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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: anything less than a 21 plan you have to skip meals.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the dorms are new however it is 1600$ a month to live in a thirty square foot room.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the housing is super far away. If its close, its outrageously expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love all the restuarants in the area!! They are great

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus parking so so strict. They ticket for every little thing and its so annoying. parking sucks here so it is hard enough as it is

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish i received more scholarship money. I am from out of state so it is expensive to go here. They are kind of stingy with scholarship $$. Also, I wish that I could transfer my scholarship to study abroad.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I am not a huge partier but most people go downtown when they party

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: IT could be better, could be worse. If you arent on the regular meal plan its crazy expensive. Greek meal plan is CRAZY expensive

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am fortunate enough to live in one of the nicest dorms on campus! It is newly renovated so I am spoiled.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty good rent for amazing apartments especially being in a city. I like the off campus housing a lot!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Because its the city there are so many options and lots that deliver to the dorms!

5 College Freshman

Administration: Really relaxed. It depends on if your RM cares and none of mine do really. As long as your just smart its no big deal whatsoever. It also depends on which dorm you are in. Columbia hall, South tower and any quads are easy. They say as long as you can swipe your card you are fine.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: you need a fake ID but once you have that its awesome and easy to get into bars. its nice cause there are so many bars to choose from! I love the party scene and I think it is underrated.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Its tough to get used to the system and how it works but once you get the hang of how swipes work its not too bad. I recommend the 10 meals but thats just me. The good thing is it is only for freshman year so after that it won't apply to you.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Absolutely love this place. After visiting many of my friends at their schools I realize even more how amazing this place is

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: After freshman year, most students have to move off-campus due to the sheer size of our classes. However, there are an abundance of options such as apartment complexes and houses that are rented out to students. A popular area for students who choose to rent houses are in Five Points/Greene Street and the areas surrounding Olympia/Granby mills apartment complexes.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: jimmy john's, qdoba, beezers are all great late-night options.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Campus is fairly strict about drug use and underage drinking. There will often be ra's on duty who will write students up for underage drinking or drug use.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: USC really does give out a lot of aid - as an out-of-state student, I was able to receive tuition that was halfway between the cost of out-of-state and in-state tuition.

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5 College Junior

Party Scene: One word: tailgates.

Welcome to the SEC and football central. If you don't like football I suggest you learn to love it so you can take part in the amazing phenomenon that are Saturdays at Williams-Brice.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: As long as you know how to work the system, meal plan can be a great asset to you. Don't just go to Russell House for every meal - change it up! Colloquium has excellent soups, salads, and paninis. Also, if you're unsure of how many swipes to get in the beginning of the semester, choose less as you can always bump it up at any time during the semester for a small fee, but you cannot go to a lesser plan.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: As a prior RA, or RM as USC calls them, I can honestly say that I have lived in a variety of housing options and seen the in's and out's of the system.

One of the best things is the ability to apply to live in a specific residence hall based on your academic interest: music, art, business, engineering, pre-med, etc.

First year students can choose from apartment-style, suite-style, and traditional-style residence halls. USC Housing is continuously improving their current res halls and building new ones.

Best: Quads and Horseshoe res halls

Worst: Bates

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Some are quite a ways away from campus but they each have shuttles that take students to the horseshoe and back to the apartments.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of good restaurants in the Vista and 5 Points, great for taking people out to eat or dining on the weekends.

3 College Student

Administration: They set rules and enforce them. Not different from any other big university

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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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