Get to Know the USC Area
About the Campus
The University Park campus, established in 1880, covers 155 acres just three miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The Renaissance-style buildings are constructed around a series of plazas, fountains and parks. The campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms, technology, libraries, laboratories and one of the busiest concert halls in Los Angeles. You can use this Interactive USC Map to familiarize yourself with the campus!
For those of you interested in eating off-campus, this map lists restaurants and grocery stores in the local area.
Exploring Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, offering an incredible range of entertainment options. You can bicycle on a sunny beach path in the morning, visit a world-class museum in the afternoon and sample the legendary club scene at night. Year-round great weather is ideal for outdoor activities, from surfing to hiking and rock climbing. In the city that invented celebrity culture, you’ll find famous actors appearing in small theatre productions, rooting for the Lakers and shopping at cool boutiques. We have the perfect mix of local and global, with vibrant ethnic neighborhoods to explore and a constant influx of top performing groups from around the world.
If you are interested in sight-seeing, shopping, or just exploring, visit www.metro.net/ to get information about LA’s public transit! Universal Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA, LA Live, Griffith Park, Venice Beach, Long Beach, and Santa Monica Beach are all in the surrounding area. Even just across Exposition Blvd south of campus you can find the Exposition Park Rose Garden, the Natural History Museum of LA County, the Museum of Science and Library, and the California Science Center!
For more ideas of fun places and activities to do around LA, click here!