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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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I believe that the safety and security is perfect but nothing is absolutely perfect. I still have concerns regarding safety and security because it's always good to be wary. Though I love the safety services put in place on campus--police boxes, campus police from the police department, etc--I will still be worried about the security on campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of choices when deciding where to eat. The variety and convenience of the dining options are very pleasant. I don't have experience with the student discounts yet but I have read about and heard that they are wonderful.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: People are very welcoming and warm to others. I haven't been around the city much, but the locals are fairly friendly.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and well-kept. I love every single part of it.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: People don't usually talk about it. Either people don't care or they have more important things to worry about. The attitude towards diversity is mostly indifferent.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get the scholarship I wanted, but that was out of my control. I am still working on scholarships and if I can't get some from USC, then I will try here and on other scholarship sites.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not interested in the Greek life at USC, so I don't know much about them. The only thing I know is that the houses are pretty nice.

College Freshman

Academics: I'm not in college yet. School has not started.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are many options to choose from when choosing a major. I don't know much about the professors and registration process yet because I haven't been to orientation yet. Orientation is where we learn all we need to about our curriculum, professors, and it's where we register for classes. Before orientation, we take a math and and an optional foreign language placement test.

College Freshman

Majors: I've never been an intern.

5 College Freshman

Majors: It's extremely easy to get into a program. There are no specific qualifications that one needs to get into a program. There are, however, specific qualifications that need to be met to be accepted into the school itself. After that, everything else pertaining to choosing a major and getting accepted into that program is no trouble.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity of the campus is easily accepted, regardless of ethnicity/race, economic background, political beliefs, religion, and/or sexual orientation. Diversity is something that we're all familiar with so it's not that hard to accept that there's diversity on campus as well.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Student life is never boring. There are always events that are available for students, great athletic centers, a student center that's within the library, and great study spots like the Horseshoe. Chicken Finger Wednesdays and Tiger Burn are long standing traditions, just like our football pride.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We love our sports (especially football) and there's definitely no shortage of Gamecock spirit. It's no secret that we're "Cocky and Proud".

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are great places to start meeting new people. New building and renovations are underway so that students can have even better housing experiences. Parking is a hassle, however. It's easier to walk or have an easier form of transportation, like a bike or moped.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Columbia is a great city. Tons of stuff to do.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: After freshman year, plan to move off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: School policies are enforced. I feel safe and that my best interest is put forth on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The party scene is great. Five points is literally right down the street from the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though it is big the class sizes are not too big.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the career center is really useful!!!!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: You get used to the food! Its pretty good!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit makes it great to go to USC

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I love USC. Sometimes it can be strict, but it is for your safety.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love it here!!! Everyone at my school are friendlier than ever. The whole school is amazing, which I love going here.

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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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