Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeA+
University of South Carolina is ...
NCAA Division I-A
University of South Carolina Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.208 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.206 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.205 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management365Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology317Graduates
- Exercise Physiology303Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration218Graduates
- Public Relations211Graduates
- Hospitality and Tourism Management184Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.274 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.341 responses
After University of South Carolina
- Very Good1351
USC is in the best conference in the world, the SEC. So if we're being real, obviously sports are big here. Gamecock football is HUGE! Obviously, other varsity sports are overshadowed by the football team, but we are proud of every single team we have and they're all amazing and athletic. Williams Brice Stadium is a beautiful magical place, its an atmosphere every student gamecock wants to be in and everyone else is afraid of. I'm only going to be a sophomore so I have only a little experience with this stuff, but school spirit and big sports was in my top 3 necessities when applying to schools, and USC has definitely got it. We also don't just have great facilities for the athletes, the students are pretty spoiled too, haha. Two gyms and multiple athletic fields, we just can't be beat. Type in google "Strom Fitness Center" and try to tell me its not the most beautiful athletic center you have ever seen. I rest my case.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago
Assuming you are a sports fan or are interested in getting involved, the University of South Carolina has a lot to offer. Primarily, Football encourages tailgating for not only college students, but family as well (numerous who were previously alums themselves). I had never went to a college football game or watched college football before coming to school here, and I must say: it blew me away! The Gamecocks' games are high-spirited and offer many opportunities for the student body to get involved in chants. Lots of people like to dress up for the games, but there's nothing wrong with taking a casual approach as well! Baseball is the same way, but on a smaller scale. Also, for the athletes themselves, the university offers the largest gym facility on a college campus in the US, the Strom Thurmond Gym. Strom offers many opportunities to stay fit like the Outdoor Recreation group, a 3-story rock wall, numerous courts made for various sports, intramural sports, trainers, and fitness classes you can purchase semester passes for a small fee. While that gym is more popular, the campus also has another gym (Blatt) located on campus, as well. There is also a training facility available for all athletes!
- College Senior
- July 17 2013
Greek Life is everywhere. Fraternities and Sororities are everywhere! It seems like majority of campus is a part of Greek Life. Attitudes against Greek Life are fairly mixed. Some believe that they're snobby/cliquey, others are indifferent, others love them for their parties, and others love Greek Life. With this mixed set of attitudes, the atmosphere on campus can be driven by Greek Life at times with their events. Other times, the atmosphere is just a normal school campus.
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago