FC: University of South Carolina & Clemson University
1: University of South Carolina -Columbia, SC -Mascot: Gamecocks -Student Teacher Ratio: 19:1 -Setting: Urban -Tour Information: Monday- Friday 8:30-5 Saturday 11-3. Call to register. | Clemson University -Clemson, SC -Mascot: Tigers -Student Teacher Ratio: 16:1 -Setting: Suburban -Tour Information: Offered Monday- Saturday at 9:45 and 1:45. Sunday 1:45 only. Register on their website
2: Clemson -Tuition: $11,908 -Room and Board: $7,236 -Out of State Tuition: $27,420 | USC -Tuition: $9,786 -Out of State Tuition: $25,362 -Room and Board: $7,170
3: USC Scholarships Cooper Scholars Award: -$16,000 -Average SAT score: 1444 -GPA: 4.32 -Maintain a "B" average McNair Scholars Award: -Show leadership -Average SAT score: 1495 -GPA: 4.63 -Only 20 students receive | Clemson Scholarships A.U. Buck Priester Jr Scholar: -$500 -GPA: 2.5 Charles Kirkland Dunlap: -GPA: 3.5 -$500
4: USC Pre-Requisites: -SAT score: 1120 -ACT: Minimum of 24 -GPA: 3.5 -Recommended high school courses: 1 unit of Physical Education or ROTC | Clemson Pre-Requisites: -SAT Scores Critical Reading: 500-650 Math: 580-680 Writing: 500-600 -ACT Score: median of 25 -GPA: avg. of 4.1
5: Fall 2010 USC Enrollment -21,383 total undergrads -70% of applicants that apply is admitted | Fall 2010 Clemson Enrollment -Over 30,000 apply -3,800 accepted -more than 19,000 attending
6: Clemson Majors Nursing(nurse) -GPA of 3.5 Psychology (psychologist) Engineering (engineer) Medical Science(doctor) History (teacher) -GPA of 2.8 | USC Majors Nursing (nurse) -GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale -min. of "C" average Exercise Science (Physical Therapist) Physical Education (P.E teacher) -GPA of 2.5 -Min. of "C" average -45 semester hours Sociology(sociologist) History (Teacher)
7: Personal Reflection: The University of South Carolina is definitely a school that I am considering applying to. They have a wide variety of majors to choose from. I am currently undecided about what I want to major in so this is a good thing for me. My least favorite aspect of USC is the out of state tuition. I am not sure if this will prevent me from going there. I am going to look into applying for scholarships to get the out of state tuition dropped. Overall i think the University of South Carolina is a great school for me. Clemson University is also a school that I am going to take into consideration when deciding where to apply to. Clemson has a wide variety of majors also, but not as much in the medical field as South Carolina. The out of state tuition for Clemson is also one of my least favorite things, but they do have a lot of out of state scholarships that I could apply for to get it dropped. So far I obtain everything that Clemson is looking for when accepting students. Clemson is definitely a school that i would love to go to.