Like the other posters before me, my opinion about the USC campus and ethos is biased, seeing as I go there and all. Nevertheless, I love the school and pretty much everything about it. The campus is a sanctuary in a crowded and completely un-green big city. There are always things going on (galleries, lectures, screenings, et. al.) and it's just a gorgeous sprawling place to stroll through. Compared to UCLAs awesome, but stretched out campus, USC wont give you leg cramps to walk from one corner to the opposite.