Stay in Los Angeles at Midtown Hotel's Location near USC
The Radisson hotel provides a fantastic location close to the University of Southern California, whose main campus in Los Angeles lies at the heart of the city and has a student body of over 30,000, including graduate students. The university has been a pinnacle of furthering education in Southern California since its founding in 1880, and it is California's oldest standing university.
At the Radisson Los Angeles Midtown hotel's USC location, hotel guests don't have to travel far when they want to visit the University of Southern California campus—the hotel can be found right in the complex. This means visitors will be well placed to visit events at the university or tour the campus for prospective enrollment.
History of the University of Southern California
Three prominent early residents of Los Angeles donated the land and start-up money for the University of California, which opened its doors in 1880. Though originally associated with the Methodist Church, the University of Southern California severed these ties in the 1950s.
Today, the university is a non-profit, private research university that is not only among the most esteemed institutions in the United States, but also a center of education on the world stage. Many prominent leaders in California and throughout the world have received their education from this university. Alumni include everyone from astronaut Neil Armstrong to the creator of Gumby, American animator Art Clokey.
Athletics and events at the University of Southern California
The University of Southern California has a storied athletics program, with both men's and women's teams claiming scores of honors throughout the years. In their respective sports, the University of Southern California men's teams have taken over 80 NCAA championships, while the women's teams have netted over a dozen.
Many of the University of Southern California's sporting events take place at or around the school's main campus in midtown Los Angeles. For example, the USC Trojans football team, which plays in the Pac-12, hosts its games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, just minutes away from the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. The Trojans host their home games for basketball and volleyball at the nearby Galen Center, also within a convenient distance of these Los Angeles accommodations.