What is a typical University of South Carolina-Columbia student like? Describe the type of person that should attend University of South Carolina-Columbia.

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Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

Usually a bright student that would have gone to a more competitive school if they had a higher quality high school education, a diehard college football fan who has grown up with SEC games, and someone not afraid to yell "Go Cocks!" or "'Merica" at any given moment.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

With all the diversity at the University of South Carolina, it is difficult to visualize the typical student. However, there are many characteristics that drive students at the university. One characteristic students exhibit is determination, students at the university have that fight in them. It's no coincidence we are nicknamed the Fighting Gamecocks, whether we are fighting for academic success or standing up for what is right we have no limits, we will accomplish and conquer our objectives. Another theme observed in the student body is compassion. We are compassionate towards others and will do anything for our gamecock family. You can find many students volunteering their time at Self-Service Saturdays and other volunteering opportunities to do their part in the community. Many classes, organizations and clubs at USC encourage and often require community service hours. Lastly, students at the university all have that down to earth personable nature about themselves. Many times I have found myself engaged in a friendly conversation and connecting with someone on campus I had just met. The students at the University of South Carolina have plenty to offer the world and are determined to do what is right and accomplish their goals.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

There is a very diverse population at USC Columbia due to the large population. However, pretty much everyone on campus enjoy hanging out with their friends and eating at Russel House. At USC, there are people from every background. As long as you really enjoy learning, USC is a great place to attend.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

Most people that attend the University of South Carolina are smart, well-rounded, and somewhat preppy. There is mix of all types of people here.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

The typical USC student is motivated and open to diversity. This is a large school with people all over the world attending it so one definitely needs to be willing to step out of their comfort zones to meet new people and try new things. Also most of the students that attend this school are bright and flourishing so to keep up you will need to be dedicated to your studies.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

Outgoing and always up for a new adventure and supporting of their school and fellow Gamecocks no matter what is thrown their way.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

A typical University of South Carolina student is someone who is friendly, welcoming, and has a lot of school spirit! Anyone looking to attend USC, should love to feel wanted. USC students are one big family, and welcome anyone in with arms open wide!

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

Most of the students are either from South Carolina or from the northeast. The boys seem to like to drink and party more than the girls.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

A typical Gamecock in all honesty is supportive, kind and intelligent. Here at USC "community" is really important. Walking into this atmosphere blindly, not knowing what to except was really nerve-wracking but as soon as I arrived the other students as well as staff and faculty made me feel at home. When I had no quarters to do my laundry a fellow Gamecock selflessly gave me some, when I didn't have money to cover my meal a fellow student paid for my it. That's the true meaning of being a Gamecock, selflessness, generosity and support so that we all can succeed as a community. I am truly grateful to be a Gamecock.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

For girls, typically very pretty and wearing athletic wear. Usually white and blonde, too. For guys, either khaki shorts and a polo/button up or athletic wear. Usually short.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

If you are an outgoing person who loves to be in a fast-paced environment than the University of South Carolina is a good fit for you! Although a large part of our campus is affiliated with Greek Life, there are an abundance of other clubs and organizations students can join.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

The typical University of South Carolina student is...anyone. There is no typical student. There is so much diversity.

Anonymous, Parent of student at University of South Carolina-Columbia

To attend the University of South Carolina - Columbia you should be dedicated to the fact that you want to attend college and be prepared to do a lot of hard work.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

A typical USC student is friendly. Everyone works to make others feel included and there is always something you can get involved in. A person who wants to be a part of something bigger than themselves should come to the university.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

A typical USC-Columbia student is pretty die hard for this school. They have most likely been a Gamecock for as long as they can remember.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

Academic (average +3.99GPA), committed to learning and exceling, goal oriented, flexible and willing to balance class and extracurricular activities and be passionate about both, including volunteering and taking part in other service learning opportunities, fun, outgoing, friendly, willing to take risks, responsible, organized.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

Very outgoing students with diverse backgrounds. Almost everyday you can meet someone from a different state or country. No two students at USC are the same. There is no "typical" student.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

The students at the University of South Carolina are full of life and energy with a passion to exceed their own expectations in all that they do all while helping each other to meet and beat our goals.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

It's a very diverse crowd. I don't know that I could describe all the students with one statement. I'd say pretty relaxed and fun!

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

A University of South Carolina student is a die hard fan. They support their team during any and all sporting events. Always raises their cup for the Alma Mater. Spends days on the horseshoe. Bleeds garnet and black. And truly believes USC is the best university in the world.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

There is no typical student. All are welcome and will feel at home at USC Columbia. One of the university's main goals is to make you feel like you are part of the family, whether you are a brand new freshmen straight out of high school, or a 40 year old who has transferred in after retiring from active military duty.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

No University of South Carolina Columbia student is typical with all of the different clubs and other things to do around the city there is no need for a student to worry about fitting in. They will find plenty of people like them.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

University of South Carolina-Columbia is certainly not for everyone with aspirations of attending college, for we, as students, are required to constantly give our all in every aspect of our studies. One must have a diligent study schedule, and keen sense of time management, and overall, an undying passion to learn as much as possible.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

I have lived in three different places in the country and can honestly say that there is no mold for whom should attend USC. There are people from the North, West and across the globe who find their group of people they can call their best friends. Granted someone with a preference for football would have a blast at USC however someone who has not even heard of the sport would have no problem having just as much fun. Even though the students range from place to place, there are distinct qualities we all exhibit. Firstly, ambition. You may see a student who looks slack and not into their work, however, upon speaking to them find out they have just finished a fifteen page term paper and are studying for their masters. Looks do not define ambition at USC. Each student is taking steps to their goals 24/7. Secondly, loyalty. No matter where you go, if a gamecock needs help, their fellow students will be there for them. Lastly, kindness. It shocked me when on my first days of class how many upperclassmen had no problem taking the time out of their day to help me find my class. It is an unsaid trait we possess. For example if we're studying late at the library, and having not even spoken a word to one another, I get up to refill my water bottle, the student I am sitting with will watch my belongings in case someone tries to take them. It is a quality i am proud to say we all possess and one that makes me proud to be a Gamecock.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

The typical student at the University of South Carolina balances academics with service and social life. Academics is a student's main focus, but there is plenty to do outside the classroom. The typical student is one that looks for opportunity and ways to get involved. The student can choose from over 400 student organizations. Most student also look for and participate in philanthropic activities and community service; this is especially likely when a student is involved in greek organizations. The typical student likes attending sporting events, especially football games, and has a great deal of pride in our school. School spirit is a big deal. The students are very nice and welcoming. Most people that visit the school are impressed by the opening and welcoming environment and that mostly comes from the positive attitude of the students. This school is great for anyone looking to get that full college experience. This is also a great school for those who are academically gifted, primarily because of our honors college, which by the way was recognized as the #1 honors college in the nation.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

The typical USC-Columbia student is a hardworking! They yearn to succeed in education and life, while having fun!

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

The typical University of South Carolina student is somewhat preppy and southern. Everyone is super nice! Normally girls wear giant t-shirts and nike shorts and the guys dress nicely.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

I wouldn't say there is a "typical University of South Carolina" student. The campus is very diverse. Graduate students come from all over the United States and Internationally.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

The student body of the University of South Carolina can be described-as many of our prospective families and visitors often say when they visit- to embody the true warmth of "southern hospitality." A student at my university is willing to lend a helping hand and is cordial to others, thus creating a friendly environment.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

The typical University of South Carolina student is a student who has no limits to his or her educational goals.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

Any student who wants to have a great college experience, attend football games, meet new friends, and get a great education.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

The are very driven to work hard and play even harder. The have great personalities and have so much potential.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

USC is a southern college in the SEC conference. The majority of the students that attend USC are your typical "preppy, Greek-life people." There is a ton of diversity at USC too though. It's awesome to see people of all different walks of life come together as one student body.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

A typical student is not afraid of crowds. They are open to new experiences and ready for a good time. However, those that are serious about college always place their work before play. They are part of a proud institution and every one of them knows it.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

The typical University of South Carolina student is a very proud Gamecock. University sports is an important part of USC's student culture and brings everyone together. Also, most students at USC work very hard. Admission to South Carolina's flagship school is something no one here takes lightly.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

There is no "Typicla" kind. We are all different and that is what makes it fun. We leaqrn from each other and we complimetn each other

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

-The typical day at the University of South Carolina is start in the morning taking classes, then have lunch, then more classes. In the late afternoon you have dinner and then go to your clubs. - The kind of person who should go to USC is someone who likes a city atmosphere and likes a community that offers a lot of outside of class social activity options.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

With such a diverse student body, this question is hard to answer, except for the fact that they can tolerate high outdoor temperatures and hate Clemson.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

I think that people who go to the University of South Carolina are fun, yet reserved and polite when the time is right. A typical student at this school would also want to be involved and love sports. I think that people who should attend this school should be prepared for a challenge, yet always be ready to have fun.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

Intelligent, Friendly, Focused, Kind, Adventurous, Independent, Conservative, Energetic, unsure of major =many options, city life...

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

They need to be ambitious and motivated. The school offers so many different majors and opportunities, so as long as you're willing to learn, grow, and get involved, you will love the University of South Carolina.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

USC is such a big school, that it would be a perfect fit for anyone. USC has a little bit of everything and it would be impossible to attend this school and not find a place where you belong. The type students that attend this school vary, but they all make up one great school.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

A person that should attend USC should be very open-minded, determined, independent, and able to make important decisions for themselves. It's a very exciting and fast-paced environment, and the campus in full of life and lots of fellow students. The opportunities on campus are endless and a person determined and goal-oriented will flourish at USC.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

Most students that attend USC were born and raised in the South. Ingrained in them is a sense of 'southern hospitality,' meaning that everyone is extremely friendly and always willing to help each other out.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

Students at the University of South Carolina are all different. It's great because there is such a diverse community.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

An undergraduate/graduate student should be prepared to learn due to the high quality faculty USC. Students should be focused, determined, and passionate about what they study because the major he/she chooses will benefit their career path.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2019

I don't think that there is a specific type of person fit for the University of South Carolina. It is such a dynamic school, everyone is different. That is what makes the school so exciting, there is always something new to learn about people. As for me, I am someone who loves to go out and attend sporting events or go to a party. However, I have met multiple people who are attending USC and they are the complete opposite of me, and I've gotten to know many people in the middle. I believe anyone can fit in at the University of South Carolina as long as they have a passion for learning.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

A typical University of South Carolina Columbia student is usually very spirited and community engaged. There are a variety of people from all different ethnic backgrounds who can attend the University of South Carolina.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2015

The typical USC student is hard-working, very involved, and takes pride in their campus. A USC student loves the Gamecocks, having fun with their friends on the weekends, and hates the other schools in the SEC. Gamecocks are driven by dreams and hold their school close to their heart. Southern pride is a thing and no matter where you come from, you will leave loving the South and USC.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

Someone who attends the University of South Carolina must have a great deal of school pride. South Carolina students love our school and are always striving to make it a better place. Coming to Carolina, a prospective student should have the drive to get involved and try new things. This is part of what makes USC so great.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2020

A majority of students are southern, but to describe a typical student is near impossible for there is a diverse group of students on campus. However, at USC we're smart, we care about one another, and we have immense school pride.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

A typical student is studious but also takes time to socialize and make friends. They are friendly, helpful and polite. It's a big campus and students are glad to give fellow students directions.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

The University of South Carolina has a diverse population of students, so it is difficult to describe a "typical" student here. Someone who should attend USC is a person that is welcoming of others, loves beautiful, sunny weather, and has intense school pride. Despite differences in backgrounds and/or interests, those are the main characteristics of a Gamecock.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2017

The typical student has a love for their state and their school. A passion burns in them for the Gamecock nation and for their studies.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2016

A USC student is passionate and motivated. They are loved to be involved in greek life or just being among many studying in the library. Everyone has their own dream and goals and we come together as a community to help reach each others true potential. Their is no particular person that goes to USC. Everyone is different and they contribute to the university in a diverse sense.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

The fantastic thing about USC is the fact that there is no 'typical' type of student. Students that attend the University of South Carolina come from all walks of life and are here at different times in their lives, from the Freshman straight out of High School to the Freshman who is coming back to school after a twenty year lapse. That is the advantage of going to a school like USC. It is amazing sitting in a classroom and socializing with such a broad range of not only a multi-national community, but students with multi-facited and different opinions. That is the beauty of USC.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

There is no typical student at University of South Carolina. The University has students from all over the world. Anyone who wants to learn should attend the University of South Carolina.

Anonymous, Student, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Class of 2018

There are people from all over the country attending USC. Lots of northerners learn about Southern culture and lots of Southerners learn about Northern culture. People here like to have fun but also love to get involved in all of the organizations on campus.

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