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University of South Carolina - Upstate Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$5,110/ year
Poll
51%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.49 responses
Poll
48%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.97 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,224/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Sub connection
    24%
  • Smoothies
    21%
  • The Cafe
    20%
  • Fried Chicken.
    12%
  • The omelettes on the weekend
    10%
  • Taco Place
    9%
  • Not good
    3%
40%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.60 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 51 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    18%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    51%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    29%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
A-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
75%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.61 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 39 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    41%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    46%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    5%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    8%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 43 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    37%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    51%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • Not very visible.
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 99 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    38%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    52%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    8%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Any CAB event
    33%
  • Spring Fest
    31%
  • All events are fun with the right people.
    13%
  • Anything Greek related
    13%
  • Rocktober Fest
    10%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 69 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    7%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    16%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    26%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    32%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Homecoming
    60%
  • Spanish Fiesta
    17%
  • The Rave
    10%
  • Clemson vs carolina
    7%
  • ain't none
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
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