South Carolina is a highly rated public university located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,382 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 73% of students, South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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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.222 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.221 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management399 Graduates
Exercise Physiology287 Graduates
Public Health261 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology250 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration233 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems232 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.290 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.357 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.139 responses
University of South Carolina Reviews
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 am an out of state student attending USC for the first year of pursuing a 4 year degree. In the beginning I was uncomfortable with my transition and unable to feel at home. Through clubs and sports teams I was able to develop new friendships and life skills that made me feel more at home. There are so many opportunities presented to students at USC that all should take advantage of. One of the most important things that is clearly valued here, is academics. My professors so far have been some of the most passionate people I have met. A favorite course I have taken here has been environmental ethics. I took this course as a philosophy requirement and it inspired me to change my major to environmental studies. The professor and the course material inspired me to make a decision that I will not soon regret. I am more than happy to say that I am a student at USC. If someone decides to attend school here, I bet they will say the same thing. Go Gamecocks!
Coming from Maryland, I absolutely loved spending 4 years in Columbia. With a student population of over 30,000 it was amazing that I felt like I went to a small school. Being an SEC school made for very fun athletic events, there was always something going on on campus, and the university president is very present on campus which is something not common at other public state schools. Columbia is very much a college town but has career opportunities for those looking to stay. Also, it's central location makes for a pleasant drive to Charlotte, Charleston, or Atlanta!