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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you're an out of state student you are pretty much guaranteed a tuition reduction and a scholarship. All you have to do is fill out fafsa and then go on self service carolina to complete the requirements online. i did it in a bout a day.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: After visiting my friends universities I have found that our food is pretty average. It's not the best for sure, but it's definitely not the worst. The Chinese food in Russell is the place to go.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If I could rate it based on just my dorm it would be excellent but I know for a fact that there are dorms that are anything but. For example, Bates.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of apartment options and price ranges for off-campus housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Downtown night life in Columbia is so much fun. The fraternity lots for tailgating are great during football season.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of off-campus dining places accept Carolina Cash.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The honor code is taken seriously at University of South Carolina.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships are offered based on merit and can help lower tuition rates for out of state students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The best place to eat is Colloquium. It is similar to a Panera Bread and the food is really good.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All of the dorms are on campus or within a 15 minute walk from each other. The quads are the best!

5 College Student

Athletics: I go to an SEC school, everything revolves around football in the fall. You plan your weekend around the game.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There was a Cookout that was a three minute walk from my dorm.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: It's college, there are going to be parties, USC has parties.

3 College Student

Administration: The campus has rules, but they seem to take these rules with a grain of salt.

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4 College Student

Scholarships: The financial aid process was a little complicated at first, but after I got the basics down it went smoothly and the automated system sends you an email if you have been awarded funding or still have pending requirements.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: USC has a very standard meal plan system. You pay a lump sum at the beginning of each semester and receive a certain number of swipes for each week.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ton's of great places all over

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not much diversity. Everyone's pretty much white, middle-upper class, and dress nicely. People aren't really too fond of the LGBT community. Political views are more conservative but it's not that obvious or a big deal really if you're not.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek life at my school.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: After freshmen year almost everyone I know moved off campus.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I have never really frequented the party scene so I am not a super reliable source for it.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is pretty good in Columbia. Lots to choose from.

3 College Senior

Administration: The campus enforces important rules to keep the campus safe

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I had a time trying to get all of my financial aid transferred from one campus to another.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Lots of places to eat at to fill whatever taste you are looking for

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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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