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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3 College Freshman

Parking: There is a need for a car on campus because to get around off campus, everything is spread out.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The worst thing regarding safety is muggings and theft, which is why they explain to not walk alone at night. However, there are many safe programs in place such as a walk home program from the library, and shuttles back from downtown on the weekends.

5 College Freshman

Academics: ABSOLUTELY LOVE the major I am in right now. It is hard sometimes depending on your major but some don't start specific classes until their junior year.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process for the International Business program is harder then most ivy league apps! But totally worth it!

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone goes downtown to Five Points to party. Partying within dorms are not huge because the campus is very strict.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys here are HOT and there are both the frat boys and the country boys.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: I absolutely love the academic programs. With the #1 International Business program, I would not want to be anywhere else. The teachers are fantastic and I have relationships with many. There are many opportunities for internships and campus involvement.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The gyms at campus are fantastic. There is the new gym, Strom, and then the smaller older gym, Blatt. The student center truly is the hub for campus life since it contains the student government, campus activities, and the main dining hall. Campus traditions are amazing especially Tiger Burn against Clemson.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are massive amounts of computer labs within the school. There are many labs within the library and throughout campus. The wireless network throughout the school is not amazing but it works!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different types of cuisine.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is every type of person at the university which makes it a great school! There is a big international group of students from many different countries. There are also every types of ethnic and racial diversity. There are no real challenges in regards to every different type of diversity.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The university only has campus shuttles that go around campus. There are also taxis but no one uses those except to get transportation at night. The campus shuttles only run till 5 on most nights.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I love living in a capitol city and being so close to downtown.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and I love living so close to people who I've made my best friends.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys in the south dress better. Many of them stop and hold open doors.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are safety buttons everywhere (though they don't seem to fix them in a timely matter almost all are working). I feel the police on campus are there to help and and very good. I do wish some pathyways were better lit.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I still don't understand much about financial aid and loans but I know I received aid and loans and my school is paid for. The bill for the school is not very clear and I'm not always sure what is being paid and how much.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The airport is very close and there is a shuttle to the bigger airport farther away. I live far away so I will always have the hassle of the airport but being close to an airport makes in easy.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is gigantic and has something for everyone. There is more then one gym and a gym in my residence hall. The school has great support of healthy athletics. Football is huge and so much fun to be a fan in the student section. There is endless school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi is always running slow and losing connection easily.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food is pretty good most of the time. Some foods just aren't cooked well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like going to school here and have made many great friends. I enjoy the classes and teachers very much. The only reason I am not sure I would do it again is because I might have chosen a completely different major and career choice that would be better suited at a different school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The visiting hours in dorms vary for each dorm and make little sense since we are all adults. Other policies are well kept under control.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: For underage students, there it not as much nightlife unless you are willing to have a fake id to go to a bar.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drugs are easy to get to but must be well hidden in order to use within the dorms.

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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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