The University of Southern California is a research institution of international distinction. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest and largest private research university in the
Western United States. The University enrolls approximately 35,000 students (17,000 undergraduates and 18,000
graduates) annually. More international students enroll at USC than
any other university in the U.S. (approximately 6,600).
The two main
campuses of USC are located in the downtown area of Los Angeles, a major hub
of international trade, technology, and the arts. The 150-acre
University Park Campus in Exposition Park, along the Arts and Education
Corridor of LA, is the primary location for undergraduate and graduate
studies. The 40-acre Health Sciences Campus is just northeast of
Downtown LA and is home to the Keck School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy,
three teaching hospitals, and most other major health science programs.
In addition, there are satellite locations throughout Southern California,
including in Marina Del Rey, Orange County, Sacramento, Catalina Island,
Alhambra; there is also a site in Washington, D.C.
And of course, there's the inescapable fact that USC is indeed located in an area that averages 291 days of sunny/partly sunny days and 75.4F degrees per year. Los Angeles also only receives 12-14 inches of precipitation annually. But winter lovers, fear not... world class snow resorts such as Mammoth and Bear Mountain are just a few hours drive away. Where else can you go snowboarding in the morning, then surfing in the afternoon on the same day?
Some facts of significance about the University:
- USC is a member of the Association of American Universities, a select group of 60 public and private universities in the U.S. and Canada that, together, perform over two-thirds of all federally-funded academic research and development.
- 80% of classes at USC have fewer than 30 students, providing great learning opportunities and more access to the professors.
All general education courses and the vast majority of courses offered in the professional schools are taught by tenure track professors.
- The University family is an incredible worldwide support network for current students and recent graduates - your USC diploma will open doors as the reputation speaks for itself.
- Los Angeles is the center of the world's media and entertainment industries and, in short, USC's School of Cinematic Arts is without peer from pen to screen.
- The university is the home of 18 professional schools, in addition to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. These schools train specialists in fields ranging from medicine and law to architecture, business, music, cinema-television, fine arts, theater, urban and regional planning, education, and public administration. Graduates of USC professional schools are serving society's needs in the United States and many foreign countries.
USC consistently has one of the top football teams in the country. They've won 11 national championships, including those in 2003 and 2004, and has won the Rose Bowl 24 times out of 33 appearances. Home field is the 92,500 seat Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which also hosted the Opening Ceremonies of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. The athletic department recently opened the state-of-the-art Galen Center, which plays home to both men's and women's basketball and volleyball, as well as many concerts and events. In all, USC Athletics have won 114 team national championships and 357 individual national crowns.
Who is eligible?
- All graduate and undergraduate students who are attending USC full-time are eligible to play for the Trojans. We play to win and to graduate.
What skill level is required?
- We do accept all who are interested in joining our team, regardless of skill level. However, we are a competitive team, so practices are run to prepare for the stiff competition against our rivals, and we are not set up to provide skills instruction. To maximize your time on the ice, we recommend that you have knowledge of the rules of the game, and proficiencies in skating and stick handling.
How much does it cost?
- All players are expected to pay annual dues, which cover the costs ice time
(practices and games), membership to USA Hockey, transportation and lodging for road trips, and
team gear (helmets, gloves, pant covers, and socks). Jerseys are also
provided and cared for by the team. All other equipment is the
player's responsibility. To keep dues at a minimum, players are expected
to participate in several team fundraising activities throughout the academic year
as well as during the off-season. For the 2010 season, dues were $1,650
for each player.
Where do the Trojans play/practice?
Trojan home games are held at The Rinks - Anaheim Ice in Anaheim, going on our 15th season there. Along with being the home ice for the Trojans, Anaheim Ice is the Official Practice and Training facility for the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. The rink has played an important role in their support of USC Ice Hockey, helping to provide a great experience for players and fans alike. Practices are held at Glacial Garden
Skating Arena in Lakewood.
What conference does USC play in?
- USC Ice hockey is a member of the PAC 8
Intercollegiate Hockey Conference, whose other members include California,
Oregon, Stanford, ucla, Utah, Washington, and Washington State. The Trojans
complete in the Western Region of the
American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The team plays approximately
25 games a season, including 3-4 road trips.
Who should I contact?
- Potential recruits should contact Head Coach Jeff Dralla at firstname.lastname@example.org.