College Sophomore 2013-06-30T21:41:42Z
Parking deck spots are very expensive and meter spots around campus fill up very quickly
College Sophomore 2013-06-30T21:40:37Z
Great amount of sororities and fraternities that are very diverse and involved.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:41:55Z
While there are always college students who do drugs, it is not a popular or public activity at South Carolina. The amount of drugs accessible and used is definitely based on the crowd or type of people you hang out with. Drinking, however is very common and big on campus and the adjacent downtown area.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:34:09Z
I am very happy as a Visual Communications major. I came to school Freshman year as a declared Business major and would not have enjoyed my college career at all had I continued in that field. I feel my classes prepare me well for the work I will be doing, and the projects help me understand what daily life in a Visual Communications career is like. I hope to work for a creative advertising agency designing packing, advertisements, websites and various products. Thankfully the graphics and communications field is expanding right now, so I am not too concern about finding a job, although I think internships are the gateway to a career.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:26:49Z
The Visual Communications program has the same criteria for all Journalism and Communications majors. There is no separate application or portfolio submission process. After freshman year and the majority of your prerequisite and general education classes are completed you can enroll into the program officially as long as you have a GPA of a 2.7 or higher.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:23:48Z
South Carolina has an excellent and caring staff and professors, especially considering the vast number of students and areas of study. Professors are engaging and eager to answer questions- do not be afraid to approach them, they want to help! While there are the occasional few that have no interest in their class or being there, I believe the staff and programs are great at preparing you for the working world. The workload is manageable and balanced. Registration can be an extremely frustrating process, be sure to look up and plan out classes far in advance.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:19:09Z
The variety of program options is amazing, you really can study almost anything depending on the Major and minor you choose. I am a Visual Communications major in the school of Journalism and Communications. While the program is newer to the school, I love it and the professors are extremely knowledge and up to date with all that is happening in the communications field. They are passionate about what they do and their students. If you take your work seriously they will make a great effort to improve your skills and give a fair grade.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:15:13Z
At least nine out of the 12 months of the year the weather at Carolina is absolutely beautiful. The spring is wonderful, and begins as early as February. Professors often hold classes outside depending on location when the weather is nice. The winters are mild but the summer it can get very very hot and humid. Be prepared to sweat on the way to class first semester. It does not rain frequently, but if it does it pours.
College Junior 2013-06-30T17:11:07Z
My first internship will be next summer, before my senior year. Most students complete their first internship the summer before, or during their junior year. Unfortunately most internships in the area are unpaid, but the experience is extremely rewarding and often leads to a full time position with the company. I think having an internship is crucial for ensuring you will enjoy what you are studying and can see yourself pursuing that specific career.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T19:09:36Z
The computer labs are well equipped with new computers and you can even borrow either a laptop or an iPad!
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T19:06:47Z
Certain dorms are strict with visiting policies especially if the dorm is not co-ed. Last year I lived in the women's quad which had the rule that guys can't stay in the dorm past 2 in the morning. Also too, my hall monitor was really strict and she called the police and health unit on my friend for puking so she ended up paying a $250 fine.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T19:03:25Z
Columbia is a fun city with many things to do. There are two malls, many outlets, dance clubs, bars, an art museum, restaurants, concerts all the time, sporting events, and we have a zoo. There is always something to do and its usually close to campus.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T19:00:00Z
It rains a good bit here but I enjoy the hot summer weather.
College Sophomore 2013-06-27T03:23:25Z
The Campus at USC Columbia is very friendly. It makes up a generous part of the downtown area. At the school, we have beautiful gyms. The Strom as we call it, is our spanking brand new gym that only students can regularly access! We are very into supporting our sports teams, and love cheering on our fellow Gamecocks.
College Junior 2013-06-26T15:58:35Z
Columbia is a very art savvy town. There is the Koger Center right next to the School of Music that holds the Columbia City Ballet, special events, and concerts of the USC music ensembles. There is also an art museum, farmer's market, and many festivals within downtown Columbia. I know that Five Points also has various holiday celebrations.
College Junior 2013-06-26T15:50:22Z
Actually, I do not participate much in the "nightlife", but the Horseshoe is a fantastic place just to hang out with friends at night.
College Junior 2013-06-26T15:42:28Z
Personally, I use my bicycle to maneuver around campus, but there are parking decks people can use that are affordable and conveniently located. I know ticketing and towing are big issues, but as long as you pay a parking meter or park in a parking deck, then students do not have problems with it.
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.
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