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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Terrible system for meal plan. The only useful plan is the flex plan

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you don't like the bar scene this isn't really the place for you. House parties aren't super common. But people are out pretty much every night so downtown is always alive

4 College Freshman

Majors: The only program that is hard to get into is the International Business program. Otherwise you should have no problems.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football season is the best part of USC. Going to games makes you feel really connected with the school. Our other sports are also pretty fun to go to and we usually do pretty well. Its a big part of the school.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Administration: I mean, it means well, but if I don't want to go to class and can keep my grades up I shouldn't be penalized. The police on campus aren't really helpful. Overall it is too strict compared to other friends colleges

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Great if you're in it, eh if you're not. It is very cliquey depending on what house it is.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It really depends on where you live. You could have a really nice room thats clean and with a well maintained building, or you could be in a crappy dorm. The crappier the dorm, the more social it is. I lived in the brand new women's quad and it wasn't very social.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are scares, but there are at any school. I don't feel safe at night, but in the day I feel perfectly safe

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of choices for off campus housing. There are a lot of newer places and places that come fully furnished making it really convenient. They all have shuttles that run to campus and the information is easy to find throughout campus

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are lots of attractive people around campus, but pretty much everyone is the same. It's easy to find a hookup, harder to find unique people.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of South Carolina is just like any other state school when it comes to opportunities. There are job fairs and ways of finding these things pretty easily and you pretty much can't miss these fairs as they are right on greene street

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Better quality than campus food, but not super convenient to get to, and can get boring

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't apply for financial aid, but many people I know have had no problems

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: The area around campus, other than 5 points, is pretty boring. There isn't a lot of convenience to go do things if you don't have access to a car because the mall, target, and other things are at least 10 minutes away by car.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The campus food here has its days for being good most of the time its average. Luckily we have Chickfila so that is always a good thing. I wish there were better and more options, maybe a buffet style would be nice.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Life here in Columbia is a lot of fun but I personally believe it has a lot more potential. Although Columbia is famous for the nightlife down in Five Points and you can not go wrong with Saturdays filled with Carolina football games, there are not that many activities for students to do if they aren't part of Greek Life.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life here at USC is a huge thing! The Greek housing is located on campus and it's basically a neighborhood of mansions for the fraternities and sororities. These mansions are sort of set up the same way as dorms and it's not shabby way to live at all. It can be challenging making new friends here if you aren't a part of Greek Life because so many are.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Since I've transferred to USC the safety and security on campus has gotten much better. At first there always a lot of on foot robberies going on around campus but the security team has stepped it up and made a lot positive changes. Ever since they started making new changes I've noticed a lot of security guys around campus more often. That makes me feel much more secure and comfortable walking around campus.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I just joined a sorority as a junior and I've loved every second of it! I never cared about being in one and it's not necessary to have a good time in college. However, I did want to get more connections and networking opportunities, so here I am! You should seriously check it out at some point while you're here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty average and way over priced.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's a normal mix of restaurants. I haven't encountered any student discounts.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are very few healthy options and you don't get that much food.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Fraternities aren't allowed to have parties in their houses, and you only get invited to off-campus parties if you know someone or live off-campus. Most students go to the bars in five points, and those can get repetitive and boring after a while.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone loves going out to football games. They're huge. Strom is a great gym too.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities are so huge so it's easy to get lost in the crowd, but it definitely helps your social calendar be more full.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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