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4 College Senior

Administration: Depends on your RM, but most are super chill, and if you respect that they're on the hook for you being retarded and acting a fool at 3 AM, then you'll do alright. Strict dorms: Capstone, women's quad, Patterson. Real lenient dorms: Bates, Bates west, Columbia Hall, west/east/south quads (in moderation though).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have found a great place to live

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I am able to get medicine and important information

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: This is a pretty serious topic requiring a pretty serious and honest answer. Listen girls, don't be stupid and you'll be alright. I've heard some pretty screwed up stuff about dudes slipping rufalin in drinks, so always be mindful: it does happen. Saying that makes me want to puke, because most of us would never even consider such disgusting behavior, but not everyone has the same pristine moral code of ethics. You'll quickly find out that the world isn't all sunshine and rainbows, so keep a level head, and always watch your drinks closely.

That being said, these are rare cases, but happens more than you'd think. Just a word of caution. Find your limit, test your limit, but by all means, if you're over your limit, make sure you're around friends.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've made a lot of connections and learned a lot during my first year. I also may have found the love of my life.

4 College Senior

Academics: Maybe this is everywhere, but I love the professors at our school. A select few include Professor Freeman for freshman chem, professor thompson for any exercise science majors out there. Also Lawrence Rhu and Brian Glavey for any English majors out there. Many other professors to fall in love with I'm sure, but those are some of my favorites.

Registration? I hate it, but I'm also one to sign up late for classes all the time. Speaking of registration... I should do that now....eventually...when I get back to school...?

4 College Senior

Academics: Just transferred into EXSC, so not much to say about that other than our advisors are pretty awesome. I've found an internship on my own, so I didn't need much help there, but take some initiative, seize opportunities when they come your way, and you'll do spectacularly here.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Like anywhere, you'll get tired of the food. Snag colloquium and Slamdini's for sure and you'll make it out alive. Bates if you need all-you-can-eat post-gym. And healthy food is offered in Russell House. Welcome to the freshman 15 if you can eat chick fil a for all three meals. If you can do that for a few days straight, then I salute you, I've been there before. Oh, and you'll love me for this... Taco bell, upstairs at Russell house, get a crunchwrap and 2 soft tacos and it's exactly $6.23 for your dinner meal-plan swipe. You're welcome freshies.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities are clean and well oganized easy to maneuver through.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is amazing there is a variety of opportunities that is granted to the students on and around campus. Between the organizations and the constant activities that takes place student life on campus is constantly present.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: From what I have seen so far it is what I have expected.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I would give it five stars, but the intra-Greek relations could be better. Expect to join a fraternity/sorority and hang out with those people for the rest of your four years. As an open-minded student, I would love to see joint parties for the good of the school as a whole to create one LEGENDARY experience, but it's still only to be desired. Don't get me wrong, going Greek will be an epic change to your social life as a whole, but as a word of caution, don't adopt an elitist attitude towards non-Greeks and other fraternities. No one cares about what frat you were in while at college, just like we don't care what sport you played in high school. Don't be a dill-hole and you'll fit in no sweat. And if you're wondering what fraternity to check out Phi Sigma Kappa is the most down to earth fraternity on campus (but you didn't hear it from me). Happy pledging!

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: As a guy, I can say that South Carolina females are the best in the country. Not simply because they're all gorgeous, but because there's such a variety of personalities that accompany the aesthetic qualities for an all-around "dime." Especially love the Southern girls because they're so sweet and charming. They'll be much more timid of Northern boys, but treat them with respect (most of the time) and show them a good time, and they'll dazzle you more than anyone you'll meet. Everyone dresses preppy, so once you can get over your ego, conform to the dress code. To be completely honest, it's good in the long run. To dress nice means success later in life anyway, so to me, it was an eye-opener at first, but is very much worth it down the road.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Two words: SEC Football. Gamecocks football was one of the most enjoyable surprises to me when coming down south for school. Tailgates and football make every saturday home game into a holiday, and it's honestly one of the best times ever.

4 College Senior

Majors: Challenging, but professors know what's up. Many times comments are made about our weekends, and professors are down to earth for the most part!

3 College Senior

Majors: I was originally a Nursing Major at first, but didn't get into the Upper division, which is a common occurrence for many in my situation. Anything less than a 3.5 GPA for the nursing school is considered borderline, so anticipate working like a dog for that major. EXSC doesn't take many nursing credits, which sets you back if you don't get in. These are all some things I wish I knew before going through with my first 3 years, and yes, it's been an annoying process, but I'm in no academic crisis by any means.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It's never any problem, and everyone is always so wonderfully nice and helpful.

3 College Senior

Diversity: People tend to be pretty reserved when it comes to diversity. It's the South; that's just how things are. But being that USC is a big school, everyone has a chance to find their niche. One just cannot be afraid to pursue their interests.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you can live close to 5 points (which I did) you'll have an incredible experience. The further you are from 5 points, the better your living condition and rent may be, but location is everything. There is nothing better than the convenience of a 5 minute walk home from the bars

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: USC always has places to eat off campus. My personal favorite for "family dinners" is Yesterday's in 5 points because it's cheap, good Southern food. Perfect for s poor college bloke.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is within walking distance to most classes and we have a gated parking deck

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love sciences and am a biology major with pharmacy aspirations

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The football is inevitably the first thing that comes to mind, it is pervasive throughout every fall semester and a large number of the big parties involve football in some capacity--be it tailgating or post-game parties or viewing parties for away games. The party scene in general is great, it is very unlikely that you will spend any weekend bored. That being said, the academics are also notable. The international business school is one of the top programs in the country and the new business building that is getting built will only improve that. Additionally, the Strom is one of the best fitness facilities you are likely to find anywhere. Lastly, but certainly not least, the females there are absolutely gorgeous. Expect to be smitten a half-dozen times every day just walking to class.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The athletic facilities are great, as I have already mentioned several times. The main library--Thomas Cooper--is big enough for you to find a place to study most times of the day and the fact that it is open 24/7 (to students only) is great for late night cram sessions. The yearly Tiger Burn before the Carolina-Clemson game is always a good time. There is also a weekly farmers market on campus that I would highly recommend

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Beware the heat. You will be in for hot weather. It will start usually in March and stay as hot and sticky as you can handle until September/October. The winter is short and mild. It snowed twice in 4 years that I can remember so it is a fair tradeoff with the heat. Also, all buildings and apartments, for the most part, are air conditioned so you don't have to worry about getting heat stroke inside.

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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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