Two women moving in to university housing in the fall of 2022

Move-in by the numbers

Facts, figures about UofSC's student body

It’s an exciting time on the University of South Carolina campus as a record-breaking first-year class settles in. Here are some details about our incoming students, activities they take part in, how they’ll impact campus life and the resources it takes to support them. 

Incoming students

6,596 — estimated number of students in the university's freshman class

35,500 — estimated student population on the Columbia campus

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

60 — estimated percentage of females in this year’s freshman class

33 — estimated number of sets of twins entering the University of South Carolina this fall as freshmen

1 — estimated set of triplets entering Carolina

36 — estimated number of countries represented by the freshman class

46 — estimated number of counties in South Carolina represented by this fall’s freshman class

46 — estimated number of states represented by this fall’s freshman class

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

Over 500 — expected number of new international students, representing 68 countries

$460 million — approximate amount of financial aid dollars received by the university’s students in 2021-22 

Moving in

9,242 — projected number of students who will live this year in University Housing (including Park Place and some placements in the Greek Village, YOUnion and 650 Lincoln) 

2,689 — number of undergraduates participating in seven learning communities and four residential learning programs within residence halls 

709 — number of faculty, staff and current students serving as a part of the volunteer Move-in Crew to welcome and move in new students 

19.55 — tons of cardboard recycled during move-in 2021

157,800 — packages delivered to resident students during the 2021-22 academic year, with 11,850 delivered during last year's move-in period 

Feeding the crowds

746,488 — original Chick-fil-A sandwiches sold by Carolina Food Co. along with 500,986 spicy Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the 2021-22 academic year

Over 600 — associates and 13 campus chefs with Carolina Food Co. serving the university community at six residential restaurants and 20 retail locations across campus 

80 — tons of compost collected by Carolina Food Co. in the 2021-22 academic year 

Keeping students healthy

17,266 — number of patients/clients who had health or wellness visits with Student Health Services in 2021-22 

281,866 — number of patient/client visits to Student Health Services in 2021-22

4,215 — number of flu shots administered by Student Health Services in 2021-22

20,009 — number of prescriptions filled at the pharmacy in 2021-22

Sports and student life

566 — number of registered student organizations

70,022 — student tickets scanned for seven home football games

124,620 — student tickets distributed for football, baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball in the 2021-22 academic year

45,276 — number of commencement guest tickets distributed for the 2021-22 academic year 

1,955,535 — total traffic in the Russell House University Union in 2021-22

Over 600,000 — total traffic in the Thomas Cooper Library in 2021-22

Students serving

114,304 — volunteer service hours completed by fraternity and sorority members in the community during the 2021-22 academic year 

$1,157,653 — dollars raised by fraternity and sorority members for chapter-based philanthropy efforts during the 2021-22 academic year

7,462 — hours that 3,731 students in student organizations served in community service in 2021-22, making a $223,487 economic impact

Parents and families

8,941 — number of parents, family members and UofSC students who participated in Family Weekend 2021; Family Weekend 2022 is set for Sept. 23-24, with 4,200 wristbands sold (as of Aug. 22)

53,637 — parents and family members registered with the Parents Association

Recreational sports

3,410 — intramural games played during the 2021-22 season, with 5,258 participants

712,003 — total traffic in the Wellness Center in 2021-22

4,809 — number of engagements in Outdoor Recreation activities (climbing wall, adventure trips, ORec Hub) during 2021-22

Achieving student success

6,800 — Number of free student planners available for current students

379 — students serving as Peer Leaders providing peer-to-peer support in 2021-22

7,380 — visits to Peer Tutoring in 2021-22

35,162 — number of Supplemental Instruction (SI) visits in 2021-22

35,151 — calls made to current students from the Student Success Center Call Center in 2021-22

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