A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of South Carolina is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
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
65%
SAT Scores Range
1120-1300
ACT Scores Range
25-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of South Carolina

Cost

Net Price
$17,972/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,496/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,180/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,386/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,516/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.206 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.205 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,179Undergrads
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 128 responses
Report
  • School Spirit
    22%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • What sorority are you in?
    12%
  • Focused
    10%
  • Energetic
    9%
  • Content
    9%
  • Greek
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.274 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.341 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Lots of choices
    23%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Fun
    16%
  • Perfect
    14%
  • Charming
    8%
  • Average
    8%
  • Great
    5%

After University of South Carolina

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.139 responses

University of South Carolina Reviews

3,766 reviews
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Wonderful university filled with plentiful opportunities and school spirit! It is a place that everyone and anyone can feel welcome and at home in a community that will always have someone that shares the same beliefs, morals, ideals, dreams, etc. This school has opened up a ton of doors for me and I already feel like I have I have a better understanding of how my future will be shaped after all the help and advice my teachers have given me. I have also met some of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people I have ever met at this school and believe that it is a strong community that always takes pride in its accomplishments and is a perfect new home for those who are beginning their college careers.
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USC is in the best conference in the world, the SEC. So if we're being real, obviously sports are big here. Gamecock football is HUGE! Obviously, other varsity sports are overshadowed by the football team, but we are proud of every single team we have and they're all amazing and athletic. Williams Brice Stadium is a beautiful magical place, its an atmosphere every student gamecock wants to be in and everyone else is afraid of. I'm only going to be a sophomore so I have only a little experience with this stuff, but school spirit and big sports was in my top 3 necessities when applying to schools, and USC has definitely got it. We also don't just have great facilities for the athletes, the students are pretty spoiled too, haha. Two gyms and multiple athletic fields, we just can't be beat. Type in google "Strom Fitness Center" and try to tell me its not the most beautiful athletic center you have ever seen. I rest my case.
I rushed for sororities my freshman year, ended up not liking te houses that had bidded me so i didn't join. That being said, two of my best friends did join sororities and they love their sisters and they're very happy. USC is in the south so obviously greek life is pretty big. But no one cares whether or not you're in greek life. If you are-cool, if not-great. No big deal we all see things differently and want different things from our college experiences.

Greek village is absolutely beautiful, the houses are divine and anyone would be happy to live in thouse MANSIONS! parking there is the worst but not everyone drives so its ok.