University of South Carolina - Columbia: Ranking & Review

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United States
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Top 2%

University of South Carolina - Columbia Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%73%72%
Applicants26,01510,69715,318
Admissions18,8117,76211,049
Enrolled undergraduates5,8792,6153,264
Enrolled total (including graduate students)34,73115,48219,249

8,728 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,476 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,739
Percent of students submitting SAT scores47%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
625
Math
625

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores3,118
Percent of students submitting ACT scores53%
ACT Composite
27
ACT English
27
ACT Math
26

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

University of South Carolina - Columbia Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$27,062$47,162
Off-campus$27,824$47,924
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,008 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of South Carolina - Columbia provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,235 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$11,462$31,562
Fees for full-time undergraduates$400$400
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$494$1,331
Tuition for Full-time graduates$12,854$27,968
Fees for full-time graduates$400$400
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$552$1,182

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,624388132,025
Health Professions and Related Programs5382912841,113
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6724928749
Education23634463643
Engineering4139750560
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs349181368
Social Sciences3013716354
Public Administration and Social Service Professions512792332
Visual and Performing Arts172065216291
Psychology236514255
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2166222
Legal Professions and Studies204204
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services170170
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13131162
Physical Sciences812530136
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities6114120
Library Science1128120
History85157107
English Language and Literature & Letters82214107
Mathematics and Statistics4371363
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics359650
Natural Resources and Conservation4343
Philosophy and Religious Studies171220
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1515
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1414
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies11
Grand Total235,6581,8027618,244

A total of 5,681 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of South Carolina - Columbia.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,563 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%70%79%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

General info

Alternative namesUSC
Founded1801
MottoEmollit mores nec sinit esse feros
Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgarnet, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff6,520
Instructional FTE1,914
Research FTE66
Public Service FTE29
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitesc.edu
AddressColumbia-Campus
Columbia, South Carolina, 29208
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population129,000
Phone8037777000
Fax+1 (803) 641 3362

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