University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina is a large public university in Columbia, South Carolina. There are approximately 24,400 undergraduate students and 6,600 graduate students who attend the university. They are full of school spirit, especially when it comes to their “Gamecock” football team. South Carolina’s beautiful campus is right in the heart of Columbia where students can explore museums, theaters, live music, and restaurants.
Famous "Gamecock" alumni include Darius Rucker - singer, Ainsley Earhardt - television personality, Lindsey Graham - U.S. Senator, Rita Cosby - news anchor, and Adam Everett - former baseball player (Houston Astros).
Nicole is a Junior from Massachusetts. One quirky fact about Nicole...I have a list of most restaurants in Columbia (44 to date). I rate each place and list the best dish.
Jamie is a Junior from Charlotte, NC. One quirky fact about Jamie..."I am obsessed with candles."
Matthew is a Senior from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Matthew..."I spent a year in Montana."
Brian is a Senior from New Jersey. One quirky fact about Brian..."I’m a twin."
Ally is a Sophomore from Boston, MA. One quirky fact about Ally..."I’m a University Ambassador at USC!"
Fun fact about the University of South Carolina:
Nicole - We were the National Champions for Women's Basketball in 2017!
Jamie - Tailgating is the best part of Columbia.
Matthew - We went to the Final Four in 2017 for the 1st time in history.
Brian - Darius Rucker is an alum.
Ally - Hootie & the Blowfish started at USC.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor:
Nicole - Pelican's SnoBalls. fruity pebbles flavor.
Jamie - Yoghut, georgia peaches.
Matthew - Marble Slab, chocolate peanut butter.
Brian - Marble Slab, double dark chocolate.
Ally - Sweet Cream Company on Main Street, espresso creme.
Vegetarian Hot Spot:
Matthew - Black bean and Co.
Where you would love your parents to take you for parents weekend:
Nicole - Pearlz Oyster Bar.
Matthew - Cola's Resturant.
Brian - Carolina Ale House.
Ally - Kaminsky’s Dessert Bar or any restaurant in the Vista.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang:
Nicole - Horseshoe.
Jamie - Horseshoe.
Matthew - The gym.
Ally - Horseshoe.
Where do you want to go on spring break:
Nicole - Aruba.
Jamie - I’m studying abroad right now so Europe!
Matthew - Florida.
Brian - Bahamas.
Tell us more!:
Nicole - We have a wonderful community. People are extremely respectful and nice. A daily stroll or a walk to class always includes multiple greetings from strangers.