Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Athletics: GO GAMECOCKS! The best in the south, with some very talented players making great moves.

4 College Junior

Computers: Plenty of access to technology as long as you know where to find your resources and are smart about timing.

College Junior

Majors: There are many options and the offices for your major have many people willing to help you find your way.

5 College Junior

Majors: I plan on going into the medical field and my major holds several options that I can follow.

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5 College Junior

Weather: Nothing finer than Carolina weather!

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4 College Junior

Academics: Very many options regarding Public health and the Arnold School of Public Health.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Easy to get to class, come back to your room, grab something to eat at the dining hall, meet with friends, etc.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Not very many options for Out-of-state students.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is not split by type necessarily. However, one could definitely point out the differences between Sorority girls, football players, Frat guys and then the normal cliques. Everybody is friendly towards another, regardless.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: The computer lab is great and resourceful.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academic departments are top notch.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is great and a lot better than on campus housing.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic department is top notch. Especially football.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I've had good teachers and bad and the difference between the two is extremely noticable. Bad teachers are rude, poor teachers, and usually can't speak English while a good one will actually make you enjoy going to class and I'm typically against going to class

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The presence of drugs and alcohol differ no more than other colleges.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The rain can be horrible.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is bad, people Park without paying screwing the people who do over

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They definitely have a considerable presence on campus.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great and there are only a select few snobs who make everyone look bad

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is great diversity and accessibility for off campus dining options.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I never met anyone from the nearby colleges and never heard of anything going on at them but USC kept me completely entertained and the area around it was completely fun

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The associates in the financial aid office were very helpful.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Maintaining my scholarship was hard 2nd semester because I had terrible teachers but I wasn't a complete disaster and pretty easy to get all the paper work done

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Bates west and loved it. I was friends with everyone on my floor and met so many other people in the building which meant I was living with some of my closest friends all year. I did hear horror stories of how dirty bates house was but I have no complaints of my first year

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I never had a bad weekend out but it will require you getting a fake iD, going greek, or having upper class friends

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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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