Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA+
South Carolina is a highly rated public university located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 25,633 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 77% of students, South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.
Branch Campuses of University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina - Lancaster
- 2 Year
- Lancaster, SC
- 170 reviews
University of South Carolina Sumter
- 2 Year
- Sumter, SC
- 60 reviews
University of South Carolina - Upstate
- 4 Year
- Spartanburg, SC
- 952 reviews
University of South Carolina - Beaufort
- 4 Year
- Bluffton, SC
- 446 reviews
University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie
- 2 Year
- Allendale, SC
- 98 reviews
University of South Carolina - Union
- 2 Year
- Union, SC
- 14 reviews
University of South Carolina Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.208 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.241 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.240 responses
Most Popular Majors
Exercise Physiology308 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems303 Graduates
Public Health286 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology258 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration208 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.309 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.376 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.139 responses
University of South Carolina Reviews
The University of South Carolina has exceeded my expectations greatly. I am a recent graduate of the University and I could not have asked for a better four years. Personally, I went through an extremely tough time during my time as a student being diagnosed with Lyme Disease. The university went above and beyond to make sure I would graduate on time and ensured that I was okay both physically and mentally. Having an amazing staff help me during a difficult time was everything. Besides that, the overall experience was amazing. The university does everything they can to truly make the four years of undergraduate, the best. Though the dining halls and parking could be better, so many other positives outweigh the food halls and congested parking lots. At the end of the day, I could never have asked for a different experience or school and I highly recommend the University of South Carolina to anyone. Go Gamecocks!
As a student-athlete, there is no better environment than SEC sports. In Columbia, you have incredible community support and so many opportunities to network. The campus itself is absolutely beautiful and the city seems to be growing around it in every direction. My first two years, the class sizes were very large, but as you ascend into higher level courses, the class size drops and you find yourself establishing relationships with professors. I loved that we were close enough to drive to the beach for the weekend but also could head west and hit the mountains! School really comes first but Gamecocks know how to have a good time.
The whole experience from the admissions to actually getting on campus is amazing. The offices helped significantly with the admissions process, and the transition from high school senior to college freshman is very smooth. The dorms are nice and there is plenty of activities all across the campus for any and all students to participate in. The dining options are diverse, so you can find basically anything that you crave. It is one of the best party school in America, and I believe it has that reputation for a reason. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the University of South Carolina. Go Gamecocks!