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University of South Carolina-Columbia Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

512 Main Street Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-7000
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University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Located in Columbia, SC
  • Public
  • 29,599 students enrolled
  • 70% admitted
  • $11,054 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Kaitlan Sullivan
  • I am a current student here

    USC is a great school, and the classes are pretty challenging so make sure to study as much as possible when you can. Some classes can also be very large so you can't really ask the professors questions. I recommend going to office hours and SI sessions if they have them for your classes.

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  • Ashley from Charleston, SC
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many people here so there isn't an issue finding friends, all of the professors are awesome (in my experience) and it's a safe campus.

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  • Truc from Vietnam
  • I am a current student here

    You should have a good GPA, SAT score, and join some extra-curriculum activities in your high school. Furthermore, you should be open-minded, friendly, and helpful in this environment.

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  • Emily from Rock Hill, SC
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and recent remodeling has improved the internal look of most buildings. If you are looking for an urban school, USC would be a perfect fit.

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  • Sally from Columbia, SC
  • I am a current student here

    If you're really worried that the college you're going to is the wrong choice, come to USC. You're likely to get in, and there are plenty of options for you to try when you get here. I didn't realize it until I came here, but USC has more than its fair share of nationally recognized programs that stretch across the board, from nursing to business to sports management to the honor college. When you visit, you HAVE to go to Beezer's. They have the best subs AND they even deliver. Protip for when you come here: wait until 10PM or after to go to the ice cream shop next door because that's when Kevin's shift starts. He always goes above and beyond for his customers. Go to all of the soccer games! Obviously it's cool to see how awesome both are men and women are, but this is also the best way to get points that earn you tickets to the football games.

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