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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 $35,600.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,386/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,928/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,592/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,736/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,714/ year
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Academics

Professors
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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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.224 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.223 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,243Undergrads
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 146 responses
Report
  • School Spirit
    26%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • What sorority are you in?
    12%
  • Content
    10%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Energetic
    8%
  • Greek
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.292 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.359 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
Report
  • Lots of choices
    24%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Perfect
    14%
  • Average
    7%
  • Charming
    7%
  • Great
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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I love everything about this school! There is a diverse student population, a beautiful and safe campus, over 500 different clubs to be involved with, and plenty of events for students to be involved with outside of classes. The professors are very nice and helpful and the classes make learning at this institute fun! There are also plenty of places to just hang out on campus. Russell House is an awesome building, with food, a movie theater (that provides free movies for students), and a game room! The library is also awesome, as it has 7 floors with a wide selection of books. My only complaint is that the campus is very spread out, so it can be hard to get from class to class.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an undergrad at the University of South Carolina. There is something for all to get involved in if you take the initiative to find it. You also get acquainted with a wide variety of professionals, as part of both the student body and professors. I have returned for my graduate degree, I loved the school so much! The school is very large and diverse, so if that is what you are looking for, look no further!