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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

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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 26,400 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Finance, Marketing, and Business. Graduating 77% of students, South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.

About

COLUMBIA-CAMPUS
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
69%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1180-1370
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
$21,787 / 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
$6,258 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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. 241 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 240 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,400 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,102
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 162 responses
  • School Spirit
    27%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • What sorority are you in?
    11%
  • Content
    10%
  • Energetic
    9%
  • Focused
    9%
  • Greek
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 309 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 376 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 164 responses
  • Lots of choices
    24%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Fun
    15%
  • Perfect
    12%
  • 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
77%
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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