University of South Carolina



From academics to activities to athletics, you'll find everything you can imagine at the University of South Carolina.

Ten Great Things about USC
  1. USC sits in the center of Columbia, within walking distance of internship sites at businesses, hospitals and government offices.
  2. With lush lawns surrounded by beautiful trees, The Historic Horseshoe, heart of the Columbia campus, dates back to 1805. Ten of its 11 buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. USC won the national title in the 2010 College Baseball World Series, the 2011 College Baseball World Series and the 2010 SEC East football championship.
  4. Exciting neighborhoods within Columbia, including the Congaree Vista, are home to great restaurants, shops, galleries and nightlife near campus.
  5. A new residence hall for the South Carolina Honors College features "pods" with common living areas for 12 students in single- or double-occupancy rooms.
  6. USC's Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center ranks in the top 10 Best Athletic Facilities on the Princeton Review’s list of 2015 Best Colleges.
  7. More than 25 restaurants on campus offer everything from classic entrees and salads to deli, international, vegetarian/vegan, bakery and grill choices, sushi and fast food.
  8. University 101, listed as a "Program to Look for" by U.S. News & World Report, introduces you to important academic resources and campus facilities while helping you make a smooth transition to college life.
  9. Big-name concerts and special USC events take place at the Colonial Center.
  10. The Magellan Scholar Program offers up to $12,000 in funding for individual research projects so you can pursue your intellectual interests in depth.


Enrollment (as of Fall 2014)
Total: 31,980
Undergraduate: 24,864
Graduate: 6,113

Freshman Class (as of Fall 2014)
Applied: 23,346
Enrolled: 4,970
GPA (high school average): 4.00
SAT range: 1130-1280
ACT range: 25-29

Honors College (freshmen)
Enrolled: 436
GPA (high school average): 4.7
SAT range: 1390–1470
ACT range: 31–33

All Undergraduates (as of Fall 2013)
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
In-state: 65%
Out-of-state: 35%
Minority: 20.6%
Living on campus: 28.5%

Total: 1,620+
With Ph.D.: 84%

USC Academic Degrees
Bachelor: 85
Master: 111
Doctoral: 64
First professional (law, medicine, pharmacy): 3

Tuition (estimated base, annual; 2014–2015)
In-state: $11,128
Out-of-state: $29,372

Financial Aid
Ninety-six percent of new freshmen receive some type of financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-study assistance. More than 40% of freshmen received scholarships for fall 2014.

* All 2014 data are preliminary

Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC

South Carolina's capital city offers a perfect balance of city life, college atmosphere, culture, entertainment, shopping, outdoor adventure and employment.

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Gamecock Athletics

Gamecock Athletics

USC fields NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC) varsity teams in 11 women's and eight men's sports.

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Students Having a Good Time at USC

Good Times

With more than 400 USC student clubs and organizations, you can find as much fun as you can handle!

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1801: USC established in Columbia

From a single building on the Historic Horseshoe, we now enroll more than 44,000 students at eight campus locations across the state.