lvsmithmarsh wrote:Congrats to everyone!
Got my letter at the end of October, which definitely helped ease the stress of the rest of this cycle. Wish they would make scholarship decisions sooner, though.
I've lived in Cola for the last three years with lots of contact with the university (my husband was in the IMBA program) and have worked at a downtown law firm, and I can say that if you want to live and practice in South Carolina, you really shouldn't go anywhere else. South Carolina's a proudly insular state, and they like to promote their own ("their own" being folks that went to USC).
That said, we moved to NC back in the summer, and I probably want to practice there, so I'm holding out for Chapel Hill.
Still, if anyone has questions about Cola/places to live/etc., let me know. I've seen both the good and the bad.
Question! What do you think of the "undergradness" of the campus? Is it all beer pong and FOOOOOOOTBAAAAALL or do the graduate schools manage to get away from all that? That's been the number one concern I have with USC.
To be honest, I feel like the business school and law school skew a little more toward "undergradness" than perhaps the other graduate programs (I knew some folks in the lit. Ph.D. program, and they seemed more normal). But I get the feeling that law schools/business schools in general skew that way, so I'm not sure if it's just South Carolina or a general trend.
There were a fair number of keg races that I heard of, lots of partying in Five Points (one guy I knew passed out on the railroad tracks more than once), and the tailgating for football games is pretty legend. But I think it's a big enough place that you can pick and choose, and there seem to be enough people in both programs that are older/married that you can find cool, moderate folks.
Was that equivocal enough for you??