University of South Carolina, Columbia (SC)

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina, Columbia

University of South Carolina, Columbia

University of South Carolina, Columbia Student Essentials

University of South Carolina, Columbia Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cocky
Nicknames: Carolina, USC, SC
Website: www.sc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $10,488
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,644
Retention Rate: 87%
Enrollment: 34,602
Year Established: 1801

About SC

Despite being in existence for over 200 years, the University of South Carolina is hardly content to rest on its laurels. While other schools make note of past achievements, Southern Carolina emphasizes innovation and progress.

This forward-thinking attitude is most evident in SC’s ambitious Innovista, a state-of-the-art wet/dry lab and research center consisting of the Horizon Center and Discovery Plaza. In 2009, the Arnold School of Public Health and Research was endowed with over $24 million for research funding, greatly increasing its available resources. The university also touts its West Quad residential hall, which it claims is the world’s largest environmentally friendly dorm.

The University of South Carolina works closely with industry in Columbia, in order to improve the economy and give students a pipeline into local business. The Office of Corporate Relations helps to establish links between the university and Columbia businesses, and the Career Center gives companies the opportunity to recruit USC students.

With over 320 degree programs offered, there’s plenty of variety in USC’s academics. Due to its size, there is also plenty of financial aid. In addition to state-sponsored programs like the Carolina Scholars Program, eligible students can apply for university-offered scholarships like the Lieber Scholarship and University Scholars Award to help with tuition.

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SC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 11 Reviews

64% of students gave University of South Carolina, Columbia 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

Overall Rating

The academic and social experiences are high quality. Parking is absolutely horrific, and.campus transportation is in need of some.pretty major.upgrades both technologically and physically with buses, etc. student life is fun, many organizations to be involved in. free tickets to.football games are a nice ammenity.


Former Student - Last Attended 2006

Overall Rating

Best college experience possible. The lifestyle of the students while dangerous it does provide many memorable experiences. Tips- be truthful to cops,stay away from trains, heights, and drunk driving.


SC Map & Location

University of South Carolina, Columbia
Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208


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Getting Around SC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Columbia, SC

Winter
Dec
60
39
Jan
58
37
Feb
63
41
Spring
Mar
71
47
Apr
80
54
May
87
63
Summer
Jun
92
70
Jul
95
73
Aug
93
72
Fall
Sep
88
67
Oct
78
55
Nov
69
47

SC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,691
Freshman Class 5,812
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 34,602

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 12%
  • Caucasian: 78%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 4%
African American 12%
Caucasian 78%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%
Full-Time 78%
Part-Time 22%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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