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University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

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Overview

University of South Carolina is a University institution located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1244 Blossom Street
Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Mary Wagner
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Email: wagnermt@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7700
Fax: 803-777-0101

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Aquatic Biology/limnology Checkmark
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Retailing And Retail Operations Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
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Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, And Administration, Other Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Oceanography, Chemical And Physical Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Marine Science/merchant Marine Officer Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42,045
Applied
25,884
Accepted
26,864
Enrolled
62%
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Female Admissions

25,682
Females Applied
16,031
Females Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

16,363
Males Applied
9,853
Males Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen December 1st March 15th
Other early decision plan October 15th December 15th
Transfer July 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 580 680
SAT Math 570 680
ACT Composite 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,288
In-state
33,528
Out-of-state
12,288
In-district
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Fees

400
Full-time student fees
12,908
Room & board
8,654
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,283
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,478
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,657
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,048
Avg. Loan Aid
6,118
Avg. Grant Aid
6,960
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

26,864
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
47%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 8.95%
White or Caucasian 73.51%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 4.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 4.19%
Other 1.01%

Gender

Male (44.9%)
Female (55.1%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
International housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Family Weekend, Homecoming and Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Beach Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Beach Volleyball No No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Faculty

2,466
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,512
Part-time - 954
Male - 1,180
Female - 1,286
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