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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We may have a losing football team, but we have spirit

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is honestly the best

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally do not feel unsafe on campus, even at night. I am comfortable walking alone at dark as long as it is not too far.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had excellent experiences with all of my professors to date! They are very accessible, very helpful, and very caring. I truly feel like they want to see me succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For me, personally, I am working towards a medical degree. Applying to medical school is very daunting, but having graduated from the USC Honors College will give me a huge advantage on my application. I am extremely grateful for the reputation that USC has. In addition, the Career Center is an excellent source of information and assistance to students of all majors in helping look for career opportunities and internships. Take advantage of all the resources that USC has!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in the Honor's Dorm with his the nicest one on campus. I enjoy my dorm, but I can't say that I'm not excited to move on campus next semester.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I, personally, am not a member of the Greek life of campus, but I have many friends who are a part of it and they thoroughly enjoy it!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team had a poor year this year, but overall, athletics are a blast at USC!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely LOVE the University of South Carolina! I am a member of the Honors College and the options and opportunities at USC are endless! Their motto of "#nolimits" is so fitting!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are supposedly undercover cops everywhere, which is comforting. Also there are police call boxes almost everywhere. I can't say I feel completely safe, because that would be letting my guard down, and I can't allow myself to go that far. But the safety of the campus is probably really good.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wish the professors were more into teaching than just blowing it off as a side job and sticking to powerpoint as the only means of conveying information.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't really gone to the career center yet. The school doesn't have my preferred major (Flight) but I signed up for this so

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Honors dorm is the best. Study rooms everywhere, rules that rely on our own responsibility, and a dining location just underneath us.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really associate with them, but you can definitely tell who's in a Greek organization and who's not. And I know they do a community service. But I don't know much else.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletic facilities for the common student are really nice. From jogging to weights to swimming to cycling, there's almost every piece of equipment you could think of. I just wish I could find a jump rope at Strom. That's probably the only thing missing.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am part of the Honors college, which makes everything more difficult. But socially, I have adapted pretty well. Academics are hard, but I am managing. Not many of my professors are good at teaching, which kind of kills the joy of learning for me. However, they are passionate and knowledgeable about their topics, which is nice if I have questions.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It's easy so long as you are proactive. Nothing new here. It is a state school. Do your work, come to class, and leave with at least a B. Professors are cool and most of them care. Registration is called the Hunger Games here. Good luck, you'll need it.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's safe. I rarely feel any danger, and when I do it is a product of my own imagination. Campus police are the push of a button away.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: USC is an SEC school. It is as fun or as boring as you make it. It is huge so there is no shortage of cool classes.The academics are average with a few outstanding areas. The professors care. Some are better than others. As an undergrad the class sizes are large. As you move on, they get smaller, but don't expect a class of 20-30 people unless it is an honors course.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Crappy alumni network. The school was a joke a few decades ago, so do not expect much. The career center is helpful, albeit annoying all around. If you want to come here, come for business. GSCOM and IBUS are great majors. The university is very obviously building through the Business school. If you are a liberal arts major you are probably wasting your money.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Apartment style housing is the way to go. Suite style dorms are old and ugly. Apartment styles are new and you get your own room and kitchen.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's pretty tough to find any good parties or pregames if you aren't in a frat or sorority. Greeks do great philanthropic work and drive a lot of local businesses. Greeks are viewed by non-greeks as self absorbed or exclusive, while some organizations are like that most of that criticism is undue. The housing is limited, but it is beautiful and close to campus. The houses are large mansions with smallish plots of land. They were financed in part by the university so no illicit stuff is tolerated there.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football here trumps all else. It is an SEC school afterall. Gamedays are fun but a little taxing on the body. Club and intramurals exist and people participate in them, but no one cares about them other than those who play in them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a cool place. It seems like any other state university, but it has its charm and is exceptional in my field. I enjoy my club activities and the friends that I have made. Most people are down to earth. Some are dumb as rocks and others are apathetic. Definitely not the greatest school, but I am glad I am here.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of South Carolina cares about each and every student at their University doing well and succeeding in life, inside and outside of the classroom. All of my professors have always helped me in every way they possibly could and have really helped me to grow as a student and as an individual. The University of South Carolina is unique in that they are the only school in the SEC that gives away free student tickets to all of the team's home sporting events, including football. This has really helped promote the athletes at my great university achieve so much more, knowing that the whole student body is backing them, rather than just the ones who are lucky enough to afford it. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely choose my school again. Knowing what I know now after spending a year and a half at this great institution, I still have nothing but positive memories and experiences.

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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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