Orangeburg, SC
Tuition (in-state)
$18,170 ($9,258)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 707 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: if you don't have a car you should get one because orangeburg doesn't have a good shopping center you're better off gong to Columbia.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: our school spirit is great when it comes to football

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: its alright you have things like cookout, Wendys, and mcdonalds...

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: the Greeks gives life to the campus it wouldn't be the same without them

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: for my first year i stayed in williams and i loved it

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: we have a good variety of food.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: they are not that strict

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone pretty much has there own style

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: i would rather stay on campus

3 College Junior

Academics: The STEM majors are Sc State are heavily prided but the departments can still use a lot of work. I am not a Junior Chemistry major and I know my workload is about to increase compared to my previous two yeas because I am getting into my core classes. The STEM buildings are actually the newest buildings on the campus so that is a major plus.

3 College Junior

Academics: The curriculum for a chemistry major is easy to follow and most of the professors you have for one course, you will probably have again. All the chemistry professors teach general chemistry aside from their other courses. I honestly don't have problems registering for classes. It is easy to get an override or get the professor to agree to change the scheduling of the class if many students run into a problem but it is not like that for all departments.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Orangeburg is a town that thrives off SC State, Clafin and OC Tech but there is really nothing that caters to us. There are a few chain restaurants and a few diamond in the ruff places but its not much. There is a walmart or course and easy access to Walgreens or CVS. The downtown area is nice but its not for college students. Orangeburg just is not a college town at all.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a Chemistry major our department is one of the smallest. Some of the professors are great but there are some I wish would leave. Depending on your major the course selection is good. I know for engineering majors and some of their classes if they don't pass it the first time they have to wait another year before its open again. The class sizes are great. The largest class I've had so far was my general chemistry class with consisted of about 50 students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As far as internships go I have not had a problem finding one. Many professors have research in their own labs and know other professors and programs at different universities and don't hesitate to give a good word if you are a good student. The university has career fairs but they cater mainly to criminal justice, social work, business and other majors that can require just a bachelors degree to get work experience. They do have different graduate programs but the STEM majors are kind of left dry at the job/career fairs.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Honestly compared to other HBCU's we have pretty decent housing. I lived in Battiste and I enjoyed my stay there. The only problem was we could not control our own air and there is only one washer and dryer per hall so that could get frustrating especially when one is broken. In Hugine we have our own washer and dryer and individual rooms. Its a 4 br/2bath suite. Many guys like staying in Mitchell hall and females who stay in Truth or Williams like it for the most part.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: For the cost of our meal plan the dining is okay but it gets repetitive after awhile. We have a pizza hut, a sub place, a Chinese place and a wing place. Those places are a hit or miss just as the cafe is. I can say the cafe (the only "dining hall") has gotten better since my freshman year. they are starting to create a little more variety but it can still improve.

College Junior

Scholarships: For me dealing with financial aid was not tough because I don't pay for school out of pocket. I can not say that for all the students at my university. There are times where the office delays updating accounts and scholarships and students spend countless hours trying to contact financial aid.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Our campus is pretty laid back. There is major marijuana use though. Many students do a great job covering up the smell of weed so unless there is excess noise or the officers find a reason to stop by your room, you can get away with it. Many students have kickbacks in the dorm rooms with alcohol but they get around it. The officers normally give you a warning if everything seems "normal". The campus officers are really nice and are easy to get along with.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Football games are normally packed, it's just getting students to show up for basketball games. We can attend the football and basketball games for free. I would guess the athletes have a nice facility to workout in. The football team has major fan support and the students support the football team as well.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus but I know many students that do. There are many apartment/townhouses in Orangeburg, you just have to find one in your price range and in an area you want to live in. The people I know who stay off campus do not normally complain.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Most of the clubs in Orangeburg appeal alot of the locals. Many students go to Columbia for the club life. The fraternities and sororities throw parties every year like the gold rush, black out, oil spill and so on so there are many opportunities for students to party on or off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Life on campus are ok

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus life is very relax

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am reaching for my long life dream

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The progress wasn't to hard


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