Columbia, SC
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
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Reviews 2904 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Weather: weather reaches both extremes. spring is GREAT

4 College Junior

Academics: its different in different classes but pretty hard

4 College Junior

Academics: high workload, vast study areas and curriculum

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: police are beginning to be more helpful

5 College Junior

Transportation: airport,bus, and train stations within 5 miles.

3 College Junior

Parking: its kind of hectic searching for spots sometimes

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our school was rated the most diverse university in the SEC.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have the best library in the nation. It is open for studying 24 hours.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Many of our buildings are historic and the scenery when traversing campus is lovely.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Considering our school is in the center of a capital city, there are many measures taken to keep students as safe as possible.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus shuttles are convenient in their routes, but are somewhat unreliable.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: There is very little parking, and it is all metered.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: University of South Carolina has a top twenty journalism program in the nation. I am loving it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As Columbia can be a city of crime, the campus and city police are prominent.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is so much opportunity at our school. It is the number one honors college, and has the number one international business program.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I have enjoyed the majority of my classes. All of the classes related to my major have been relevant and incredibly useful.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I am not interested in dating any further in college.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not personally in a sorority, but my closest friends are, and we all get along and go to many of the same events.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am struggling to find scholarships, being a middle class, caucasian.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is so much offered in classes and extracurriculars at the University of South Carolina.


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Gregory Goetz
Fort Mitchell, KY
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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