University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC, USA
3.92 Average Rating

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 library in the US and the world’s largest Ernest Hemingway collection. For students interested in the arts, the U of SC campus is home to two art galleries and the university’s Theater and Dance departments mount several productions throughout the year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
38%
0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1279
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. October 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
34,795
Total Number of Undergrads
26,733
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,181
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$12,618
Out-of-State Tuition
$33,298
0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,696
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
477
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbia
Charlotte
Atlanta
Charleston
Greenville
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
The campus is beautiful and not too spread out. All of my classes have been wonderful thus far, and really are shaped to my interests. There are so many study enhancements in this community to make sure that students do succeed.
Taelor from Columbia, SC
I love the opportunities USC offers for its athletes, they have a huge support staff specifically for the athletes. The chances for outside research are phenomenal, especially for those in the Marine Sciences department. Go Gamecocks!
Alicia from Woodbridge, VA

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