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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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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
  • $10,416 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Rachelle from Beaufort, SC
  • Aug-11-2015 I am a past student here

    Keep your grades up and practice hard to ace your audition if you're trying to get into the School of Music. Remember to relax and realize that they want you to do as well as you want to do.

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  • Ashley from Ninety Six, SC
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of all of the fun things offered for freshmen. They really help make your first year experience great!

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  • Adia from Conway, SC
  • May-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Be prepared to be challenged in every aspect of your life. You will have to resist the temptations of just partying all the time--though there are some great parties. This is a university and just try to remember that you're mainly here for the great education you will receive and connections you will inevitably make towards a better career.

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  • Olivia from IN
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    I recommend that any prospective student come to the campus to visit and take a tour. Take a tour and being on campus really helps give students a better idea of what campus life is like and all that USC has to offer. For students who are unable to come to campus and visit, definitely do not hesitate to contact the University, they will be able to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. If you do decide to come to USC, come in with an open mind. Try new subjects, get involved in clubs, meet new people and get a taste of all that USC has. I also recommend that freshman take University 101. The course helps you learn more about the University as a whole but is also a small class that allows you to build connections with other students.

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  • Julia from South Carolina
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Be sure to register for classes on time, it's difficult to change at a later date. Make an excel spreadsheet for your classes from now until graduation, it helps more than you could imagine. Smile when you walk around campus. Even shy kids make friends easily here. Get to know your RM (Resident Mentor). They're here to help you, not hurt. Go to class, even if attendance isn't required. The little things add up when it comes to your final grade.

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