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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't moved off campus yet, but I hear that it can be pretty expensive and far from campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am out of state and received in state tuition, almost $20,000 cheaper. I know a lot of students receive hefty scholarships and i believe that it is about 1/3 of the students do. I think more out of state students receive scholarships than in state because it's already relatively cheap in state (compared to Pennsylvania public schools, where i come from)

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The only real party scene is in downtown bars and at tailgates. You need a fake ID if you are underage, which I feel nervous possessing. There is slim to no house parties and Frat parties are only for people involved with that fraternity and their dates. I think this is the major downfall of the school.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I am an International Business major, and USC has the best program for that in the country. They have great connections with the top IB schools around the world, and i feel that they have great connections with internships as well. I think that business is probably the biggest strength this school offers, and the reason that it is ranked as high as it is. If it weren't for business strengths, I think that the school wouldn't be as highly regarded.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The football atmosphere is the greatest! It's pretty much what brought me here. Other than football, baseball and women's basketball are the only really good sports. Once football season is over, there will be a lot less things to do on the weekend.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's not terrible, there are some really great options, not much variety though, but the meal plan system is designed to screw people over. You can only use your meal swipes at certain times and must spend less than about $6 per meal unless you want to pay extra. For example, the breakfast swipe ends at 11 am. If you miss this time period, you basically lose that meal swipe for the week and can't make it up, rather than having a later breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They basically charge people for what they could have eaten, rather than what they end up eating.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There's great nightlife, but Columbia is not very safe and you can't really walk anywhere. Walking anywhere at night is nearly impossible without attempted robbery.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My dorm is quite run down but many dorms are absolutely beautiful - like living in a hotel. Some are more expensive than others. A few dorms are a good 20 minute walk from central campus which is extremely inconvenient for many students, but most people make it work.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's a great place to go to college but I would never live in this area.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: We are an SEC school so obviously we have some of the best athletic events in the whole country.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are two main areas off campus with a wide variety of local and chain restaurants of varying prices. You will always find good food.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I only know about my own major - nursing - but it is an amazing program. As a freshman you are accepted into the lower division of the college of nursing, and have to apply into the upper division during the fall semester of your sophomore year. The process is extremely competitive and only the best are accepted, and they are given a rigorous and top notch education.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek community supports each other and the community and is a great environment. Many non-Greek students see Greek students as snobby, rich, and overrated without even knowing what Greek life is like.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been multiple armed robberies on campus this year and alerts are only sometimes sent out by the school. Ones that have been sent out have recently been reported by the school as "false alarms" even though multiple trustworthy student run accounts have verified these as having happened. Campus police does not make me, and most other students I have spoken to, feel safe. They actually put most of us in more fear than people who commit crimes, because the campus police are more prevalent in getting students in trouble for stupid things than for actually catching the "bad guys".

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of options, but many are far from campus so a car is definitely necessary, which makes everything more expensive especially parking on/near campus. Some places are reasonably priced, many are overpriced, and most places do not have good management.

4 College Senior

Majors: Couldn't find a paid internship but I still loved it.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Received scholarships through Honors College without applying for them.

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2 College Senior

Administration: More concerned with underage drinking than ANYTHING else.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Blue light boxes make me feel safe.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Honors Residence is very nice.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks have great parties but also do great philanthropic work.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: girls are hot i don't really check out guys sorry to disappoint but go to a football game and every girl will look fine in a red or black dress with cowboy boots

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: greek life has parties all the time unless you know someone whose in greeklife thats older or a girl you probe won't get invited lots of people in apartments and what not to have small get togethers the tailgates are unreal and decently should come to school with a fake id cause after the party around midnight downtown is bumpin and is the place to be

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: police are all over and theres the blue light system as long as you walk with a pact your fine if you get drunk with a guy and flirt and go back to his room do you really expect him to have a goldfish tank don't be a tease and it won't happen

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is pretty prominent decently don't have to be in it but obviously easy way to make friends and go to parties they normally have events every month or so like beach weekend or mountain weekend decently should rush even if your not considering joint just because you get invited to rush parties where you meet other freshman and everything is free also the greek houses on campus are amazing and brand new and they also have satilette houses off campus for parties

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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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