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Reviews 3639 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I want to go to medical school. No concerns.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is unpredictable and varies every day.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial Aid doesn't really help its students a lot.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I get to learn much more than other majors.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The No Smoking policy has not truly been enforced.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: People get drunk at night and bother other people.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The workload isn't bad, the curriculum is good and there are plenty of opportunities.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's food. I don't eat out much.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: You definitely hear a lot of stories about what people do.

4 College Student

Scholarships: The application for financial aid was really easy and there wasn't any hassle in receiving it. The amount I received was a good amount less than I needed, although I did get a good amount, but not everyone can get full rides.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: There are emergency call tower things all over campus in case of some emergency. There's also services that you can call so you don't have to walk across campus alone at night.

4 College Student

Party Scene: Anything from bars to house parties, we've got it all.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: There are some very nice dorms here. Most people are really friendly. Locations are all pretty good except for Bates which is far. Housing applications are really easy and straightforward.

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to go ranging from cheap chains to a little more expensive, but very tasty restaurants.

3 College Student

Administration: Watch out when parking, they watch the parking lots like hawks.

3 College Student

Greek Life: For the most part, Greek events keep to the Greeks.

5 College Student

Local Area: There's a lot to do here. It's a big city so there are festivals and events constantly happening. There are also lots of museums to go to as well. And there's plenty of bars for nightlife entertainment as well.

4 College Student

Diversity: If you have a stance or belief in something, there's a group of people for you here. There are lots of international students and they bring in a whole new culture. There are lots of cultural events on campus as well such as Russian cuisine night, there's a Indian festival thing and plenty others.

5 College Student

Academics: There is a great variety of classes to choose from for electives. Finding something you're interested in is no problem. Workload is just about right. There is work, but it is definitely manageable if it is kept up with. All the professors I have had care about what they teach and the students. There are supplemental instruction times and plenty of office hours where the professor or a TA can help.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the greek life here. We all support one another philanthropy events and have fun together. Its so fun to get to know other friends in other sororities and see what they are doing. I think Non-Greeks don't think an different about Greeks unless they had some rare horrible experience. Greek housing is amazing! I highly recommend living in the house because its nice, clean, where the meals are, and there is a shuttle that takes you from Greek village to campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: A majority of the time its sunny and warm. But in the winter time it does get down to the 20s and 30s. The mornings are usually the coldest. There have been some days when its in the 30s in the morning and 65 by the afternoon. When it rains it pours. It doesn't really affect the campus experience because anywhere you go, you will experience all kinds of weather.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: As a nursing major, I knew coming to college would be a challenge. But at USC they really test your ability to adapt to change and to learn how to teach yourself and apply your knowledge to the real world. I have learned so much this past year and a half.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Technology: I bring my own computer where I go

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: Not sure what to comment on the strictness I live off campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The white Greeks are treated different then the black Greeks. They get more privileges!!!

1 person 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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