Worst dorms at USC?
From what I've heard, Pardee is pretty run down and is just not that great of a place to live. If noise bothers you, don't live in the dorms surrounding McCarthy Quad because every event happens there and if you're an early sleeper/late night studier the noise at night can get pretty loud. The worst dorms at USC tend to be the ones without air conditioning, especially with the California weather it's absolutely essential to have, so be sure to double check that your dorm has AC.
New North, I've never been in there but from what I've been told it's pretty grimy and nasty. The occasional vomit in the restroom and stairs.
Annenberg Housing, Marks Towers, Pardee, Gateway,
McCarthy Honors Residential College
Nemirovsky and Bohnett
Cowlings and Ilium
Cale and Irani Residential College
Parkside Arts and Humanities Residential College