I was never even considering going to USC but I just got an e-mail that might change my mind. All the schools I'm applying to next year are on the East Coast. Most are in NYC so public transport is very good, or are in cities like New Haven or Baltimore which are small and real estate is cheap enough that you can live close to school. I heard that USC is a bit difficult if you don't have a car. Is there any truth to this? I'm referring to the Thornton School of Music. Does USC have a really centralized campus or is it all over the place? I'd love to go to a real college with a good football team, and get a real "american college" experience. Are apartment prices near NYC levels? Thanks a lot for any info.