Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2891 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Junior

Weather: Never been on campus during bad weather

3 College Junior

Computers: Plenty of computer labs and work stations available. Printing is expensive but convenient, with small stations around campus. Internet connection is generally good, although sometimes it can be slow or go out.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Did not receive any assistance aside from loans. No guidance on how to receive any awards from the school at all.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The on campus workout center is awesome. Just about anything you could want, easily accessible, good hours, and plenty of room.

4 College Junior

Academics: Most of the professors I have had in the college of social work are awesome. Very knowledgeable and dedicated to the field. Very willing to work with students and help them succeed.

3 College Junior

Majors: My interests were not taken into consideration for my placement at my first practicum, however it ended up being an okay experience. 2nd year in MSW you get to choose your own placement.

3 College Junior

Majors: If I could do it over I would wait until 2014 to enroll because the new curriculum changes give you much more freedom to create a degree path that fits your interests.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Nice Greek houses. Not sure their impact on the community. Frequently present of campus for events

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of variety including a mix of chains and local cuisine. Many places open late.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: Better to have your own transportation.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Health and safety are good on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Weather: Overall, the weather in Columbia, SC is very mild except for this winter when we received unexpected snow and cold weather.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Very limited use and acceptance of drugs or alcohol on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus rules are very acceptable and fair.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: Very helpful and knowledgeable professors on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: Good mix of varied backgrounds found on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a very generous scholarship as well as assistantship.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Nightlife: There are many musical recitals and events to come to and enjoy on campus.

4 College Senior

Athletics: University of South Carolina is very good place to grow and learn. The music teachers and faculty are very helpful and knowlegeable. I feel my education will grow here.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbia is a nice city to live in. There are good restaurants and good shopping.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: taking a shuttle saves gas and parking fees. Driving isn't too bad.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Totally affordable and really close to campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is challenging but not impossible.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football games are so much fun and the stadium is amazing.

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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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