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Los Angeles Midtown hotel's location is near USC
Our Radisson hotel is located in the heart of the city on the University of Southern California's main campus. Boasting a student body of more than 30,000 undergraduates and graduates, USC has been a pinnacle of furthering education in Southern California since its founding in 1880—making it the state's oldest standing university.
A stay at the Radisson Los Angeles Midtown means you will be well placed to visit events at the university or enjoy a tour of 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 more than 80 NCAA championships, while the women's teams have netted more than 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 Los Angeles Midtown. The Trojans host their home games for basketball and volleyball at the nearby Galen Center, also within a convenient distance of our Los Angeles Midtown hotel's accommodations near USC. Discover why our hotel makes the ideal home base during your visit to nearby USC.