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The new Darla Moore School of Business being the first ever Net Zero higher education facility in the nation is cool, but having the #1 International Business program in the nation inside of it is even cooler

20.

You can’t really relate to your friends in the Northeast who get caught in blizzards because it’s only cold (40-ish degrees) here for two months out of the year

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But in the rare event that it does snow, you can expect classes to be cancelled for a solid week

18.

The thought of having to fight for a parking spot in the morning gives you nightmares and might even keeps you up at night

17.

You unarguably have the some of the most impressive fraternity and sorority houses in the country

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There is so much school spirit that some fans have actually turned old train cars into privately owned tailgating hubs called “Cockabooses”

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The SEC is back on top of the football world, and being a part of the best conference has an endless number of perks

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You almost never have to leave Columbia (or campus really for that matter), because everything is within a mile radius. Because of this, you will be lazy for life

 13.

When a freshmen tries to weasel their way into the last class opening:

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When you haven’t been showing a lot of Gamecock spirit lately so you make up for it with a face tattoo

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Our beloved mascot, Cocky, has been named national mascot of the year four times, and has been on the Capital One Bowl All-America Mascot Team six times, has been named national mascot of the year four times

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It’s an honor to have one of the highest ranked football stadiums in the country

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And an honor to have Darius Rucker come to almost all of our football games

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?The St. Pat’s Day celebration in Five Points is one of the largest and craziest in the country each and every year ?

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Top. of. Carolina.

 6.

You have more than a handful of notable alumni 

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There is no better professor you will have during your time here than Patrick Hanley. TAKE HIS CLASS YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

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There’s a special charm about late night Cookout runs in Five Points that’s hard to explain to outsiders

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President Pastides is a great man and you must to meet him before you graduate 

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Arriving at a Gamecock tailgate like…

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Having the unique ability to be in both a city and a southern, brick-sidewalk, grassy meadow paradise rich in culture is why you’re consistently ranked as one of the south’s best college towns

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