26,362
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,482
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
72
72%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 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

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
European Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Aquatic Biology/limnology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Office Management Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Retailing Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Public Health Related Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics Checkmark
Statistics Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
Physics 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 Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology 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 Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26,019
Applied
18,811
Accepted
26,362
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

15,318
Females Applied
11,048
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,701
Males Applied
7,763
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
4.08
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 660
SAT Math 580 670
ACT Composite 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,216
In-state
32,898
Out-of-state
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Fees

400
Full-time student fees
10,388
Room & board
6,530
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

9,482
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,327
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,802
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,476
Avg. Loan Aid
6,586
Avg. Grant Aid
5,189
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
26%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

26,362
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.66%
Black or African American 8.92%
White or Caucasian 76.34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 2.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.69%
Other 1.04%

Gender

Male (46.31%)
Female (53.69%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming Week, Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive and Welcome Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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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
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Rave Guardian Safety App

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,200
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,527
Part-time - 673
Male - 1,154
Female - 1,046