Columbia, SC
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$27,644 ($10,488)
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Reviews 2891 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It really needs to be less strict. The police should be monitoring things in Five Points instead of busting underage drinking. They don't have their priorities straight.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Definitely something for everyone, but students living on campus usually eat the meal plan.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: One or two dorms aren't good, but the rest are great.

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Facilities: Just like other state schools, I would imagine.

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Campus Dining: Could be a lot better. It's probably average.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: In-state scholarships are a plenty.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Join a fraternity/sorority if you really want to party.

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Majors: Just choose the major and you're in.

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Majors: For Biology, you can research, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The usual at a large state school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Work hard in anything and you'll do well.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's a lot of it + variety. Most students do it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Police constantly around during the night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Okay ill be straight forward about this. Dining on campus is not very awesome, choices arent great for you and for those who are big in being healthy it can be hard to find the right fit

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our school is great at finding a balance between looking to the future but also keeping the foundation of what we were founded on alive. Every place on campus is designed to be appealing to all


4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on my campus. Not only do we have police around at all times looking out for you, but if no one is around they have stationed alert buttons all over campus. There are also plenty of places you can go to talk to someone if you need help

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: i believe every schools financial aid is tough to get money out of, our school should definitely do better when it comes to connecting with students more about what is available to them. And promoting scholarships are are able to be applied for would be nice

4 College Sophomore

Majors: We have a wide option of Majors, many arent just broad. we have specific programs to become a part of. Each program has its own curriculum and for most i think the work load is challenging but definitely do able.

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Majors: We have a career center at our finger tips that does everything to have employers begging our students to join as interns. We are well promoted in this area and are offered great positions

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The Atmosphere of Columbia in general is awesome, there is a reason students just never want to leave. Everyone in columbia knows this is a college city and everyone comes together to make it the best. Every year there are tons of festivals to participate in, during football season there isnt one person not watching our Gamecocks. Beautiful places and so many fun things too do.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Student housing here is student housing everywhere. Not the most ideal place to live but it'll do for a year. Plus being able to learn among your peers is the main reason staying on campus is so great. Id say in every topic we are about average except for social and convenience we are well above

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have had some of the best Professors in the Country. The reason USC has being making jumps of the latter in the school wide ranking is because we have some of the most challenging brilliant people leading us in our quest for learning. They know what to teach us to leave us wanting more and help arise questions that keep our brains constantly stimulated. Work load is about average to other school and are Business School is Ranked number 1 nationally.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: We have some of the most pristine Scientist in the country at our finger tips to help guide us in this extremely hard, and time consuming major. Being a Biochem major is no walk in the part, but they try their best to make the road less bumpy for us.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: This upcoming year will be my 1st year living off campus, but search for my new apartment was made simple. There is always plenty of places to choose from just depending on what you are looking for. Different locations are for different reasons i choose a place closer to campus so i could walk but many people choose because they are closer to the stadium to be in the mix on game days. I think we have a very good variety of options rather you want an apartment or house

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: i think one of the main reasons i love USC so much is the diversity of the campus. I've never met to people there that feel the exact same way about every subject and i think its awesome. Being able to interact with people who arent the same as you is an awesome way to broaden the ways you think about life.


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Gregory Goetz
Fort Mitchell, KY
Media Arts/Entrepreneurial Business
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If there is one word to describe the experiences you will have at USC, it would have to be "unforgettable." Being away from home for the first time at USC is both exciting and scary at times, but the freedom you get when you come here feels natural. It makes you wonder why they don’t send people to college sooner! Academically, there are courses and professors who can make you look at things in ways you never considered before. Facts and figures will be thrown at you, but some of the professors (and your peers) can teach you a lot about life as well. It’s also a very cool thing to see laid-back professors who will sometimes move their classes out onto the Horseshoe lawn.

On top of this, with such a large student population, you will inevitably form new relationships that will last a lifetime. As at any college, the quality of the experience depends on what you put into it. There are thousands of new people to meet, tons of activities going on, and things to learn both in and out of class. Those who don’t take advantage of these opportunities will not get a lot out of their experience here. Some students get tired of being at USC after a while, and some hate it from the start for whatever reason. USC is not the place for everyone, but overall, students seem to be thoroughly enamored with Carolina and wouldn’t trade their title of Gamecocks for anything in the world. There seems to be an aura of its own inherent to the University, and its welcoming vibe is infectious.

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