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University of South Carolina
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBIA, SC

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

South Carolina is a highly rated public university located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 26,174 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Finance, Public Health, and Marketing. Graduating 78% of students, South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.

About

902 SUMTER STREET, LIEBER COLLEGE
COLUMBIA, SC 29208
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

Branch Campuses

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.

SC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1140-1340
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,784 / 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
$6,733 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 208 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 244 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 243 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    47%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    52%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,174 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,097
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 165 responses
  • School Spirit
    27%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • What sorority are you in?
    11%
  • Content
    10%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Energetic
    9%
  • Greek
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 312 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 379 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 167 responses
  • Lots of choices
    24%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Fun
    14%
  • Perfect
    13%
  • Average
    8%
  • Charming
    6%
  • Fun yet academically balanced
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
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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