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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my university. What makes USC awesome for me is the honors college. Top students can distinguish themselves from the rest of the university population, get special benefits, and be challenged more through this program. Also, the tour guides aren't lying; there are so many ways to get involved and add to your resume while in undergrad.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: My first year hear at UofSC was really annoying. However, I managed to earn a 4.0 cumulative GPA the whole year. They make you stay on campus and force you to buy an expensive meal plan as a Freshman.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm happy at my school. I like the location very much, and how the campus is at the heart of the city. I wish there were more financial aid available to me though.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think the school needs better teachers in some subjects and updated classrooms.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school offers a number of diverse opportunities in both study fields and extracurricular activities.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Orientation had really good food but the advisement wasn't as helpful as I hoped.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is nice. Part of the city but with enough open places that it doesn't always feel like the city, except when your route includes crossing multiple busy intersections. The dorms and classes are generally comfortable.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the opportunities available for everyone; there is a wide variety of majors and minors, and even just classes in general. It's also relatively easy to change or add a major or minor. However, the advisement process for getting your required classes to graduate can be hit or miss, and plenty of people (myself included) have been forced to stay longer than four years to complete these requirements due to mistakes in earlier advisement. On the whole, a good school with great athletics and a wide variety of class and extracurricular opportunities, but be on top of your class schedule and graduation requirements, and don't be afraid to ask your adviser questions or go to a different adviser than the one you are assigned to, as long as you ask permission.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As soon as I visited the campus at the University of South Carolina the first time, I knew it was where I belonged and I no longer wanted to look at any other schools.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: During orientation I felt like I was at home and welcome by the students and staff.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: USC's summer programs have prepared me well.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely LOVE USC. It has taken me in and wanted me for who I am.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and most of the professors are great, however when it comes to the housing exspenses and the parking expenses attending the university is outrageous.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think that USCB is the greatest because I have visited with friends who attend there. They have a gospel choir, and a recording studio, as well as study labs for quiet time. The school is super and is well known in the SC area.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experience was going on a medical mission trip with my college as a capstone scholar. This experience opened my eyes to other ways of living and how fortunate we are in the USA to get some of the best medical care. Being able to go with my peers made the experience enjoyable because I got to share the experiences with them.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school is very good academically, the professors are very helpful and the campus is beautiful.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the campus, even though I'm not a city girl there is always amazing views found all around the campus area. Also everyone wants everyone to succeed therefore SI study sessions, teachers and the tutoring center are very helpful!

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: USC is a wonderful place to spend your first four years of college. The entire school has so much pride for its academics, sports, and extracurriculars that it brings an undeniable sense of unity to the entire campus. The classes are challenging and the teachers are helpful and distinguished. The southern atmosphere makes this campus beautiful and historical. This is a wonderful college and I would choose this school again if I had the chance.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's good but parking is terrible and it's so hot all the time

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I will say that ultimately, I didn't have much choice in schools coming from a financial perspective. That being said, I have found an abundance of opportunities at my school. While it is difficult to find students with the same ambition and passion as me at a traditional state school, the large student body almost guarantees that you'll find you niche if you know where to look.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: new, high tech, welcoming, great opportunities, small class size

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have yet to start classes at USC, but I have sat in a few of them. I really enjoyed the classes and the teachers. They worked with me and my friends and our schedules.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It was a lot easier than I anticipated going into college. As long as I stay on top of my work and manage my time, I have been successful

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the energy I receive from everyone I meet on this campus! There are so many people, each with their own stories and backgrounds. It's great that we can all come together in such a wonderful place and share our love for our school! I recommend USC to all of my friends and I couldn't be any happier with my decision to come!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is unique because is the number one business school in the USA. What could be better? For my desired field of study and future career plans, this is as good as it gets. It is truely a blessing to already live so close to the school. I don't have to worry about student housing or paying extra for transfering from another state.

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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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