move in 2018

Carolina Welcome by the numbers

The bustle returns to the University of South Carolina as an estimated 34,500 students will come to the Columbia campus for the fall semester, including about 5,800-5,900 freshmen, consistent with last fall's incoming class. Here are the details on the 2018-19 student body and some figures from last year. Numbers relating to the incoming freshman class are preliminary.

Student body

56 — expected number of high-school valedictorians in the freshman class

568 — estimated number of freshmen who will enter the South Carolina Honors College this fall

1,300 — estimated number of freshmen who will enter the Capstone Scholars program

54 — estimated percentage of women in this year’s freshman class

36 — estimated number of sets of twins entering Carolina this fall as freshmen

40 — estimated number of countries represented by the freshman class

160 — estimated number of student-athletes in the freshman class

8,655 — number of students who will live in University Housing (including Park Place, the Greek Village and 650 Lincoln)

5,013 — number of undergraduates participating in 21 Learning Communities within residence halls

Student services

$415 million — approximate amount of financial aid dollars received annually by the universtiy’s students

91 — percent of undergraduates receiving financial aid

825 — number of Carolina Dining associates serving the university community at the 33 locations across campus

11 — new options to eat in the renovated Russell House dining area, including a full-service Chick-fil-a, Panera Bread, Pei Wei and Olilo by Cat Cora

100,800 — chicken fingers sold in the 2017-18 academic year on Chicken Finger Wednesdays

125,329 — packages delivered to resident students during the 2017-18 academic year, with 13,198 delivered through the August 2017 move-in period

1,795 — total number of international students enrolled at the university

550 — expected number of new international students

91 — countries represented by international students

18,231 — number of patients/clients who had health or wellness visits with Student Health Services in 2017-18

91,125 — total number of patient/client visits to Student Health Services in 2017-18

4,971 — number of flu shots administered by Student Health Services

55,350 — approximate number of devices such as cellphones, laptops, gaming stations and others that connect to the network on campus

290 — total number of Peer Leaders providing peer-to-peer support in 2017-18

7,853 — total number of visits to Peer Tutoring in 2017-18

Student life

49 — number of participants in Leadership and Service Center-sponsored Alternative Break trips in 2017-18; 1,127 hours served across fall and spring breaks

18 — number of registered religious workers who serve the spiritual needs of students and the university community

81,828 — student attendance at seven home football games during the 2017 season

121,862 — number of athletic student tickets distributed during the 2017-18 season (this includes football, basketball and baseball)

94,174 — number of volunteer service hours by fraternity and sorority members in the community during the 2017-18 academic year

8,656 — number of parents, family members and students who participated in Parents Weekend 2017. Nearly 9,000 participants are expected for Family Weekend 2018, to be held Oct. 5-7. There are 38,446 parents registered for the University’s Parent Association.

200 — number of first-year students registered to participate in the Minority Assistance Peer Program (MAPP). This program pairs first year multicultural students with a mentor to assist in their transition to the university.

519 — number of registered student organizations

3,276 — number of intramural games played during the 2017-18 season, with 11,129 participants

1,119 — number of participants in the 2017-18 Service Saturdays

500 — number of stockings filled with toys and donated to kids throughout the Midlands as part of the Carolina Cares Holiday Donation Drive; 1,800 holiday cards were also signed and sent overseas to family members of the military as part of Carolina Cares; and 20 families in need were provided holiday meals.

4,446 — number of items donated during summer New Student Orientation 2018 to the Gamecock Pantry (as of 7/26/2018)

2,203,848 — total traffic in the Russell House University Union in 2017-18

650,000 — total traffic in the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center in 2017-18

1,350,829 — total traffic in the Thomas Cooper Library in 2017-18

Move-In miscellany

520 — approximate number of faculty, staff and current students serving as a part of the volunteer Move-in Crew

28.6 — tons of cardboard recycled during move-in 2017

Learn more

Visit the UofSC Welcome website to learn more about Move-In 2018.