University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$12,688

$33,928

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
670
25th
560
75th
33
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

29,221

undergraduate students

9,305

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1801, The University of South Carolina—Columbia is a public comprehensive university. Its 480-acre campus, including a pre-Civil War area listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Columbia, in central South Carolina.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,526
Established in 1801
Coeducational Coeducational

A 359-acre campus located in the heart of South Carolina. The city of Columbia offers the excitement of an urban destination within a close-knit community. It’s full of friendly faces with different experiences and interests but a common love for the region. It’s also bursting with innovation, multinational corporations, beautiful parks, outdoor adventures, art, culture, and everything in between—Southern hospitality is a given. Woven into the fabric of the capital city is the University of South Carolina. Like the city, campus is full of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. It’s a place where students achieve more than they ever imagined.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of South Carolina
1501 Pendleton St
Columbia, SC
29208

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
670
25th
580
75th
670
25th
560
75th
33
25th
23
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
25

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Other application fee ACT, College Board, NACAC or Common App application fee waivers are accepted for eligible students.
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) December 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Neither

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $12,288
Housing $6,868
Food $4,094
Additional fees $400
Books & supplies $1,085
Total $24,735

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 803 777-8134
F: 803 777-0941
uscfaid@sc.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes yes
Equestrian yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rugby yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Table tennis yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Club Sports

Ballroom, Bhangra, Carolina Club Dance, Kosmic Dance Club, Melanin & Movement, Moksha Dance, Swing Dance, Boxing, Fencing, Jiu Jitsu & Judo, Seidokan Aikido, Wrestling, Rowing, Sailing, SCUBA, Swimming, Water Polo, Anglers, Equestrian - Eventing, Equestrian - IHSA, Mountaineering & Whitewater, Barbell, CHAARG Fitness, Disc Golf, Esports, Movement (Parkour), Students Participating in Unified Recreational Sports (SPURS)

Intramural/Recreational Sports

CLUB SPORTS: Ballroom, Bhangra, Carolina Club Dance, Kosmic Dance Club, Melanin & Movement, Moksha Dance, Swing Dance, Boxing, Fencing, Jiu Jitsu & Judo, Seidokan Aikido, Wrestling, Rowing, Sailing, SCUBA, Swimming, Water Polo, Anglers, Equestrian - Eventing, Equestrian - IHSA, Mountaineering & Whitewater, Barbell, CHAARG Fitness, Disc Golf, Esports, Movement (Parkour), Students Participating in Unified Recreational Sports (SPURS)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I level of NCAA), Conference USA (men's soccer) and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (women's beach volleyball)

Majors

Cert. Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Advertising. yes yes yes yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General. yes yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biostatistics. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Analytics. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Studies. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Communication and Media Studies. yes yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Conducting. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes yes yes
Cybersecurity Defense Strategy/Policy. yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Early Childhood Education and Teaching. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Health. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Experimental Psychology. yes yes yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
Health Communication. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician. yes
Health Services Administration. yes yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes yes yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Jazz/Jazz Studies. yes yes
Journalism. yes yes yes yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Law. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library and Information Science. yes yes
Linguistics. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Science. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medicine. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Pedagogy. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Music, Other. yes yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes
Nurse Anesthetist. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing Science. yes yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Pharmacy. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes yes yes yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes yes
Real Estate. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Retailing and Retail Operations. yes
Risk Management. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
School Psychology. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes
Tourism and Travel Services Management. yes
Women's Studies. yes yes

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology

38,526

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

29,221
students

Female
53%
15,614

Male
47%
13,607

24%

9,305
students

Female
61%
5,690

Male
39%
3,615

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

27,046
students

Female
54%
14,540

Male
46%
12,506

7%

2,175
students

Female
49%
1,074

Male
51%
1,101

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

1,717

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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