University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Bluffton, SC, USA

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University of South Carolina-Beaufort
3.73 Average Rating

Ezekiel from Georgetown, SC

a current student here
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In three sentences
A university where people care.
A university where all resources are spent on the current and future success of students.
A university full of fun and learning, where you are a person; not a number.
Tips for prospective students
Come with a open mind, willing to learn and experience new things.
Don't be afraid to join clubs and organizations to get involved in the community.
Both faculty and staff are here to help you succeed, so take advantage of all the resources you can.
Academic Rigor
The faculty here at USCB are here to make sure that students excel in all aspects of life, but most importantly in the classroom. They effectively challenge students in their classes, and are constantly engaging minds- our school motto.
Dorm Life
With the school only being five years old, the dorms that exist here are absolutely beautiful. unlike most college dormitories, USCB has apartment style housing. This allows for a very comfortable dorm living experience, while at the same time giving students the privacy they desire. Also with the help of helpful building RA's, the are both a fun, academically stimulating, and safe place to reside while attending the college.
Food and Dining
I find USCB to be quite sound in this category. We have a beautiful cafe called the sandbar that offers different varieties of food from Asian cuisine, to Mexican food, salads, pasta, breakfast foods, desserts, and of course good ole burgers and fries. With such a large and tasty array of foods, the Sand Bar caters to both the picky eaters, and those who will eat almost anything.
What to do for fun
Being located in Bluffton, SC is absolutely great for college students. It's not too far away from shopping centers and restaurants in the area, as well as the city of Savannah, GA and the beautiful Hilton Head community. Students enjoy going to the beach at almost chance they can, and going shopping at the local Tanger Outlets. In addition there are also nearby bowling alleys and a movie theatre for the students to enjoy as well. Finally the University itself and it's great student life dept put on fantastic events throughout the year to which all the students are invited, and have fun participating in. Things like horseback riding, kayaking, laser tag, sumo wrestling, stand-up comedians, chainsaw jugglers, the list goes on.
Bang for the buck
For the great one on one relationship you get with your professors, available resources, great staff, beautiful location, and amazing students to befriend, USCB definitely gives you the most bang for the buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Well this may not be unusual to some people, but one of our history professors keeps bee boxes behind the student housing in the woods. i thought this location would be considered pretty unusual seeing how that's not exactly what you would expect to when you come to college, especially from a history professor.
Great for these types of students
USCB is great for the student who wants to feel like they are actually a student learning in the classroom being fully engaged by their professor, and not just some sitting on the back row taking notes from a lecture. USCB is great for the student who loves to interact with people in a fun and friendly manner, and doesn't mind getting invalid whether it be just here on campus, or in the community as well. And finally, USCB is for that student who just loves living down south in the welcoming Bluffton community, and enjoys trips to the beach, shopping, eating great food, and just enjoying life.
Clubs and Activities
USCB is really big on campus clubs and activities, as i mentioned before, we have a great student life staff who really enjoy working amongst the students and making sure they get all they can out of their college experience. Clubs include The Student Government Association (SGA), The Anime Club, Art club, Fitness and intramurals, The Gay-Straight Alliance, Sand Shark Activities Board, Catholic Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), etc. All these great clubs are open to students, and members within each gladly welcome newcomers. The various clubs are always putting different activities and events for students to get involved in, allowing them to relieve some of the stress from academic pressures.
Greek Life
Unfortunately, USCB offers no Greek life at the moment. But, they plan to add this to their amazing resume in the future.
Campus Safety
USCB offers outstanding camps safety, provided by our helpful and experienced DPS officers. DPS is always here. They are available 24hrs a day 365 days a year to make sure that the campus is well looked after, and that students are safe. They even go as far as to give students rides to class in the instance of injury or emergency, and they will even walk a student back from their car to the dorms after hours. The officers here are really and truly here to help the student have a safe and nurturing environment to learn in.
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Altonio from Hampton, SC

a current student here
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In three sentences
USCB is a very great school. The class sizes are small and most importantly everyone makes each other feel as family. Basicaly, if one wants to achieve academically as well as mature personally USCB is the place for you!
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students, if you come into the University with an open as well as positive mindset, before you know it you will be well known throughout the university by both faculty/staff as well as students. Just remember to recieve respect, one must first give it.
Academic Rigor
USCB Professors will assure that every student is helped and that no student is left behind. A great deal of professors can be found at their designated locations during office hours, or hey, one might even discuss study techniques for an upcoming test with professors during dining hours.
Dorm Life
Dorm life at USCB is so comfortable and basically a home away from home. USCB offers apartment style housing which includes private bedrooms, fully equppied kitchens, washers/dryers, a mutual as well as spacious living area. Basically dorm life is like living in your own apartment unit with the exception that you're located on campus.
Food and Dining
Though USCB just recently opened their dining facility, I must say that the food is worth the bucks. There is always a fresh, well-kept salad bar, various locations for major meals, as well as ice cream machines, flat screened televisons, fountain drinks, and friendly people to better describe the ambiance.
What to do for fun
Fun is great at any school. At USCB, the majority of the students hangout in University Park which about 20 seconds away from campus. Everyone knows someone from school that resides there. On campus we are allowed to check out tennis rackets, basketballs, tennis balls, play pool, partake in yoga, run track, play video games, or work out in the state of the art facility. The library is also pretty awesome as well. Off campus there is a great deal of places to grab a bite to eat, the beach is located about 25 minutes away on Hilton Head Island, and ofcourse friends can also make your day fun.
Bang for the buck
USCB is def worth the buck. The school is basically a home away from home. Everyone treats everyone as family and the atmosphere is small as well as friendly.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus court yard is gorgeous. Throughout the semesters, student life always have movie nights on huge projectors to allow students to lay out on the grass and watch the latest movies that has come out. Did I mention free pop corn?
Great for these types of students
Any student that wants to become a better person both academically as well as mentally should apply here.
Clubs and Activities
There are basically clubs for everyone from all walks of life. Whatever you are into, our school has it. If not, you can create your own club.
Greek Life
Sorry, no greek life available as of yet. The issue is up for discussion. One thing about the university the students have a voice.
Campus Safety
You are extremely safe on campus.
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Devin from Hampton, SC

a current student here
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In three sentences
The University of South Carolina - Beaufort is perfect for your college career! Not just for your whole college career, but also an excellent place for a student to start out and transfer after one or two years. I would give this University a 9.5 out of 10 with great academics, professors, and a wonderful learning environment.
Tips for prospective students
Everyone should know that college, no matter which one, is going to be challenging depending on your desired major. Putting forth the effort doesn't hurt. Yes, you may feel exhausted and drained at some points, but it all pays off! Always stay focused, and stay one step ahead of the game. In other words; get your assignments turned in on time, take good notes, read assigned readings, and study each day!
Academic Rigor
Each major seems to have it's own level of difficulty. At the University of South Carolina - Beaufort, two of the most hardest majors are Nursing, and Biology. I'm a Biology major myself, and with a little hard work I'm able to function just fine! It just all depends on your intended major. But don't worry, your professors will be glad to help if your struggling! Don't let this scare you, chase after any major that makes you happy!
Dorm Life
The dorm life at the University of South Carolina - Beaufort is perfect for on campus living. Living on campus has so many benefits such as quick access to class, the gym, our dining facility, or pretty much anything on campus. Everything is in walking distance! Not to mention the fun extracurricular activities that are usually in the courtyard! On campus living gives each and every student a chance to meet new people and get involved!
Food and Dining
The Sandbar, which is our dining facility on campus, is amazing! They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day! I work in the dining facility as well! I love the staff I work with, and the food! Other than the library, I find it convenient to study there. It's a great place to meet new people, and socialize.
What to do for fun
The University of South Carolina - Beaufort is right in the heart of Bluffton and Hilton Head, so of course there is plenty to do outside of school. Most students, including myself, love to spend the day at the Tanger Outlets, which is a big outside shopping mall. Other students prefer to go to the beach during the Spring semester. There are many restaurants around campus too, and lets not forget Cinemark Theatre located not even five minutes away!
Great for these types of students
The University is great for students who live within and hour from the University itself. Not too close, but not too far away! It's also a great place for transfer student to start their college career. Most students spend one or two years at this University then transfer to the mother campus, the University of South Carolina which is located in Columbia, SC.
Clubs and Activities
The University offers lots of clubs and outside activities in order to get students involved! Students can get involved with clubs such as Sandshark Productions, SGA (Student Government Association), etc. Not to mention the Fall festival every year. And this year we had fright night before the Halloween weekend!
Greek Life
Unfortunately, the University of South Carolina - Beaufort doesn't offer Greek Life. I'm currently a Senator here at the University, and plans have been made to bring in Greek Life in the near future!
Campus Safety
Other than academics, campus safety is one of the top priorities at the University. DPS (Department of Public Safety) is on call 24-7, and is glad to assist any student with any safety issue.
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Nicole from Hardeeville, SC

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The University Professors take pride and dignity into teaching their students the proper knowledge acquired in each course. All the professors so far, show enthusiasm and diligence put forth into the provided coursework for student completion.
Am enjoying being here
Faculty, staff, and students truly make the University feel like a home to any student, welcoming them at first encounter, though considering it is a small university where you are known by your first name. The weather is perfect- the sun is shining on most days out of the year. The beach is thirty minutes away and Georgia border is only fifteen minutes away. Also, Walmart is right across the street to provide for your most essential needs!
Bang for the buck
The University has a clean and crisp atmosphere. The South campus was recently built within the last few years, so everything is brand new. The quality of the University including professors, staff, and location - you do receive the bang for the buck, which runs approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.
Tips for prospective students
The University is absolutely beautiful and it is very low key. If you want very nice spacious dorm rooms with friendly peers and staff USCB is the place to be!
Great for these types of students
- Loves small school setting
- Want the most out of your education
- Specific Majors (do not have certain majors)
- Be known by your first name
- Beach bums
- Almost anyone
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DAVINA from SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
SINCE I HAVE GOTEN HERE I HAVE BEEN LEARNING A PLETHORA OF NEW IDEAS AND THEORIES IN THE FIELDS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY. MY PROFESSORS REALLY KNOW THEIR STUFF. YOU WILL LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ADVANCE IN YOUR FIELD OF STUDY BECAUSE YOUR ADVISORS ARE READY AND WILLING TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESFUL.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE BEING OUT HERE. THE FRESH AIR AND FREEDOM FROM BUSY CITY STREETS IS DOING WONDERS FOR ME. IT IS VERY LAID BACK AND RELAXING. GOING TO SCHOOL HERE IS LIKE A BREAK FROM THE REALITY OF CITY LIVING.
Bang for the buck
DEFINATELY MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. AT 1/4 THE COST OF MOST SCHOOLS ION SOUTH CAROLINA AND A BETTER ATMOSPHERE FOR LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT USCB IS THE PLACE TO BE.
Tips for prospective students
BRING SUMMER CLOTHES. THE WEATHER IS GREAT HERE ALMOST YEAR ROUND. TALK TO YOUR ADVISORS IT SAVES YOU LOTS OF TIME. COME READY TO HAVE FUN LEARNING.
Great for these types of students
EVERYONE
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Shi-Tremer from Yemassee, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
6 people found this review useful
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Will enjoy being here
Everything is really new and high tech. The apartments are really nice too.
Bang for the buck
You get a Private school education at a public school price.
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Bryanna from Trenton, SC

a current student here
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Academic Rigor
This was the best choice I could have made. The teachers are very understanding and negotiable. They provide their personal contacts and allow one-on-one time with every student upon request. Even though they provide specific office hours, they are very flexible with time. These teachers love teaching. They are very knowledgeable in their studies and create an atmosphere in the classroom that encourage students to want to learn. The advisers are caring and are always ready to help a student in need. USCB, as a whole, is a wonderful place to prepare for the life ahead.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is small enough for people to interact with those who attend this college. It feels like everybody is comfortable with everybody. There is a group for everyone here. The staff always have a welcoming smile and are hold conversations with students. This is a campus that will make one feel welcomed and at home.
Bang for the buck
The dorms resemble an average apartment with a spacious living room, full kitchen, two bathrooms, and many students have their own room, and every apartment contains a washer and dryer. There is even twenty-four hour campus security. For less than a fourth the cost of a tuition for an average South Carolina college, a student has all the benefits of a high priced gated community.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to ask questions and interact with others. Try something new, be willing to meet new people, and attend the various activities offered on campus
Great for these types of students
If you want a small, personal university this is the one for you!
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jabriell from Rock Hill, SC

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
The teachers here are extremely helpful, and make even the hardest classes a bit easier to learn! The professors offer additional coarse help in almost every class. I am learning a lot at this University!
Am enjoying being here
I love being at this University! USCB is tucked away in the small city of Okatie that is surrounded by palm trees, and there are beautiful beaches all around. The amenities are up-kept very well, and there are many activities to engage in here.If you are someone who enjoys peace and tranquility, this is the place for you!
Bang for the buck
The tuition and fees are about $16,000 a year, which in my opinion is very good for a 4 year University. The education that is received is quality, and the faculty and staff are very professional. Also the since the apartment includes furniture, washer/drier, and a dish washer, i think that the room&board is set at an extremely reasonable price. You will surely get your bang for the buck here.
Tips for prospective students
Bring clothes that allow you to soak up the sun
Great for these types of students
*Students who do not like huge cities
*Students who want to live by the Ocean
*Students that don't want to attend a very large University
*Students who love the sun (it's generally warm here most of the times)
*Students who would prefer an apartment-like dorm
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