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The University of South Carolina Upstate

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Everything is about sportsAverageCommunications
Everything is about sports which is funny because the teams are terrible and nobody goes to any games. But if you go there a lot of your tuition money will go to pay for sports.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: C, Faculty Accessibility: F
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USC upstate was a joke.Quite BrightCriminal
USC upstate was a joke. Most of the faculty are rude, don't care, and some can't even speak English. Some were even discriminatory and ignorant. I even had a professor who took it upon himself to teach his THEORY OF CRIME class the evils of homosexuality...EVERYDAY! Half the tests given in these classes are either as simple as remembering the answers to the practice test or being completely difficult because the professor had never even mentioned the material before test day. Also, the parking on campus is outrageous. If you're not there at least 45 minutes before your class, you're going to be late finding a parking space. And even then, you won't find any. The whole campus, students, faculty and staff are complete morons. I wasted $30,000 on an education, and I can't tell you one thing I learned from any of my classes. They don't instruct or teach, they throw a book at you and expect you to read their minds. Don't waste your time or money on this place. You'll get nothing but a second rate education, if that.
4th Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Useful Schoolwork: F
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This place is thick with bureaucratic garbage.Quite BrightEnglish
This place is thick with bureaucratic garbage. The faculty voted to remove one of the most used student parking areas on campus recently. Tuition has nearly doubled in less than ten years, and student housing is tolerable at best. The Computer Science and Business departments have changed their graduation requirements at least two or three times in as many years, and I find the Theatre department laughable. To the Computer Science department's credit, they actually do pay attention to the Rights of Catalog rule, something that neither the English nor Business departments did for me. Advisement is a complete joke, but you've got to have it if you want to register. There are no real uniform standards, so the difficulty of a particular course is completely dependant upon the professor. Right now, for instance, I've got to study more for my 100 level History course than my 300 level Mythiology course. The only reason the University is growing at the rate it is happens to be because it's one of two 4-year public universities in the upstate. The other being Clemson, it doesn't take an idiot to figure out how its astronomical growth started happening.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Campus Maintenance: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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