College Junior 2013-06-25T17:03:34Z
Guys & Girls:
All the guys are incredibly good looking. Most dress very preppy and always look put together. Majority of girls are good looking as long as they are in a sorority. They wear norts and over sized t-shirts everyday but still look good.
College Junior 2013-06-25T17:00:22Z
There are plenty of computers available at the library on campus as well as the business library. I have my own computer and printer so I rarely utilize what is available.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-22T02:57:01Z
There is an excellent shuttle system and the school is downtown which makes public transportation a great option.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-22T02:55:27Z
They have world renowned professors, a great curriculum, and an easy registration process.
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-22T02:49:34Z
I have not started classes yet. I will be a first year graduate school student in August 2013.
College Sophomore 2013-06-21T01:49:12Z
At Carolina, it is really not necessary to bring a car. This is definitely a walking campus and you can get from one end of the campus to the other in 15 minutes or less. Garage spots get pretty expensive(around $700/year) and the internal streets through the campus are narrow and crowded. There is also the shuttle system that can be used very effectively. There is also a late night shuttle that you can call and they will take you wherever you need to be on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-06-21T01:42:48Z
I love the diversity of food that South Carolina offers on campus. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free USC can accommodate any dietary need. There are multiple chain options that work on meal plan such as Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut and Burger King. My personal favorite is the hot lines here at USC that offers some good Southern home cooking .
College Sophomore 2013-06-21T01:33:03Z
The worst residence hall at South Carolina is average at any other school. Every summer they update the oldest residence hall to a premier, energy efficient building that any college student would feel lucky to call their home.
College Sophomore 2013-06-20T19:41:50Z
I haven't really came across any "drug activity" around campus but I have seen "drunken activity" all around campus. I haven't been pressured since I started here back in January, from what I've heard, USC has a very strict alcohol and drug policy. Even some areas around the campus are tobacco free.
College Sophomore 2013-06-20T19:38:53Z
The restaurants are all around the USC campus and there is actually a website, www.campusspecial.com, which has a variety of options. It also provides whether the company does delivery or takeout. The prices are never really to expensive, my favorite place is Yesterday's Tavern and never pay over $15 for a delicious fulfilling meal.
College Junior 2013-06-19T00:36:20Z
Health & Safety:
While I have never felt unsafe on campus or in the 5 points area, safety has been a concern on campus and downtown. There have been multiple instances where people have been robbed and held at gun point, but the police are always on it right away, and the school sends every student an alert ASAP.
College Junior 2013-06-19T00:33:30Z
Unfortunately, I have not seen much diversity on the USC campus. But even though I have not seen it, that does not mean it is not there. I'm sure there are many different races and religions on campus since USC has such a big student body.
College Junior 2013-06-19T00:31:01Z
All of the off-campus housing around USC is very affordable and close to campus. Unfortunately, none of the apartments are in walking distance to the campus, but each apartment usually has a shuttle to campus each school day.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T21:01:00Z
As an IB major, I will be interning with business owners who are from around the world. time commitment is key, and hours can be rigorous, but it is all for the bigger purpose of a brighter successful future.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T20:57:34Z
Getting into IB is very tough and as they say, cut-throat. IB at USC is #1 in the nation so given, they do not make it easy for students because the program wants the best of the best and those who are willing to give their all for their future. The most important criteria for admission would be credits, GPA, extra-curriculars, initiative, and spunk. The application process is nothing abnormal. Any tips would be to try your best in all courses, and to become as involved as possible in the university.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T20:51:03Z
As an International Business major, I can vouch that all courses are challenging, but all for the best outcome. Mathematics has not been a favorite of mine through this process, though I have loved all english courses I have taken. My personal favorite courses hands down, have been all language courses I have taken from french to portuguese to german and mandarin. College is an experience that everyone must have, and trust me, unless you fail out, you will not want to redo it again, because it is fully and completely a whirlwind of an experience. I aspire to travel the world working with today's major businesses and doing what I do best. With the USC experience, my career goals are even more promising.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T20:40:04Z
USC is in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC. Given this placement, off-campus dining is excellent. From The Vista to Five Points you can find all ranges of restaurants from grungy to fancy and cheap to expensive. Off-campus dining at USC offers the best for anyone's taste.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T20:17:03Z
Considering my major is International Business, I have received top notch education as USC is #1 in the USA for the IB intended major. The professors at USC are hands on, and if they see the students care about their work, professors will do their best to make things run as smoothly as possible. The work is not easy, but with the right mindset, professors agree that success can be prominent.
College Sophomore 2013-06-18T20:13:19Z
In Columbia, the weather offers the best of each of the four seasons. Hot summers, chilly autumns, cold winters with no snow, and colorful springs allow for an amazing environmental experience.
College Sophomore 2013-06-13T20:15:23Z
As a transfer student I do not get scholarships from the school
College Junior 2013-06-10T00:34:41Z
People in the office do a great job working with the students. Wish I could qualify for more fin. aid though....
College Junior 2013-06-10T00:33:23Z
Head to 5 points or the Vista. Great bars and clubs for all ages
College Junior 2013-06-10T00:28:26Z
Great shuttles but tend to not follow a schedule! Great campus, though, because you can walk just about any where in 20 min or less
College Senior 2013-06-04T18:33:16Z
The winters are very mild but there can be some very cold days. It does snow here occassionally. Winter clothing is necessary.
The summers are extremely hot and humid to the point that many days are miserable and dangerous from the point of heat illness. You will definitely need to stay hydrated and have air conditioning in your living space.
College Senior 2013-06-04T18:25:10Z
You do need a car to get around the town of Columbia but not on campus because there is a shuttle system or most people just walk to class. There are also never enough parking spaces on campus. The police will quickly ticket your vehicle or have it towed if there are any violation of the parking regulations. Most parking spaces are not convenient to classes. You can buy a permit for a parking garage but these can be costly.
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