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

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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.

4 College Sophomore

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.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Since we have a huge greek life at USC many events and social life is surrounded around what is held by greek life. Parties and renting out bars and one of the best places to be on a thursday or friday night. Night scenes are all about the tight clothes and high heels, but during the day it seems (besides a few) the norts and big T's is a style that has over taken our campus. Which i think is a little ridiculous if you ask me. Not just partying goes on there are plenty of organizations that reside in USC that give access to more laid back nights, like religious, and even school sponsored events.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus Dining is pretty much the same as those at other college towns. There are plenty of places to go with big groups that serve usual college kids favorites like pizza that have really good atmosphere that we are looking for. Also there are plenty of places give you a lot for what you are paying, as a college student getting the most out of my money is so important. There are also places that are for those who want to have a nice sit down date away from all the craziness that comes along with being a college student

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus is fairly lenient and is easy to stay out of trouble.

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: A whole lot of fun

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The parties and clubs I have been to were great for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost and the ease of the housing process are the only things people might have problems with. The ease of the housing process isn't difficult, but it also isn't easy. The application for housing is fairly long and depending on which learning community you want to live in you might have to fill out more applications. The cost of housing might cause problems to people who don't have much money to get into college. Plus there are insurances that must be acquired.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I didn't pay attention to people's looks. The only thing I noticed about the guys and girls there was that either they were studying, working, or had someplace to go.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't met any teachers or taken any courses yet because I am a freshman and college hasn't started yet. However, I met some of the alumni and the First Lady of the college. All were very nice and explained a lot about USC. The campus is so beautiful and I have learned a lot about what it would be like to live there. However, I must experience it for myself in order to truly share my overall experience there.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I've learned, the student career prospects and the value of a degree from this school is exceptional. There is a Career Center that helps students find jobs and/or internships. There is even a welcoming program that introduces new students to the Career Center and tells us how they can aid us.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I haven't experienced it myself, but from what I have researched the on campus dining is pretty good.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone is involved in the athletics; it doesn't matter if they are athletic or not. The football games, especially, is where everyone is involved and shows their school spirit. Everyone fully supports the athletics if not only for the involvement and school spirit, but for the bonding that happens because of it. The athletic facilities are amazing--the fields are well-kept and awesome, and the gym is spectacular. Not only is the school big on sports, health is very important as well and it shows.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about off-campus housing yet because I am going to be a freshman. All freshmen are required to live on campus. However, off-campus housing will be addressed when school starts.

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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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