The University of South Carolina School of Law welcomed 213 new first-year students on August 14. Members of the entering class call 23 states and the District of Columbia their homes; they come to South Carolina from as far away as California and Rhode Island. They also attended 88 undergraduate institutions across South Carolina, the region, and the country.
The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the College of Charleston, and Wofford College were the largest South Carolina located feeder schools, while the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, and University of Florida were among the out-of-state schools represented by multiple students this year.
The class reported 38 academic majors in their undergraduate studies. The traditional majors of English, History, and Political Science were well represented, as were majors in various business disciplines (Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management), International Studies, in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) and in the engineering disciplines (Civil, Computer, and Electrical Engineering). Several class members bring the benefit of advanced degrees and notable careers to the classroom here.
The entering class was selected from 1,335 applicants who live in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and three provinces in Canada.
With an increasingly talented and diverse applicant pool, South Carolina was again able to increase the diversity and academic profile of its entering class.