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Reviews 3684 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 Recent Alumnus

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

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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.

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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.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Too much crime and armed robberies

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: International business is difficult to get into. You probably need about a 3.5 to get in unless youre in Capstone or Honors.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's ok. Greek life seems to dominate. They have parties but only allow other Greeks. Mainly a bar school, where you need a fake id. Education quality is good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Not the most beautiful school and not much green space. The horseshoe is the greatest, but nobody goes over there because there's no classes. Strom workout center is really nice. Library is nice, lots of space to study. Very environmentally unfriendly. Wifi is terrible.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: The business program can't be beat. Amazing professors with tons of experience and incredible credentials. If you're going to school to learn, and you want to major in business, USC is the only choice.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: Columbia is not the most interesting city, but it has come a long way in my four years here. A big arts and music scene is growing here.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I had a fairly average residence hall experience, but did not come away from it with a lot of friendships. There was not a huge sense of community fostered there. Co-ed dorms typically create stronger, lasting relationships.

4 College Senior

Administration: USC has a ton of supportive staff but there is a very negative relationship between the student body and the local and campus police.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: While we do have these big, beautiful fraternity houses, they do not have parties. Most partying takes place downtown (Five Points), which is often dangerous and requires a fake ID. Dorm parties are also quite uncommon. Parties at apartment complexes are pretty easy to come by but are subject to being shut down by the cops and risking legal trouble.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are not great options that are walkable from campus, other than Moe's, Which Wich, and Maddio's, but there are some great places in Five Points and a short drive from campus. Costs are pretty reasonable.

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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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