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South Carolina at a Glance

Take a quick look at the University of South Carolina and you’ll find some pretty impressive numbers. South Carolina is one of a select group of universities to earn the Carnegie top-tier designation in both research activity and community engagement. According to national publications like Kiplinger’s Inc., Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, our programs stack up against the best in the nation and around the world. 

  • No. 1 Undergraduate International Business Program
  • No. 1 International MBA
  • No. 1 Best International Experience
  • Infographic: #1 Ph.D. Program in Exercise Science by the National Academy for Kinesiology
  • state leader: 56 nationally ranked academic programs
  • No. 1 Public University Honors College
  • Top-tier designation for Research and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation.
  • 19 nationally ranked programs for health sciences
  • 8 Top 25 Graduate Programs
  • No. 4 Social Psychology Graduate Program in Sociology
  • University 101 One of the nation's best first-year experiences
  • A Best Value in Public Colleges as rated by Kiplinger's and Forbes
  • Only University awarding a designation for graduating with Leadership Distinction
  • Top 3 in the nation for number of African-American graduates
  • A Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Unless otherwise noted, rankings are from the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings release.