Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2669 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose to attend this school again. The academic resources are great such as tutoring, outside classroom help, teacher availability, class size, curriculum, and career planning and help. The extra curricular spaces such as gyms and game rooms are well equipped and offer entertainment for students throughout the week and weekend. Clubs sponsor activities open to anyone such as new movie screenings, bowling, skate nights, special performances, comedy shows, talent shows, fashion shows, concerts and celebrity appearances. The atmosphere is very friendly and the campus is beautiful. Football season is wild and the entire bleeds garnet and black with school spirit.

4 College Junior

Computers: Access to computers is quite easy. The library stays open 24 hours to students and is equipped with over 100 computers as well as both pc and mac laptops available for checkout and in-library use. There are mac labs and desktop labs located in various buildings all around campus. The network is usually running fine and speedily and if it should go down, is back up and running within the next couple of hours. Virus protection is offered free for personal laptops and is required to be downloaded for students to use the network. Program software is available for students to download if needed at a discounted price on the school network site.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus. Campus is an extremely safe and comfortable environment in the daytime. Campus police are visible as well as state and county police. At night, throughout campus, the emergency poles are lit along walkways and appear often and close to each other. they are also equipped with cameras for added security. Dorms require special access and are not open to the public. The university has a text alert system of any crime on or around campus that alerts students via text and email with the hour of the crime happening. There is not much campus crime accept for the occasional theft of items left unattended.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of fun, outgoing people at USC! Always people to hangout with

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: Definitely bring your own computer! But wi-fi access is everywhere

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of diversity and groups supporting all types of diversity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: It's a huge campus and lots of people go here but every day somehow you are guaranteed to run into at least 3 people you know. Lots of school spirit and always something going on

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Facilities: Some buildings are older but alot of them are very modern and have great technology

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: Taxis are easy to make use of for going out and down town

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Lots of great bars to go to but hardly any house parties

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's not the best but if you branch out to different dining venues you can find some quality stuff!

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: It's very expensive and difficult to find open spaces.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are very strict in on campus housing but not nearly as much off-campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life, but those I know who are in it love it!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of different options but off-campus housing is necessary because after Freshman year there is hardly any on-campus housing.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of bars, not many house parties. You have to be careful with gang activity when you are walking alone, especially as a girl.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my dorm as it is one of the newest and in close proximity to everything!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have law and safety enforcement come and speak at our U101 classes. They also do various demonstrations on campus throughout the year. There are blue lights everywhere.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I haven't really experienced all that is available, but there is a lot to do.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you want to do something, you'll find something to do.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Computers: On campus, the wifi isn't always the best. The computer lab is in the library and is efficient, but there aren't very many for the amount of students at this school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Williams Brice Stadium. No need for any other explanation.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a pretty decent variety of food selections but most of the food made by the school is bland. There are fast food places like Chik-Fila and Pizza Hut, but the healthy food options are not as available and varietal.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Transportation: University of South Carolina does not do a good job at advertising their transportation system on campus. While there is a shuttle, most students do not use it, either because of the little knowledge they have on it and it is not the most reliable. Most students live off campus so having a car is a necessity. The parking on campus is extremely expensive and hard to find.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity here is beautiful. You meet all kinds of people from different walks of life.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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