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University Enrollment 

The total enrollment of undergraduate and postgraduate students is nearly 32,000. Students can choose from more than 320 degree programs, and the student body is constantly reaching new heights with increased applications (over 25,000 for 5,000 freshman seats in 2014), average GPAs and SAT scores for the incoming freshmen, and overall retention and graduations rates.

University Accolades

  • U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the Moore School of Business as the best in the nation for its undergraduate and graduate programs in international business. The undergraduate program is No. 1 for 17 consecutive years, while the graduate program is No. 1 among public universities and has been in the Top 3 for 25 consecutive years.
  • The South Carolina Honors College is also ranked No. 1 in the nation among all public Honors Colleges.
  • USC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as "R1: Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity."
  • Approximately 20 of the University's doctoral programs were included in the top 50 nationwide in the last National Research Council rankings, with two in the top 10 (electrical engineering and geography).
  • The University produces more than 300 doctoral degrees annually, with 80 of last year’s graduates placed in tenure track positions worldwide. 

College of Information and Communications Accolades

  • Created in 2002, The College of Information and Communication brought together the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Library and Information Science to advance research and teaching in the evolving information and communications landscape. The college offers undergraduate programs in advertising, broadcast journalism, information science, journalism, mass communication, public relations and visual communications. It also offers graduate programs in journalism and mass communication and library and information science as well as a joint degree in mass communication and law. 
  • Founded in 1923, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks to improve and strengthen societal roles of the professions of journalism and mass communications through teaching, research and service.
  • As a champion for literacy, the School of Library and Information Science proudly houses the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy and Cocky’s Reading Express, a nationally recognized program that touches the lives of children and reaches schools across the state of South Carolina.
  • More details can be found at online and in the college’s annual Blueprint for Academic Excellence.