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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
South Carolina is a highly rated public university located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 25,243 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 75% of students, South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.
About University of South Carolina...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Lieber College 902 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Website

University of South Carolina Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1170-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,271/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,792/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.208 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.233 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.232 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,243Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,119
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 155 responses
Report
  • School Spirit
    28%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • What sorority are you in?
    11%
  • Content
    10%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Energetic
    8%
  • Greek
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.301 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.368 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 156 responses
Report
  • Lots of choices
    23%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Perfect
    13%
  • Average
    8%
  • Charming
    6%
  • Great
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.139 responses
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University of South Carolina Reviews

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Wonderful people, place and a first rate education!
You will love the Southern Hospitality of your fellow classmates, teachers, and all who work in and around the campus!
Bring your School Spirit, and all your tailgating equipment! The University of South Carolina takes School Spirit to a hole another level! Make sure you purchase at least a University of South Carolina t-shirt and sweatshirt. Everything your need is within walking distance. You will love the food on Gervais Street. You will enjoy your your whole experience at the University of South Carolina!
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The school is fantastic! Professors really care about the well being and success of their students. The only negative things I could say about this beautiful school would be that the food offered on the meal plan is not really fantastic or allergy friendly. I would also say that as good as the counseling department is, there are not enough employees. The rest of the university is absolutely amazing. It is an environment where people look out for one another and friends are made rather than enemies.
I just finished my freshman year at USC, and I can easily say it’s been the best year of my life so far. Attending a large university seemed intimidating at first, but there was always someone in my corner, whether it be professors, administrators, or a great group of friends! In terms of academics, USC is not primarily focused on any one major, and so there are thousands of opportunities for any interest anyone may have. Overall, USC is absolutely an 11/10!