South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC, USA

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South Carolina State University
3.62 Average Rating

Mark

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you are looking for a loving and caring environment South Carolina State University is the place to be. You will not regret coming to this university.
Tips for prospective students
Please do not listen to any of the negative information.Come see for yourself.
Academic Rigor
The professors and others are always will to help.
Dorm Life
I do not live on campus, according to those who live on campus the dorms are okay.
Food and Dining
The food is very good.
What to do for fun
There are the campus activities, Gold Gym, The Y, all kinds of restaurants, an a church on every corner.
Bang for the buck
I enjoy going to this school it is everything I expect and more. The professors and advisers, remind me of my parents, they make sure we are doing the right thing.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The SCSU band is amazing!!!
Great for these types of students
For those who miss their home cooking the cafe serves all kind of food.
Clubs and Activities
Anything that you like this university can accommodate the students.
Greek Life
Greek life is fabulous!!
Campus Safety
Campus police are always on patrol.
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Jessica from Charlotte, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
South Carolina State University is a wonderful school that teaches you many life lessons, and has a lot to offer. SC State is very diverse to the point that there is an organization for just about everything you can imagine. We also have top professors that not only teach but give insight to further our knowledge and help us become successful.
Tips for prospective students
Do not procrastinate on anything.
Have fun, join a club/organization.
Always have spirit and Bulldog pride!
Academic Rigor
This is no longer High school. The work does challenge you, but your professors will help you if you need it or to explain something.
Dorm Life
My dorm is okay, coming from having my own room to sharing one was something I had to get accustomed to. You have to make due with what you have.
Food and Dining
Food is great, they give you a lot of choices.
What to do for fun
Join organizations
Sports games
forums
fun games (manhunt(tag), snow ball fights, kick ball, etc.)
Band
walk around
bowling (game room)

Bang for the buck
The community has a lot of pride and support for this school
My love for this school grew immediately from freshman week (we had amazing Student Orientation Leaders (SOL's)
I feel safe
Upperclassmen are fun, inviting, helpful, and cool
I never feel alone
Always something to do
Great administration
I have fun and get a great education
I learn something new everyday
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The plaza is our schools courtyard where lots of events are held or just a nice relaxing spot to hangout.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a family and not just a school who doesn't know your name
Business Majors
Biology
Engineering
Music
Education
Math
English
Sports
City, suburban, country students
Students who want to learn and get your moneys worth.
People who want to have fun
wanting a new environment
Wanting to explore different cultures/ atmospheres
Clubs and Activities
we have over 100 clubs and activates here, and are widely attended.
Greek Life
The Greeks on campus are amazing and down to earth people, they don't feel anyone is better than the other. Also they get everyone excited at the events.
Campus Safety
Its impossible for anyone to be everywhere at one time, but I do feel safe with the help poles around campus and the constant security checks and visible police officers on campus. Also any updates or information I need the school always has a way to inform me about it; whether its by email, phone, social media, or phone call. Knowing that safety is my campus police number one priority is always an ease to my mind.
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Najee from Macon, GA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
If you are adventurous, outgoing, and enjoy a challenge, SC State is for you. Being here teaches you how to separate yourself from competitors and how to sell your skills in a limited amount of time and words. I cannot imagine being anywhere else.
Tips for prospective students
Network, network, network. Sometimes i's not what you know, but who you know, no matter where you are. You also will NEVER know who you could be talking to, so being professional and polite are very important.
Academic Rigor
The basic classes aren't that hard. The rigor truly begins when you start taking classes for your specific major. However, there are multiple tutoring services on-campus and even one right outside of campus.
Dorm Life
Freshmen dorms are much different that upperclassmen dorms. Although I did not really like some of the dorm activities, I did meet more people than expected during events.
Food and Dining
There are tons of dining services on-campus from starbucks, pizza hut, to the cafeteria. There is always something for everybody.
What to do for fun
We have parties on-campus, water fights, concerts, anything you can think of, we probably have it.
Bang for the buck
You will definitely get what you pay for a SC State and more.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Go ahead and get yourself a dance together for Pass the Peas and Get up for the Bulldogs!
Great for these types of students
African-American
International
Caucasian
club-oriented people
Clubs and Activities
We have so many, it is hard to name. a few includes Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, and Health Professions Society.
Greek Life
We have the entire D9, as well as a business fraternity, dance fraternity, band fraternity and sorority and a singing fraternity and sorority.
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William from SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
South Carolina State is a great School. very diverse even being a HBCU there are very many different people that attend the school. Bulldog pride is all you can expect when you walk across campus.
Tips for prospective students
Just get to class on time and try to schedule your classes according to how you feel verses what you will have to choose from when everybody else has choose the classes they want. in other words, register for classes early or you will be upset at the times you will have to choose from if you register late.
Academic Rigor
its very good the teachers help you strive for what you need, so if you fail its really your fault because the teachers give you all the resources you need to pass the class.
Dorm Life
it really all depends on where you stay at on campus. one side of the campus is very quiet and the opposite side is very loud and always some kind of gathering outside. Hugine is the most expensive dorm. University village is off campus but directly behind the school and is a whole lot better. and its cheaper.
Food and Dining
the pitt is where its at when you want some food after 5 pm. the caf�© stays open til 8 but most people go to the pitt or to pizza hut which is in Truth hall .
What to do for fun
theres always something going on campus. especially when its hot like at the first of the year and the end of the year. its always something to do .
Greek Life
GREEK LIFE IS THE BEST AT STATE HANDS DOWN !! you always know you will be entertained when you go to a stroll off or going to a probate .
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Jessica from Greenville, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
South Carolina State is a nice enviornment. People overall are friendly. Teachers really care about student success.
Tips for prospective students
Do not play around freshmen year. Go to class everyday and do all assignments on time. Learn to prioritize; try your best not to procrastinate. Other people's advice about teacher's is not always accurate...get your own impression; you can always drop the class.
Academic Rigor
It really depends on the teacher. Do not think that just because a teacher is nice and does not really stress completing work, do not think they forgot. These are the ones that will catch you at the last minute and won't care about failing you.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice, but a lot of them require maintenance often. If you do have an issue, make sure you contact the dorm office and stay on it until the problem gets fixed.
Food and Dining
There's the dining hall, the Pitt (subs, chicken and burgers, chinese), and the all new Pizza Hut express...all wonderful choices!
What to do for fun
There are always activities on campus - meltdowns, aports events, step shows, parties, spirit week, etc.
Greek Life
Very apparent on campus.
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Shaki from Orangburge, SC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It an ok school, You meet nice people. But the tution is getting crazy
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on attending this school make sure you have finace
Academic Rigor
I study hard
Dorm Life
To me dorms are the best depending wich one u stay in
Food and Dining
I love the food here to
Bang for the buck
Im student work and going to school full time trying to hurry and graduate so i can get a good job
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Alexis from Timmonsville, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
My school is beyond amazing for an biology student like myself. My favorite HBCU in the nation and my favorite biology program. SCSU is my number one school and I won't go nowhere else, it's like home.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the school, know the school history. SCSU is another family so make sure you know what you coming to school for.
Academic Rigor
Studies at SCSU is a number one thing. Everyone is in study sessions and the professors are there to help. No one there want to see you fail.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at SCSU is great. I'm in the oldest dorm and I love the place! Jut bring what you need, the space can be a little bigger but I'm a college student so little is great.
Food and Dining
Food is beautiful, feel like I'm at home and my mother cooking. I will be cooking every Sunday at my friends room. The cafe food is great, hot, and fast with sweet ladies cooking.
What to do for fun
I will be Working on the radio station on campus to stay busy, and go to the football games to be social. Also there are so much if fervent clubs on campus to join. I will be putting my dance skill to use in the pit on Friday nights to laugh with friends!
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Andrew from Florence, SC

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The learning environment at South Carolina State is very relaxed. Teachers are easily accessable and willing to help students understand course material.
Am enjoying being here
Campus life at SCSU contributes to its appeal and the enjoyability of attendance. From greek life to sporting events, South Carolina State University offers a variety of activities for students to make the experience here a memorable one.
Bang for the buck
Overall, this institution is worth the money. The quality education that one will recieve, the experiences one will have, and the lifelong friends that all students make here, constitute the perfect place to further an education.
Tips for prospective students
Any students wishing to attend this university should be sure to keep an accurate record of all paperwork. While the school itself is wonderful, the offices sometimes become disorganized and people get lost in the shuffle.
Great for these types of students
If you are a hard worker, fun loving, open to new experiences, and looking for someplace that will not only mold you, but allow you to mold yourself, South Carolina State University is the place for you.
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Aerial from Jonesboro, GA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Since I began Attending South Carolina State University I have learned so much. I am learning how to manage my time and study skills that help me to better understand material that I need help in. I am also learning discipline. At home I had my Parents to guide my, now that I am off at school SCSU has consequences and rewards to help me learn self discipline.
Am enjoying being here
All though I do become rather homesick SCSU has lots of academic programs, extracurricular activities, and other festivities that take place on campus that help take my mind off being homesick and away from my family and friends that I have left behind. The campus is full of diversity and fun things to get into. I truly enjoy meeting all the different and new people on campus.
Bang for the buck
SCSU has really give me a Bang for my Buck'. I feel that all the money being spent for me to attend SCSU has been used wisely. The classes are productive and the teachers really care and are there to help. There are free resources, such as tutors to help when there's a need. The campus is nice and I feel safe when I am on campus.
Tips for prospective students
If you are a prospective student you should be determined and serious about your education at SCSU and if you are then you will go far.
Great for these types of students
SCSU is a great school for anyone that is interested in attending an institution of higher learning.
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Keya from Lithonia, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm learning a lot! I feel like I'm getting the education that I'm paying for. The teachers are extremely helpful. When I needed extra help, they were very willing to give me their undivided attention to help me succeed in their class.
Am enjoying being here
Oh man! I really like being here. I'm apart of the Marching 101 at SCSU. They really make you feel welcomed as a freshman, and it is soo much fun. Because it was my first year, things were kind of hard getting used to, but soon, I caught on to the jist of things. On campus we have a Student Center which includes pool tables, ping pong tables and even a bowling alley. It also has the Pitt which is something like a food court where I can enjoy a quick meal while I chill and eat with my friends.
Bang for the buck
Even though SCSU is a great school, it is not cheap. Though, I do get what I pay for. I get a full all-you-can-eat meal at the cafe (cafeteria), along with tutors, a decent place on campus to lay my head, a library which stays open till midnight, many open computers and printers and the list goes on. These are all essential to me at State.
Tips for prospective students
It's vital that you stay focused on your goal which is to get out of school with degree in a major that will help you in the future. Its always a good idea to organize your time so that you get enough hours to sleep, eat, work, and HAVE FUN!!!! It won't be easy, but one thing you will learn in college is that you have to be diligent and TRY! Some teachers will help you as long as they see that you're doing this simple thing. REMEMBER: Distractions will always be there but if you let them takeover your life then you won't.
Great for these types of students
South Carolina State has an environment that is very middle pace. I think that it is a great school for independent, down to earth students who are ready to learn and have fun with out a lot of drama.
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