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4 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship, but if it is required then I would be concerned on how many are out there and if they offer a hourly salary. I'm not sure how I could hold on to the internship and if it would meet all the requirements I would need for it to excepted for my degree program. Would I be able to have an internship with the flexibility around my school scheduled classes and the summer time, so that I can receive the most hours of experience that would be required as well?

4 College Junior

Majors: I absolutely love my major. The professors have so much to offer and are very well educated. There are also so many different classes you can take including Maymesters abroad, which I did this past summer. Most poli sci classes are in Gambrell which compared to some other buildings on campus is relatively nice.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty active on campus and makes up a substantial amount of the students. However, I am in a sorority and have a ton of friends that are not in greek life. It is there if you want to take advantage of the great opportunities it has to provide for you or you can choose to get active in campus some other way.

3 College Junior

Majors: Most everyone, no matter the major, will complete at least one internship before graduating, and I love this statistic! There is a big emphasis on applied learning here, and I think it is a part of why I like my classes and major so much.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: While Cola isn't the heart of the food world, there are plenty of places with variety enough so that I Haven't tried even close to them all yet. There is a lot of fast food, which isn't great (Chickfila, mcd's, etc), but there are a lot of hole-in-the-wall places too, that you just have to look closely to find. There is sushi, greek food, mexican, sandwiches, chinese, you name it!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never personally come across a situation where I have felt unsafe. However, I have many friends who have been in an unsafe situation with know law enforcement near by to help. For the most part though, I feel 100% safe walking around campus at any time of day or night.

5 College Junior

Academics: Im a Political Science major and I have been very satisfied with my education. The professors are excellent and really love their job. There is a substantial amount of reading and memorizing every small detail. There are constantly plenty of opportunities outside of the classroom for students to intern for local political offices.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Police, on and off campus, spend too much time worrying about underage drinking than they do about the safety of students. While Carolinaalert is a very good idea, it is not utilized to the best of its ability. Often, students get the alerts hours, even days, after crimes have been committed, and we often feel unsafe in the areas surrounding campus, as it is a bit dangerous.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: USC has a lot of on-campus housing, and they have been trying to improve the buildings and the whole system for years now. But if you're not a freshman, you're probably not going to be living in a dorm; it's that simple. On-campus housing is essentially awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so send in your top 5 choices ASAP. I was luckily enough to live in Columbia Hall, which was in a good location, coed, decently clean, and right next to a dining hall. And it was great! But some paces, like Bates and Bates West,are almost a mile walk from wherever you might be, and living there can be a deal breaker for a lot of things!

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at USC are an integral part of the University! If you aren't into serious school spirit and watching sports, especially football, this school may not be for you. Football season is anticipated all year long, with daylong tailgates, thousands of visitors, concerts, and plenty of garnet and black. It's not so much understanding football as it is being a part of something bigger than yourself. Baseball season is just about the same, while a little more casual. We participate in almost every sport, however, and you can cheer on the Gamecocks in anything from Diving to Ultimate Frisbee if you so choose. We are a very spirited bunch, and take the fall and spring seriously when it comes to sports!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is terrible. You either need to purchase a garage spot ($300+/semester) or buy a permit while you are well aware that it will be almost impossible to find a spot near your classes. The people in the parking office are unhelpful and never seem to know what they're doing.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is a large school and although many cultures are represented, it is still a predominantly white more likely than not conservative university

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Pretty good food. You can only swipe your dining card once per meal...it is not all you care to eat. Also there are specific times for each meal. I tend to eat later, so I miss out on using some of my daily meals with our plan.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is a very strict adherence to alcohol prohibition if you are under 21 here. You have to take an alcohol awareness course online in your freshman year.

3 College Senior

Majors: I like my major in Advertising. I am also minoring in Business Administration. I think the combination of those makes for a very opportunity to work in a career of my choosing.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: Older adults returning to school. Some professionals, some moms, some picking up where they left off, some committing to new sights.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the History program at my college was very easy. I took some history classes my first year and then went to my advisor the second year and declared my major I had to fill out some paper work but that was about it.

4 College Junior

Academics: I attend the University of South Carolina and my education thus far here has been great! I am a history major and my professors have had years of experience in this field. They have given me helpful advice on finding jobs in my area.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The University of South Carolina is very big on varsity sports. Our facilities for athletes are some of the best in the country. On game days our campus is packed with fans. IM sports are also participated in and you can have alot of fun doing them.

4 College Junior

Academics: I chose to come to the University of South Carolina because of their amazing history program. All of the professors I've had were really accessible outside of the classroom and were really helpful and cared about my progress. In smaller classes discussions were used to help us better understand the materiel.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms at USC are great but space for students is extremely limited so they are hard to get into. The dorms are in the middle of the campus so classes are easy to get to from there.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: This is a branch of the USC system. there is no public transportation in this area. Alot of the support services are located off campus, therefore students really need their own transportation.

3 College Student

Diversity: Being in the south a lot of people come here for the weather which makes it a high diverse university with people all over the country.

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3 College Student

Transportation: There is a shuttle system that is accessible from almost everywhere on the campus.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants that over good food around the campus as it sits in the middle of down town columbia.

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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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