Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2864 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its there if you want it but its very strict

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe if your on campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Easy to get to the airport except for once and good flights

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My situation sucked but yours will be better

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The strom and blatt gym are cool if you like to get your pump on or swim or go in the hot tub and whole bunch of other stuff and i like

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Lots of hot girls, but from what I hear what college isn't. Very revolved around frat life if your in to that, I'm not, that's why I'm on this website. Overall great school, can't complain if I don't find a better one I'm just picky.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Average, nothing too big to worry too much about

3 College Junior

Greek Life: N/A I'm not in a frat or anything, but there are a lot here

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: terrible. better to cook yourself or go off campus to eat.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy it. I probably wouldn't have spent two years in the CE department, but otherwise, it's been fun and a real experience.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: not worth it. move off campus as soon as you can

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus food is 500 times better than on-campus food (which is terrible for the most part), but it's very expensive and there are no student discounts as far as I know.

4 College Junior

Majors: I received admission into the engineering program from the time of the application.

4 College Junior

Majors: Switched from Computer Engineering to Electrical Engineering. CE didn't have its act together. EE definitely does.

1 College Junior

Computers: i use my own laptop, as does everyone else. internet connection sucks on campus

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Got in-state tuition for having a high enough SAT score, but zero financial aid/scholarships after that

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Nice dorms, awesome environment, meet a lot of close friends

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: TONS of great restaurants all over. If you're visiting I'd recommend looking in the vista which is the downtown strip on Gervais St

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty much all upperclassmen live off-campus either in a house or appartment. Generally only a mile or two from campus. Appartments are extremely nice and there are wide variety of types/styles

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of stuff going on all the time. Always something to do

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Lots of places to choose from

5 College Freshman

Weather: Great weather almost everyday. Only rained like 3 days fall semester

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety is horrible on this campus. The administration and the police only care about busting parties and underage drinking. They do nothing about the real crime.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is amazing. Although it can be extremely hot in summer, it is beautiful throughout the year.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls and guys only care about meeting their future spouses in college

1 person found this useful Report
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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