Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2904 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection is very nice at USC.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: At USC, we have 27 different places we can eat that are covered by our meal plan.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at USC are huge! I love going to an SEC school.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love being involved in the greek life at school.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The internship program at USC is very helpful and always available to talk too and seek advice from.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to get into the medical program at USC. I have not yet applied.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love the atmosphere not only in South Carolina but also on the USC campus. Which plays a huge role in the reason I chose USC over a Florida school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of the professors are nice and helpful. I would go to them for anything, even if it wasn't school related.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I truly feel like the USC Columbia campus helps you out whenever you need it. They have a great number of advisors who are always available to help out.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got instate tuition because I live with my grandfather in SC. It was easy to apply for and get.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are going to be cases of sexual assault no matter where you are in the world; the richest place and the poorest place.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Girls and guys are all different depending on the geographical area you are in.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The university of south Carolina has many different people and races that attend the school for the sole purpose of graduating with a degree to better their future.

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.

3 College Sophomore

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

3 College Sophomore

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.

College Sophomore

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

College Sophomore

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.

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Gregory Goetz
Hometown
Fort Mitchell, KY
Major
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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