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University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
34,795
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Online sc.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Columbia, South Carolina, University of South Carolina Columbia is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 31,268 prospective students applied, and 21,464 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,286 enrolled in the school.  31,270 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,525 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $12,288 plus fees of $400. UofSC is ranked 205 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

UofSC is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of South Carolina Columbia within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
SAT 1180/1370
ACT 25/31
GPA 4.15
Applications Accepted
68.6% 
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
Applications Due Dec 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
$12,288
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,085
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,670
Budget for Other Expenses$4,386
Total One Year Cost$28,829
Out of State Resident Tuition
$33,528
Out of State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,085
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,670
Budget for Other Expenses$4,386
Total One Year Cost$50,069

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of South Carolina Columbia students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Biology 8%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication 7%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.

Current students may use the University of South Carolina Columbia GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.