An Intellectual Center & Cultural Capital of the Pacific Rim
Representing more than 140 nationalities and 200 languages among its residents, Los Angeles is one of the most complex and diverse cities in the world. Located three miles from downtown, 12 miles from the beach, and 60 miles from both deserts and snow-capped mountains, the University of Southern California offers students the opportunity to enjoy unmatched cultural richness, learning opportunities, and outdoor lifestyle.
For the present and future leaders who attend USC Price, the school’s location at the heart of L.A. also provides endless opportunities to learn from distinguished faculty, access one of the most extensive and influential professional networks in the world, and learn in the living classroom that is L.A.
As the media capital of the world, L.A. is home to renowned sports, music and theater venues, museums, and a thriving restaurant scene. A world-class public transit system allows students to easily explore the city’s many distinct neighborhoods and global flavor.
Known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” this Mexican Marketplace recreates romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops.
With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is one of the largest municipal parks with urban wilderness areas in the United States.