Colleges in South Carolina

Colleges in South Carolina

South Carolina has 187 miles of coastline and a humid subtropical climate to go along with it. Summers are warm and winters are largely mild in the Palmetto State, especially close to the Atlantic ocean, which is also where most of the state’s population lives—in Charleston. There are 61 colleges in South Carolina, including 8 historically black colleges and universities. The largest institution in the state is the University of South Carolina, which resides in the state capital, Columbia. The most selective school is Claflin University. Automotive manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, energy, and logistics are the top industries in the South Carolina. The most prominent attractions in the state include Myrtle Beach, the Charleston Historic District, Hilton Head Island, and Fort Sumter.
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Clemson University

Clemson University is America’s second-largest university by student population and South Carolina’s land- and sea-grant institution. Clemson is home to seven colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 80 academic majors. For...

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Adjusting from the high school atmosphere to the college life atmosphere was not easy but can be made successful. In high school things often seem to come to you easy and you barely have to study, you enjoy and spend a lot of time with your friends...

” – Sejal from Orangeburg, SC
University of South Carolina-Columbia

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public research institution in the state capital of Columbia. South Carolina encompasses 12 colleges conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, U of SC is home to the first freestanding academic...

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I just finished my first semester. At the time, it did not really feel like I was learning a ton but that was because I was used to the high school way of learn it and forget it. I am used to having information jammed down my throat. At USC, there is...

” – Catherine from Summerville, SC
College of Charleston

The College of Charleston, founded in 1770, is a public university and is the oldest campus in South Carolina. The university offers 62 undergraduate majors and 80 minors from six schools, plus 23 master's degree programs and 9 graduate-level...

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Due to the variety of classes CofC has to offer, I have been able to take several interesting classes that not alot of people have the chance to. The professor are GREAT and are always willing to work with you. CofC also offers the Center for Student...

” – Kelli from Sumter, SC
Coastal Carolina University

With campus a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean, Coastal Carolina University is a 4-year public liberal arts institution in South Carolina. CCU confers bachelor’s degrees in 74 academic areas of study. In addition to the academic facilities on its...

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Every Class is involved, even the somewhat larger ones, I have not been in a class with more than 50 people. I like it that way, more one of one with professors helps a lot.

” – Charles from Sanford, NC
Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a 4-year public school in the greater Charlotte area. Winthrop consists of five colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in over 40 fields of study and is also home to Think College, a program that offers post...

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Not only do you learn about your field of interest, but you also learn how to interact with so many different types of people. Winthrop is all about diversity!

” – Sarah from Columbia, SC
Furman University

Furman University is a 4-year, 100% residential institution in Greenville, South Carolina, and is the oldest private institution in the state. The curriculum has a liberal arts focus throughout its 60 degrees of studies and is based around The Furman...

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furman is a place for the most intellectually curious to pursue their academic goals. it is a very competitive environment, as everyone is at the highest level of academic excellence. though the workload is stressful at times, you really feel like...

” – D. Cody from South Carolina
Wofford College

Established in 1854, Wofford College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Spartanburg, SC. Wofford offers 67 majors, minors, and programs on its 170-acre campus, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and, in...

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The classes at Wofford aren't easy, but you'll learn a lot in the end

” – Tarah from Anderson, SC
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is a public institution and senior military college in Charleston. The Citadel confers undergrad degrees in 23 academic majors and all students become part of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. In...

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It's one of the most challenging places. If you want to make something of yourself and actually learn something come to the Citadel, but be it takes some thick skin to excel. It's a great school with an amazing alumni network. If you want a different...

” – george from Athens, GA
Presbyterian College

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western South Carolina. PC grants undergraduate degrees in 107 academic majors, minors, and concentrations and all students are expected to abide by the...

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This school gives me opportunities to pursue whatever I want, and I am learning a ton about things I am interested in.

” – Tianna from Lakewood, CO
Charleston Southern University

Originally founded as Baptist College, Charleston Southern University is a Christian school in the greater Charleston area and the only Christian college in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. CSU grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic...

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they have small classes and a great student teacher ratio!

” – Talikqua from Jamestown, SC
South Carolina State University

Founded in 1896, South Carolina State University is a 4-year public school in central South Carolina and the only public Historically Black College and University in the state. SCSU is home to six academic departments conferring undergraduate degrees...

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If you are looking for a loving and caring environment South Carolina State University is the place to be. You will not regret coming to this university.

” – Mark

Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a liberal arts college and an HBCU. It is a private institution based in Columbia, South Carolina, and home to the Benedict College Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

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Yes, Benedict College you do learn alot in your major. The teachers will give you research projects and writing papers to become more familiar with you studies. The library is alway open from early mornings to late nights, so you can always study.

” – Jasmine from College Park, GA
Newberry College

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is a 4-year liberal arts college in South Carolina affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Newberry offers undergraduate degrees in over 30 academic majors. For musically inclined students, Newberry is home to nine...

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I love this college, it is in a small, quiet, quaint town. The school offers beautiful historic building and amazing scenery. The students here are great and are there to learn, they do not disrupt class like you have at most colleges.

” – Davida from Chapin, SC
Lander University

Founded in 1872, Lander University is a small public higher education institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina. The university provides a liberal arts program and several professional schools. The school houses a popular Equestrian Center...

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I am attending Lander University. As soon as i step out of the car onto the campus i knew it was the school for me. The campus is small which is what i was looking for. The town of Greenwood is perfect because its just 45 minutes from Greenville. The...

” – Tanisha from Columbia, SC
Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University is a public institution focused on liberal arts education. It is located in Florence, South Carolina, and is one of the most affordable colleges in the state. FMU has several partnerships with international colleges and...

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Francis Marion University has some of the best teachers in the Nation. Besides the awesome teachers there is free assistance everywhere you look.

” – Austin from Myrtle Beach, SC
Converse College

Founded in 1889, Converse College is a liberal arts institution with an all-female undergraduate program and coeducational graduate program. Most students choose to major in interior design, English, or psychology, and more than half double major...

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Academically, I was able to gain knowledge due to the small learning environment; I was never in a class of more than 20 students, my smallest being a class of four. This calls for a very intimate connection with your teachers and since they were so...

” – Miranda from Orlando, FL
Claflin University

Claflin University is a private HBCU and independent institution based in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The school provides a career-oriented liberal arts education. It is a member of the United Negro College Fund and affiliated with the United...

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Since being at Claflin, I have learned a lot and the professors are very helpful and easy to talk to.

” – Shaquai from Andrews, SC

Limestone College is an independent liberal arts school located in Gaffney, South Carolina. The school has “selective” admissions and provides a curriculum based on Christian values and ethics. Traditional students attend the “Day” program, while...

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Professors are extremely helpful, and are available to help whenever you need them!

” – Katherine from Trenton, NC
Voorhees College

Voorhees College is a private, historically black institution located in Denmark, South Carolina. The school offers degree options that can be completed entirely in evening courses for students with scheduling limitations. Voorhees’ campus features...

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The classroom settings are very small so you can ask for help anytime. There are various opportunities to be taken advantage of. There are also many different programs on campus that help expand your cultural enrichment.

” – Karessa from Long Beach, CA
Erskine College

Erskine College has been preparing students for lives of learning, service, and leadership for more than 180 years. As a Christian liberal arts college, we educate students for careers, but more importantly, we prepare you for your life’s calling...

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Erskine has one of the highest acceptance rates to graduate school in the country.

” – Sarah from Hendersonville, NC
Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina was founded in 1824 and is comprised of six colleges and a 700-bed medical center. MUSC is one of the oldest schools of medicine in the nation. The school is home to the South Carolina Clinical and...

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Its very good college

” – Suchit from CHARLESTON, SC
Southern Wesleyan University

Southern Wesleyan University is a Christian liberal arts college in upstate South Carolina affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. SWU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 25 academic fields of study. Additionally, the university sponsors a 9-month...

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Southern Wesleyan is a fantastic college. The staff are excellent to work with. Everyone cares about the students.

” – Austin from Cowpens, SC
Coker College

Coker College is a private liberal arts institution based in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker College offers a Trans4mations four-year undergraduate program that focuses on a different aspect of learning each year. All students must finish a...

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Great School

” – Toiekka from Timmonsville, SC

North Greenville University is a conservative liberal arts school affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The school is situated at the base of the Appalachian mountains and offers a curriculum centered around the teachings of the...

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I believe that North Greenville University exceeds many colleges by instilling relationships, engaging accademic programs, and increasing movtivation in the hearts of their students. While North Greenville University is a Christian university, North...

” – Emily from Abbeville, SC

Columbia College is a women’s liberal arts college in South Carolina’s state capital. Columbia confers undergraduate degrees in eight academic areas and also makes certain programs available in coeducational formats. Throughout the school year...

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The course is rigorous, but the teachers really care and are so willing to help and they want you to succeed. The education is well-rounded so that it's practical for life and creates a nice learning experience with different methods and fun classes...

” – Suzie from Simpsonville, SC
Anderson University (SC)

Anderson University is a Christian liberal arts college in western South Carolina with close ties to the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Anderson is home to nine colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic majors and all...

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I love the overall atmosphere. Beautiful campus. Beautiful people.

” – Melody from Jacksonville, FL

Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

Columbia International University is a private 4-year Christian college in South Carolina’s state capital. CIU offers 24 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary academic programs, all of which are founded on a biblical worldview. As a Christian...

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Columbia International University is a very diverse and highly valued college. The staff,faculty, and students are all part of what makes the school so compelling . The school is focused on give each student an education that will allow them to Know...

” – Megan from Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina-Upstate

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university in northwest South Carolina. USC Upstate features colleges of Education, Social Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Science offering...

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i am learning a great amount! Upstate has broadened my insight on college life as a whole. honestly coming straight out of high school i did not have to study a thing.. i quickly realized that college is totally different. i never knew what MLA style...

” – KaTrina from Rock Hill, SC
University of South Carolina-Beaufort

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public institution and senior campus of the USC system in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. USCB offers undergraduate degrees in 18 academic majors and 19 minors. For students interested in the media...

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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!

” – jabriell from Rock Hill, SC
Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is a 2-year public community college. The school awards associate degrees and provides 1-to-2-year professional certification programs. Data processing, nursing, and commercial vehicle operation are among the most popular...

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This school offers a lot of extra courses that will help in the career you want to go into.

” – Carradine from Donalds, SC

Trident Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in North Charleston, South Carolina, with satellite facilities in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Hollywood. The college offers over 150 transfer and technical degree...

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I like Trident for my college of choice because it has a high rate of jo placements and it is a credited college.

” – Angela from N Charleston, SC

The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public institution rated as having “selective” admissions that offers programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. USCA promotes individual attention for students through small classes and...

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The University of south Carolina Aiken is a wonderful learning environment. I am not only learn a lot in my classes but am gaining cultural awareness from the Aiken community. The people here are very welcoming and stand behind the University.

” – Ronniesha from Aiken, SC

Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Conway, South Carolina, with satellite locations in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. HGTC offers over 65 degree, certificate, and diploma programs, as well as 11 fully...

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The best school that offers great oppurtunities for students, a wonderful community of faculty who care about the students and an inexpensive way to take core college classes and earn an Associates.

” – Sophia from Myrtle Beach, SC
Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College is a 2-year community college serving a three county area in northwestern South Carolina with five campus locations. SCC offers over 70 degrees and certificates from its seven schools of learning. The campus features an...

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The best most affordable college in the upstate. All of the personnel are very helppful.

” – Margaret from Landrum, SC

Midlands Technical College is a public two-year institution operating six campuses throughout South Carolina. The Academic Success Centers at Midlands Technical College offer academic help such as free tutoring and interactive educational programs...

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Like any college, you get your good and bad classes and professors. But at tech the classes are small and you really get to know your fellow students and professors. Most of the professors I've had privilege to study under have been excellent! I...

” – Lauren from SC
Allen University

Allen University is a private HBCU founded in 1870 by ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school provides a liberal arts and professionally-focused education centered around Christianity...

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I give Allen university 8 on a scale of 1-10.

” – Ieesha from Wallace, SC

Piedmont Technical College is a 2-year institution serving the largest area in the South Carolina Technical College System. PTC is home to eight schools offering degree and certificate programs in fields such as Diversified Agriculture and...

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Piedmont Technical College not only offers a wide variety of two year degree programs but also may continuing education courses. Many classes are not only offered in a traditional classroom setting but also online as well as in televised versions...

” – Kaylynn from Ninety Six, SC

Morris College is a private, historically black college located in Sumter, South Carolina. The college is career-focused, and offers a number of programs to prepare students for employment, including their Cooperative Education and Call Me Mister...

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Very motivating college

” – Britney from Kingstree, SC

Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, 2-year institution established in South Carolina, and is the only independently-run, residential 2-year college in the state. SMC offers six associate’s degree-level fields of study, including Arts...

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they are a well organized school.
very small so there is a lot more one-on-one attention.
everyone is very friendly and fun!

” – Janell from Charleston, SC

Tri-County Technical College is a community college located in Pendleton, South Carolina. The institution also maintains three satellite campuses in Anderson, Easley, and Oconee County. TCTC hosts the Industrial Technology Center and Senator Bill O...

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Tri-County Technical College is quite accomplished for a school of it's nature. Classroom sizes are moderately small and the teachers genuinely enjoy working with students of all types. The school provides many excellent programs that intend for it's...

” – Kaitlin from Easley, SC
York Technical College

York Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains satellite facilities in Chester and Fort Mill. The college offers a variety of credit programs...

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The teachers in my major really know what they are teaching you. They have had experience in the field so you aren't learning out of the book. It is their real stories.

” – Mallory from Rock Hill, SC

Central Carolina Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school with a main campus and ten extension sites serving a four county South Carolina area. CCTC offers over 50 degree and certificate programs in 12 academic departments. Among...

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Unlike some of the other colleges I have attended, most of the teachers here at Central Carolina Tech actually try to help every student in their class success. They do not have the mentality of If you can't keep up, that's your problem.

” – Pamela from Elgin, SC

Aiken Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Graniteville, South Carolina, and is part of the SC Technical College System. ATC offers 12 certificate and degree options, with over 85 different transferable courses available...

Florence-Darlington Technical College is a 2-year community college with six campuses in the northeast region of South Carolina. FD Tech offers degrees in 38 academic programs as well as 42 certificates. In addition, FD Tech was the first South...

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i believe it will be easier to learn on a smaller campus

” – Courtney from Marion, SC

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is a 2-year career-oriented community college in the lowcountry region of South Carolina. TCL’s three campuses are home to over 90 academic programs of study. The college also trains students for careers in the...

The University of South Carolina in Lancaster is a public university and regional USC campus. USC Lancaster students pursue the first two years of their education on campus and finish their undergrad careers at the local Palmetto College or at USC’s...

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The college I go to is very small which means that you have more one on one with the instructors. This school also have alot of student activities for example Spring Fling the school give out free food, a washable tattoo and other cool stuff. USCL...

” – Katrina from Lancaster, SC
University of South Carolina-Sumter

The University of South Carolina-Sumter is a junior college and a regional campus of the USC system in central South Carolina. USC Sumter confers bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Liberal Studies, and Business Administration as well as...

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College is a 2-year institution serving two counties in South Carolina’s Lower Savannah Region. OC Tech is home to 11 academic departments granting degrees and certificates in technical subjects including Engineering...

Denmark Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school serving three counties in South Carolina. Denmark offers 10 associate degrees and 18 diploma and certificate-granting academic programs. For students who wish to live on campus...

Clinton College is a private, historically black institution established in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Academics at CC are primarily focused on liberal arts and holistic learning, and while many students enrolled pursue an associate degree, the...

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Dorm Life can be pretty cool at CJC. My freshman year i was a little scared at first. I cried like the first whole week there. But i got use to it. Its fun meeting new people and you learn so much when you all are living together. It literally...

” – Ashanti from Lancaster, SC

The University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is a regional campus in the USC system with two campuses in the lowcountry part of the state. USC-Salkehatchie offers 15 bachelor’s degree programs entirely on campus and students also have the option to...

Northeastern Technical College is a 2-year technical and community college with five campus locations in northeastern South Carolina. NETC offers 21 associate degrees, 23 certificates, and four diplomas in various vocational fields of study...

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The teachers enjoy what they are teaching, which makes it more interesting for me and the other students.

” – Melissa from Pageland, SC

Sherman College of Chiropractic is a private, medical education institution established in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Students enrolling at Sherman have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree over the course of fourteen quarters...

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Teacher really teach the material and care for the students. also have counselor really following you through the program. Feel like one big family and accepted right away :)

” – Clement from Spartanburg, SC

Williamsburg Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school in Atlantic Coastal South Carolina. WTC grants five associate degrees, three diplomas, and 21 certificates in various career-centered fields of study. Several WTC courses are...

The University of South Carolina-Union is a regional campus in the USC system in the northwest part of the state. USC Union offers three bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Nursing, and Liberal Studies entirely on campus as well as the...

Established in 1995, W. L. Bonner College is a private, 4-year institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. WLBC offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies, as well as a certificate in Christian Ministries, featuring six areas...

Remington College Columbia is a technical and vocational school and a campus of the Remington system in the South Carolina state capitol. The Columbia campus offers diplomas and certificates in six career-centered fields of study. Throughout the year...

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