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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks is a huge part of USC and it's a great way to make friends and meet people. As a non-Greek, I usually don't see Greeks any differently unless they draw negative attention to themselves. However, I do think more negative attitudes are directed towards fraternities rather than sororities.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: In most of my classes their is someone either hung over or under the influence. However, peer pressure isn't a big thing unless you go to an environment where a lot of alcohol and drugs is being taken part in.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't live on campus or have a meal plan, so I'm not very knowledgeable on the selections or the taste. However, I have eaten on campus a few times and the restaurants were all in convenient locations and the food was great!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Being in my specific major is absolutely amazing. The group of professors we have to teach us have all spent time in the court room or have had their own practice. The workload can be alot sometimes but for an aspiring lawyer it's all worth it. We learn now what it takes to win the case in court with every bit of information.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather can vary from day to day. One day it could be warm and the next it could be near freezing. It just depends on the season. It often goes from one extreme to the other, excluding about 2 months out of the school year. However, overall the weather is usually nice and enjoyable.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarships I feel can be very hard to get outside of hope, life, and palmetto scholarship. I did apply for financial aid, however I did not fall under the requirements to receive it. I've been applying for scholarships since I was in high school and unfortunately haven't received any additional ones outside of life scholarship.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very spread out, so many outside people can walk in and out of campus which can lead to increased criminal behavior. At night, walking alone can be sketchy and its usually the best if you have a friend or group with you since most parking is far away. During the day time though I feel very safe. Also, the school provides great health services for when your ill or hurt.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: During Freshman year living on campus was the best time ever. Living on campus allows the student to learn the ends and outs as well as make long lasting friendships. As the years go by however, the housing scene gets to be a bother unless you have been lucky enough to become a Resident Mentor. Generally speaking returning students here are not guaranteed housing for the next school year because the freshmen come first.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife is great! The campus has so many students so their is always an event or party to attend. The school also puts on many great events at night and even provides transportation to and from downtown or any event where drinking might occur.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have some of the best sports teams in the country. Our baseball team has won 2 national championship and we have a top ranked football team. The fan support is phenomenal and sometimes it can even be hard to get tickets to games. The students at USC are proud of our athletics and we support them with our attendance, clothing, car decals, and etc. The athletics is one of the main reasons I decided to attend.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Their are clubs all over campus for everybody to join to feel a sense of belongingness. Everyone is very accepting of one another and one walk down a street and you'll see a diverse group of people around every corner.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived in off-campus housing, however, they are all fairly close to the campus. They also are great about transportation and provide shuttles to and from school. USC always allows apartments to come on campus to inform students about their prices and amenities, so it is very easy to be informed. The only downside is the apartments fill up fast and you must plan ahead when deciding where to live.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school has very strict rules inn play when it comes to the honor code, visitations, and illegal activities.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student athletics here are the absolute best. Almost everyone here is somewhat involved in a sport and school spirit is evident.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug scene is not visible on campus as campus police are very strict

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't have a car so the on-campus shuttle is utilized a lot, even though you sometimes have to wait as long as 15 minutes for it. Other than pledge rides, friends and taxis, there's no other way to get around town (no public transportation).

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's definitely good food off-campus but much of it is pretty expensive and very few student discounts are offered.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is amazing and our entire school revolves around football season

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computer labs and printing are available, the internet on campus is terrible/slow/inconsistent.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived at Capstone freshman year and enjoyed it, but they are incredibly strict and the dorm is outdated.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority, but many of my friends are and I respect what they do. Many in Greek life live in the houses in Greek village.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Workload - not too bad.

Registration and advisement - useless

Study Areas - often crowded (TCoop), but you can always fund somewhere

Professors - so far, none atrocious

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Thankfully, I had no struggles being admitted into my program but I think students definitely need to do the research and be prepared for what they are going to have to accomplish in order to be admitted into certain programs.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My International Business program is great, with many professional and academic benefits, but unfortunately it is not a very flexible or creative program.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Five Points is a fantastic downtown area and Greek life also provides many social events, whether you are involved in Greek life or not.

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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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