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NCAA Division I-FBS
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
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.210 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management355 Graduates
Exercise Physiology274 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology271 Graduates
Public Health240 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems234 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration233 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 132 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.278 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.345 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
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!
The University of South Carolina is a superb school! I was delighted to meet so many students from around the country (and world). Nearly half of the student population is out-of-state. This creates a dynamic and diverse environment. Because of USC's Honors College and willingness to give major scholarships, the university attracts truly top-notch students. I have been challenged and motivated throughout my time here. Besides the great academic environment, this is a FUN school! There is always something going on. USC football and the famous Five Points bar scene have to be experienced first hand!
While USC has a student population over 30,000 do not let this scare you. It can be as big or as small as you make it. Getting involved with organizations or by living in certain communities such as Capstone/Honors, Galen Health, etc. will help put you in a more close knit environment. As far as the party scene it's pretty big considering 5 points is just at the edge of campus, but you can be as involved or not involved as you want to be - the decision is yours. You will find your people here at USC there's no doubt. In regard to academics, it's kind of hit or miss as far as the quality of professors. It just depends on how early you register and whether you can get the best professor or not. USC is strong in business (my major), obviously, but in other departments I hear great things from my peers. Overall USC is great and I'm proud to be a Gamecock!