College Senior 2012-10-06T05:13:01Z
There are many international students from countries never heard of due to our high ranked business school. On the other hand, minorities are usually pushed aside due to the dominant numbers of Caucasians here. There are many cases that minorities get unwelcoming auroras, comments, and glances from people resulting in an uncomfortable setting. Half of the student population is from out of state which pushes people to look for groups or friends. Since the school is mainly Caucasian and located in the south, many of these people get pushed towards their own race including minorities resulting in many cliques seen around campus. There are many clubs and organizations geared for Caucasians but rarely for minorities. The only reason we have minorities at the school is because of the international business program. -A reason why the school is ranked low in 'Most Open Minded'; very low.
College Senior 2012-10-03T20:53:12Z
The nightlife at USC is great for students who are above the age of 21. There are a few places for people under 21 but not enough.
College Senior 2012-10-03T20:50:07Z
The computer labs at USC are spread out throughout campus which makes it very easy for students to get work done or find a good place to study.
College Senior 2012-10-03T20:48:51Z
There are several different types of people on campus. There are also groups that anyone can join to meet people with similarities. It is very easy to find someone who may share the same race or religion.
College Senior 2012-10-01T03:34:13Z
Its the average college life and its what you make of it
College Senior 2012-10-01T03:32:22Z
great suttles if you get to them on time and not have to park in mans land
College Senior 2012-10-01T03:31:47Z
I came here because it was my choice of this or Liberty and they both could offer a good medical education
College Senior 2012-10-01T03:27:47Z
I have had a great experinece by being involed and realizing the college is not that big once you get out and meet others. I would like to say a big thanks to MS. Bufford for going the extra mile in finanical adi in making sure my mom and I were on the right track.
College Junior 2012-09-27T21:26:38Z
University of South Carolina offers a lot of opportunites. They have a lot of food places to eat places to go out to have fun. We have a great gym called Strom Thurmond Fitness Center. There is always something going on at the Colonial Life Arena. Game day is the best everyone gets involed with tail gating wearing garnet and black and cheering on the team. USC is a place to be.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T13:52:05Z
The campus dining facilities still have a long way to go at USC. The options are pretty limited, but the university is working on expanding options and the convenience to students on different parts of campus. Food options like Chik-Fil-A; Einstein Bagels; Burger King; and Pizza Hut are available for purchase on your meal plan. Cafeteria-style options are also options at the Student Union and in some of the dorms (such as Capstone). Chicken Finger Wednesday is a big thing on campus (self-explanatory). After Freshman year, I avoided the meal plan and ended up saving more money for my parents.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T13:46:42Z
There are tons of off-campus housing options at USC. Each has its own pros and cons. The prices keep going up each year which is unfortunate for the students. Some of the housing facilities were built very cheaply and quickly (such as the Retreat), so be aware of thin walls and things not working. Other off-campus housing options do not have security gates (such as the Woodlands) so if security is a concern for you, I'd look for other places. People can get very drunk at apartment parties and have attempted to drive home drunk, failing and instead crashing into the other parked cars in the lots. Mostly sophomores and juniors living in these promoted off-campus housing options; most of the seniors I know move to rented houses near 5 points.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T13:40:56Z
Health & Safety:
I have been fortunate enough to not have had to visit Thompson Student Health Center on a regular basis. However, the few times when I had infections that needed medication I went there and was treated correctly. The facilities are nice and it is literally in the center of campus. However, you could be waiting in the waiting room for a while even if you do make an appointment (so bring a book). Everyone was nice and professional in my personal experiences.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T13:37:33Z
I came to USC for the business school; it is well-recognized throughout America and has great professors that push you to do your absolute best. In the international business major, you are required to have at least one other major and must minor in a foreign language. Furthermore, you are required to spend at least one semester abroad. As a result, the study abroad program at USC is well-developed, although the people working in the study abroad building can push your patience sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-27T13:30:11Z
International business has been ranked #1 in the country at USC for years. The curriculum is intense yet rewarding. There is currently a new business school being built, therefore future students will be able to attend classes in a brand new building with the latest technology available to further help the students in their education endeavors. Because the program is top-ranked, the best of the best from across the nation (and internationally) come and thus there is a lot of diversity within the major. The professors I have come across have all been professional and care about each student. They are great resources when it comes down to recommendations for professional opportunities.
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T21:08:26Z
USC is winner when it comes to the campus and student life! Yes, the campus is pretty good sized, but you learn it fairly quickly. The Horseshoe is a lovely place to study or just talk. I have seen many people put up hammocks even! Our traditions are known across the country, especially if we are talking football (always a good time!). We have one of the largest libraries, the BEST gyms (Strom is the biggest in the South East I think), and there is always something going on here.
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T20:59:28Z
The areas around campus have a good bit of variety, but some are a farther treck then others. Regardless, I have yet to visit a restaurant that has been bad and some have discounts or specials for USC students!
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T20:56:13Z
I have a spot in the parking lots down on campus and have never had a problem finding a spot. I know that they over sell those lots however because everyone has classes at different times and I have seen a couple people with tickets due to them parking in a space that is not an actual parking spot. If you want a guaranteed spot however, you can pay more for a garage pass and you are assigned a parking place. You can also have your car parked there overnight if you do pay for a garage pass.
College Sophomore 2012-09-25T20:51:33Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on USC's campus. I have walked across campus alone at night once headed to see a friend in her dorm and was never othered. Plus there were other students walking about as well. We have quite a bit of resources as far as health and safety, but there are some incidents upon occasion. Hey, no place is perfect.
College Junior 2012-09-18T22:13:41Z
I was very impressed at Orientation Day as they talked about the Career Counseling service the University offers. Not only do they help with job placement after graduation but are of tremendous help with internships during the year.
College Junior 2012-09-18T22:09:39Z
I have my own laptop and carry it with me. I have used the university computer labs once and they served my needs very efficiently.
College Junior 2012-09-18T22:07:41Z
The atmosphere is almost electric with football season in progress. You can hear the roars from the stadium all across the city. Go Gamecocks!!!!
College Junior 2012-09-18T22:04:08Z
Guys & Girls:
Most everyone seems very school spirited, wearing the Gamecock colors and logos. The comaraderie amongst the students is very evident and contagious. The girls I have met are mostly Southern Belles, a few from the north, dressed in casual wear for the most part. The guys seem helpful friendly and well groomed for the most.
College Sophomore 2012-09-18T19:12:22Z
Health & Safety:
I definelty feel safe during the day walking around campus, but ALWAYS walk in groups at night. Campus security does a lot to help and I feel comfortable asking any of the many cops on the USC campus for help.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-12T14:40:23Z
Seek Fun, It Won't Come to You – Columbia is a mid-sized city that is primarily a military town with a huge college presence. That being said there isn't a whole lot to do, however, with the huge presence of greek organizations as well as a bustling downtown with pubs, bars and the like USC is known as a huge party school. But if that isn't your scene there are art and cultural museums all within walking distance of the campus, great green space, and rivers for rafting or picnics.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-12T14:34:36Z
Diverse in SOME Aspects – There is a huge international student population here, however, the campus is majority white. Which means that there can be some intolerance to minority groups, that being said, racism can work both ways and there are certain minority groups that aren't comfortable with the prevalence of whites and can display negative behavior among these groups. Overall, as long as you can drink a beer and/or enjoy football you'll be fine. This is the SEC overall.
Sorry, there are no reviews.