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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options that are close to campus. The only downside is, for safety reasons you should drive to all off-campus eateries.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most girls are in greek life, so they're pretty stereotypical. Guys can be douche bags just like everywhere else, but overall everyone is pretty nice and friendly.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school offers a lot of scholarships, which is really nice!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: They're pretty average about everything I would say.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is HUGE here. It's a huge dynamic of the atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are things to do, but it's not really the best atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party so I could care less.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: From what I know, they are pretty strict in some areas, and nonchalant in others.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I've liked the off-campus apartments I've lived in so far

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Some robberies happen late at night on campus

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Football is focused on most

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I don't care. My parents paid

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: It's normal large school, there's not one phrase that could describe it.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: HRTM at USC is one of the top 10 programs in the country and it's fantastic! It's fun, but you learn a lot. Also, all advisors, professors, and staff in general work very hard to make sure you get a lot of industry experience.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I don't out that much, but when I do I can always find somewhere really good!

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Columbia is kind of the arm pit of the state despite being the capital.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Too much crime and armed robberies

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're in GL, life is good because you feel included in everything. If you aren't, it can be hard to feel important.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Basically all of the food has laxatives added to it, but other than that the food is alright before you eventually get tired of the limited options.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The only varsity sport with high attendance is football.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on the luck of the draw. You could end up in a really nice new dorm or an old crappy one.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They make sure your scholarships are applied as long as you meet the GPA requirements.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Alot of variety, but the places closest to campus are not as nice as the ones which are further away. This makes you choose between quality and proximity.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Cops are everywhere preying on underage kids just to arrest them for being drunk.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Unless you're here for International business or another business major or nursing, you probably should have went to a different school. These are really the only majors that are nationally accredited and others are kind of treated as a joke by other students. International business is excellent though. Kind of a little too structured.

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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