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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For the most part, campus safety is pretty good. But, like most campuses located in the middle of a big city, it can be pretty dangerous to walk alone in the dark across campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Going to a big school provides a great social networking experience that you can carry with you throughout college.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part, I have had very caring and considerate professors.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is very convenient and has been an asset to my Freshman year.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I had the opportunity to join Greek life but I turned it down due to the treatment I received when trying to get my bid.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: We have one of the more well known football teams in the area. The University of South Carolina Gamecocks are a pretty big deal.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school! I came from a small school, so going to a bigger school has really let me open up and explore new opportunities. I joined a club this semester and made some really close friends! I couldn't imagine going any where else!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: university of South Carolina take this serious with three different police forces roaming around campus along with SLED walking around downtown during the weekends. They have buses, classes and other sorts of preventative measures to prevent sexual assault.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far all the professors that I have had major specific were very caring about you and learning the material. The chemistry, nursing, business departments are top notch amazing. Our math and physics departments need some work but if youre dedicated to getting the degree you want you can make it through anything here with flying colors, because the professors notice effort. Even if youre in a 300+ student class

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Depends on the major youre gonna come out of school with, but nursing, engineering, international business students unless completely out of it usually get a job right away because of the networking feature the University puts out there.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you apply early and gt the place you want it goes decent. It is almost exactly as you would expect.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is decent some greek life you have to find but if you do your research and get out you can be sure to find the one that fits you perfectly.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Going to an SEC school is amazing, all year long there is talk of some type of sport. Then during the fall that talk and the vibe around the campus is heightened tenfold it is amazing.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. I am from Charleston and This place reminds me of Charleston. Any time I go home and talk to people about my experience here i always call USC my home away from home or my little slice of Charleston.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are always campus security guards around at all times.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved most of the classes I've taken. Some classes are very large (300+), which can be annoying at times, but not too bad.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Darla Moore School of Business is a great business school. The school is great with helping set up internships and the networking possibilities are endless. I have no doubts that I will be able to get a good job once I graduate.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I think Greek life would be better at the University of South Carolina if all the panhellenic sororities and fraternities had houses on campus.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: I love going to an SEC school and getting to experience football games. Our athletic facility is also top-notch and very student friendly.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could do it all over again, I would have gone to the University of South Carolina as a freshman instead of transferring in as a sophomore. I love the business school that I'm in and I value my college experience.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The crime rate on campus is relatively low, however the rate for the entire city of Columbia has been on the rise in the past decade. This year so far there have been three on campus deaths, all the results of shootings, while in the surrounding downtown area there have been various shootings, armed robberies, car break-ins, drug busts, and petty thefts. There has also been an increase in the number of sexual assaults reported in the last five years or so, the majority of which involved alcohol or drug use. The university has recently increased it's on-campus security forces, however it seems as though there is not the sufficient number of policemen needed in order to combat against the encroaching violence.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC sponsors various career fairs on one of the main streets that run through campus. Students are also automatically placed on an e-mail list where they are informed by their advisors of any career or internship opportunities that become availably during the year. The Student Success Center and Student Career Center are both great sources of information on possible means of employment, both on an off campus. As you begin to take advantage of these resources you soon realize that there is little competiton, as not a large percentage of the student population apply themselves and make use of all the wonderful outlets that are openly, and freely, provided to us.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of my favorite things about classes at USC are how they combine two different classroom styles together; one being the regular, auditorium style lecture hall and then small, classroom style recitation sessions where students have the opportunity to ask questions that had not been answered during class. However one of the main things I find wrong with the way professor's such up their classes is related to it's style and size, as many professors attempt to enforce attendance policies in classrooms that far too large. This makes it nearly impossible to keep record of who does and does not attend class and often times students who regularly attend class are counted absent, and must confront their professors on the issue due to the fact that most classes only allow 3 absences total.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My freshman year I lived in on-campus housing and had a fairly pleasant experience. I never had any serious issues, and enjoyed meeting my roommates who I had been matched to live with as we all scored similar results on a survey sent out by the head of our dorm. This year I live in off-campus housing which has been a complete ordeal. The maintenance provided by the complex is very poor; both myself and my roommates have made multiple complaints to the office about issues such as mold, clogged drains in our sinks and showers, multiple bug infestations, and noise complaints about other residents. All of which have been met with the same level of ambivalence and no action has ever been taking in aiding us with our issues. We are also charged two, sometimes three, times in one month for overage charges on amenities such as water, electricity, and internet even though the paperwork provided each times shows that our unit did not go over on any the entire month. Most of this is understandable though seeing as how the majority of the staff is made up of college students who are working part-time and have no formal training in management or worked a service level job before.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The majority of the sororities and fraternities on campus promote ideals that have nothing to do with furthering ones education. Recently many have been either disbanded or temporarily shut down due to reports of hazing, alcohol/drug abuse, and student's being injured during functions. The non-Greek student population have a very negative outlook on those that choose to be a part of it, creating a social divide between the two. This tension between the groups is mounting, to the point where non-Greeks are fighting against the system while individuals who are a part of Greek Life are acting out even more in retaliation against the rest of the student population. It can be said however that our sororities, holistically, provide a large amount of money to charities through their various social events and volunteer work.

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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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