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3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is okay, they could go out of their way to handle certain issues better but I guess with that being said it can be a good thing sometimes because if you "slip up" it's not the end of the world.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Party scene is okay. A bit segregated. Usually the african american parties take place in houses/apartments areas like copper beech and the caucasian population usually goes downtown where a fake ID is necessary. Tailgates are also usually exclusive to frat boys and sorority girls although some "regular"girls can get into the tailgate lots with no problem

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not much experience with the office.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus dining is a bit of a ripoff because you can potentially pay for "X" amount of swipes and not be able to use them because you only have one swipe per time period, reguardless of what you pay for.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great. Every dorm is within walking distance to everything on campus, and there are shuttles. West Quad dorm is the best because you can have your own room, and it's a "green" energy efficient dorm.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I just hate Greek life, sorry.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some places are super nice, but only if you are rich as balls. Places like University Oaks have EVIL landlords who are way too excited to evict people. And everything breaks.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Haven't looked at off-campus dining that much. I'm too poor.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone has parking tickets all the time. Its from the city though so I'm not sure if that counts

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everyone goes to bars instead of partying! I hate it!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pretty much going here for free.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Variety is on point but the meal plan and pricing of food is SO FREAKING RIDICULOUS. I can't remember the last time I was able to afford a drink with my meal. Cuz ya know thats extra

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm is amazing. The Honors Dorm has a starbucks downstairs and it is clean and well furnished and has tons of study rooms and there aren't any community bathrooms. Pretty much all other dorms I've seen are disgusting though, likes Bates and Columbia Hall. They are so filthy and in disrepair, the elevators and air conditioning rarely work.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You're much better off going with off-campus housing. Living on campus is expensive, and I feel like living off-campus allows me to get more things done (homework, studying, etc.). There are less distractions living off-campus, and there are plenty of places that are close enough that it isn't too far of a drive. The only problem with living off-campus is having to park when you get to school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It is way cheaper to buy food off-campus than to eat on-campus. I would not be able to afford eating on-campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I understand why I don't receive much in the way of financial aid, but it stinks because my parents make a good amount of money, but I work and pay my own bills. I wish they would pay attention to those of us who have working parents, but aren't handed everything in life.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The prices are pretty high, but I guess you get that at any college. I could be wrong. I like that they have a Starbucks and a Great American Cookie because I like sweets and coffee. That's important.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The more affordable places to live are often farther from campus and therefore not as convenient.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Five points and the Vista have great dining options within walking distance of campus at reasonable prices.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: Policies are enforced enough to keep the school running smoothly but not in an exasperating manner.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish scholarships were more accessible or widely advertised. However, I appreciate the tuition reduction with every scholarship awarded.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I appreciate the variety of campus food. However, sometimes it is overpriced and normal meal choices go over the allotted amount. I also do not like how you cannot swipe more than once in a meal time. A suggestion I have would be to have any extra money leftover for a meal swipe, if not using the full amount, to go into the person's bonus bucks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great because of its convenience and opportunity for socialization. The concepts of living/learning communities also make it a great environment to foster friendships within similar interest groups.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many options that are in walking distance of the school that are both chains as well as ethnic cuisines. Many of them also offer student discounts which is very nice.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: When it comes to absences, it's very much a struggle to deal with professors because even if you're very sick and out of school, they make sure it affects your grade.

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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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