gaining practical experience in your field of interest, but also for building connections with your professors, which can be helpful for future letters of recommendation for grad school, or finding job opportunities. Good luck with your college search!

9 months ago

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