Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Business is the most popular area for majors because USC has one of the top business schools in the country. The professors and the curriculum are pretty intense and do require a lot of work but nothing that is too overwhelming.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I do plan on having an internship. The business majors are some of the best in the country.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I really like my program, however, I really don't like the advisement process. I hope to have a great career after school but am always worried about the job market. I think my degree will prepare me for this.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are great safety measures taken to keep the students safe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus food is great! There are a variety of great options to choose from.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Walking around campus after 9 is very scary.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants but most of them are fast food or just not very good. You'll have to travel a little farther to get to a good restaurant.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: One thing that really annoys me is when I have to get checked in to enter a dorm. We're in collegeā€¦I shouldn't have to be checked in and out.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's a lot of food choices and shopping choices.

4 College Freshman

Weather: A couple of days out of each winter, we can be out in shorts and t-shirts. I love just being able to study or relax on a beautiful day on the horseshoe.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I love the nightlife at USC. There's a lot of off-campus options as well as downtown which is so close.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: USC offers bus rides around campus but they aren't always on time or reliable. I do appreciate the shuttle and free carolina cab that is offered for students that go downtown.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive any scholarships from USC directly. All my scholarships were from my high school or the state.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am very excited about off-campus housing next year. I'll be living in an apartment right beside the stadium so that will be convenient for gamedays. They also offer a shuttle to campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There's no weird application process. If you can pass the classes, you can succeed.

3 College Freshman

Majors: There's so many of silly and non-applicable classes I feel like I am forced to take; for example, library science.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think the school policies hep students academic life. It doesn't always help a students social lives but it doesn't always hurt it either.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: USC is very diverse and has a variety of personalities. There is more than one description of the typical student's looks, interests, dress, social life, and relationships.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Living in South Carolina you have different weather. However, this year was extremely different we had two weeks of snow and then really warm weather.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are always parties on campus. They offer taxi and shuttles in case you are unable to drive or need a safe ride home.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. The USC police are very good and there are emergency boxes around campus if we were in danger.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere around USC is great. I feel like there is always something to do.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was not bad at all.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am in a nursing major. It requires a lot of time and work but the outcome is worth all the hard work.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics at USC are great! Our facilities are very nice. The school spirit is so great and there is nothing like game days!

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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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