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University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC
University Website: www.sc.edu/
Apply Online: www.sc.edu/applytousc/
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The University of South Carolina (also referred to as USC, SC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, co-educational research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with 7 surrounding satellite campuses. Its historic campus covers over 359 acres (145 ha) in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House. The University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research and engagement, has received a Top-10 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for being "most promising and innovative," and for decades has received annual recognition for its prestigious undergraduate and graduate International Business programs. It also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside of Scotland, and the largest Ernest Hemingway collection in the world.

Founded in 1801 as South Carolina College, USC is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System and offers more than 350 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from fourteen degree-granting colleges and schools. The University of South Carolina System has an enrollment of approximately 46,264 students, with 31,288 on the main Columbia campus as of fall 2012. USC also has several thousand future students in feeder programs at surrounding technical colleges. Professional schools on the Columbia campus include business, engineering, law, medicine, and pharmacy.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $25,952.00 avg tuition

Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7000

Apply online Admissions:
www.sc.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.sc.edu/financialaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of South Carolina-Columbia

Statistics:
Applied 18,485
Admitted 12,914 70%
Enrolled total 4,468
Full Time: 4,423
Part Time 45
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 530 630
SAT Math 560 650
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 22 30
ACT Math 23 27
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 87%
4-year graduation rate 46%
6-year graduation rate 69%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline 2011-12-01
Early Decision Deadline 2011-10-15
Financial Aid Deadline 2012-04-01
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $9,768.00 $9,768.00 $25,952.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $400.00 $400.00 $400.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $407.00 $407.00 $1,082.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,916.00 $10,916.00 $23,444.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $400.00 $400.00 $400.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $455.00 $455.00 $977.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $8,026.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $3,920.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $950.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 90%
Percent receiving grant aid 84%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,453.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 49%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,073.00

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
European Studies/Civilization X
Latin American Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biomedical Sciences, General X
Biostatistics X
Epidemiology X
Exercise Physiology X X
Human/Medical Genetics X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Insurance X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X X
Management Science X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management X
Office Management and Supervision X
Real Estate X
Retailing and Retail Operations X X
Tourism and Travel Services Management X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Broadcast Journalism X
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia X
Journalism X X
Public Relations/Image Management X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X X
Business Teacher Education X
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Educational Evaluation and Research X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Reading Teacher Education X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
ENGINEERING
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Computer Software Engineering X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering Science X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Nuclear Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X X
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist X
Environmental Health X
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management X
Nurse Anesthetist X
Nursing Administration X
Nursing Science X
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design X
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing X
Public Health Education and Promotion X
Public Health, General X
Public Health, Other X
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other X
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X
HISTORY
History, General X X
Public/Applied History X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X X
LIBRARY SCIENCE
Library and Information Science X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
Statistics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Physical Sciences, Other X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Experimental Psychology X X
School Psychology X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Conducting X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X
Music Performance, General X
Music Theory and Composition X
Music, General X
Music, Other X
Voice and Opera X

Scholarships for Students in South Carolina

Name Amount Deadline
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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