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The University of South Carolina - Columbia

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

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Date: Mar 06 2018
Major: Kinesiology (This Major's Salary over time)
I want to preface this by saying that USC has the potentially to be a dream school for a lot of people! I simply want to share my personal experience. I came from a high school with 1,200 students in a Connecticut suburb. After seeing the scholarship that I got from USC I essentially made the decision to go there (money was a huge factor in my college decision). I THOUGHT I wanted that huge SEC party school with football and tailgates, and I couldn't wait to be in a sorority. However, it turned out that the size of the school and the atmosphere simply wasn't for me.

I am currently a freshman and feel like in drowning in a sea of students. I don't like sitting in Chemistry and Biology classes with 250 other students, as that was the size of my graduating class! I also am a person who likes to know a lot of people, and once everyone establishes a set group of friends, it can be difficult to make new friends; ESPECIALLY if you are not in Greek life (I am not). I have gotten involved in a pre-medical fraternity and 3 clubs. In the clubs especially, people are more focused on writing it down on their resume than getting to know the members.

There is a huge emphasis on partying here which, again, is to be expected. Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time and go downtown Thursday-Saturday but people literally go out every night of the week and sometimes ya girl just wants to watch Netflix and eat ice cream with her friends on a Saturday night.

I want to emphasize that A LOT of people love USC, and I can totally understand why! I would recommend joining Greek life and getting involved as much as you can! I will be transferring to a small school of about 2,600 students next year because it is just a better fit for me. :) My biggest piece of advice is to choose the place where you will thrive rather than the place you THINK you want to be (or desire to associate yourself with)- go with your gut!!

questionIs the school you are transferring to happen to be Furman University by chance?
questionWhat college did you transfer to and do you like it better a year into it?
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