University of South Carolina - Aiken Reviews

  • 10 Reviews
  • Aiken (SC)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,218
80% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Samantha Maglinao
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2019
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina is top notch. From the professors to the courses, you are set up for nothing but success. The school offers both a Bachelors of Science path for Exercise Science and motor development majors and a Bachelor Arts path to study health education and health behavior programming. The main campus facilities being located in Columbia, the capital city, there are countless internship and practicum learning experiences, ranging from helping inform health policy within the State House to working within learning hospitals and the athletic programs, applying practical skills. The school easily allows for minors and concentrations to be earned without adding extra time to the program. The school has an amazing community surrounding it, with many amenities for students to enjoy. Within blocks from the university, is located the Five Points area where there are 3 streets full of boutiques, restaurants and bars. The five points area is the main hub for undergraduate night life, and offers competitive and affordable weekday drink specials. Near the State House side of Columbia is the beautiful Vista, off of Gervais street, it overlooks the Catawba River. The Vista homes gourmet restaurants such as the Motor Supply Co., Colas, and The Blue Marlin, as well as a variety of other delicious steak and seafood restaurants. On Saturdays in front of the State House there is the Soda City Farmers Market, where farmers sell locally grown and organic produce, and vendors sell artisanal products and crafts. To the south east, an 1.5 hours drive is the historic Charleston and to the North 1.5 hours is the buzzing city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Overall, the university has excellent academic programs, and an environment full of endless learning opportunities and adventures."
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"The University of South Carolina is a great place to go to school! There is a great state-school atmosphere, plenty of ways to get involved and it is located in an exciting and growing city. 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone who is considering this for their undergraduate or graduate career."
M. B.
  • Reviewed: 6/13/2017
  • Degree: Public Relations
"The University of South Carolina offers you an education in a picturesque surrounding. I found that the school was lacking in support for new graduates and would recommend some sort of upgrade to their job placement/networking structure. Having alumni help students find jobs in the field is something that should be more of priority."
Hannah Martin
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"USCA challenged me as a student to push my boundaries and grow. I grew in many aspects through a variety of experiences. I learned how to be an adult, a student, a worker, a leader, and take responsibility for my own actions and education. The classes and curriculum prepare you for your future while providing you with an experience to have personal relationships with students and professors. At graduation, you honestly are a big family of students and professors within your chosen field of study. I would not trade the undergraduate experience and personal relationships USCA gave me for anything."
Megan Doerr
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"The University of South Carolina has a great campus located in beautiful downtown Columbia and has so many opportunities to get involved and further your education! I am currently in the Pre-pharmacy program and the faculty in the program have been so helpful and informative; they truly want to see you succeed and get accepted into Pharmacy School."
Kellyn Brooks
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I attended USC Aiken for a bachelor's degree in psychology. Although this school is in my hometown, I did not write it off as an option when applying for college. Upon acceptance and the start of my first semester, I quickly realized that I could not have asked for a better institution. I was able to attend with some of my classmates from high school, but it was easy to make new friends as well. The faculty was also, by and large, impeccable. I was able to connect with many of my professors and I know I can count on them even after receiving my degree. Finally, the layout of campus was scenic and featured a host of places to both study and socialize. I would highly recommend USC Aiken to future students of all backgrounds and goals."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"USC is a great school, with plenty of history and longstanding traditions. They are constantly upgrading classrooms and amenities. The student body is spirited and proud to be part of the university. School sports are a big deal on campus. Since it's located in the heart of the capital of SC, there are plenty of things to do in addition to your academic studies."
Missy H.
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"I could not have picked a better college than the University of South Carolina at Aiken. I loved having that homey not too big feel of a college while still receiving a top notch education. I also came out of college with no student debt. That's something to be grateful for!"
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Great school that is growing more every year. Smaller majors have smaller class sizes which I loved. Get involved in greek life and you'll meet so many people!"
Amanda Gray
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"The faculty is very accessible and helpful. The program is know for finding reasons to admit people instead of finding reasons to turn them away. They like to give chances to people that may not have the best GPA or test scores but have something else to offer the school and they believe everyone can succeed with the right tools. Then they give you all the tools you need. It is a great, tight-knit community on a quaint, lovely campus"