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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 30,889 prospective students applied, and 19,480 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,854 enrolled in the school.  31,270 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,525 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $12,218 plus fees of $400. UofSC is ranked 195 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

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

Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
SAT 1190/1360
ACT 25/30
GPA 4.15
Applications Accepted
63.1% 
University of South Carolina Columbia overview
Applications Due Dec 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition
$12,216
In District Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,065
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,388
Other Expenses Budget$4,232
Total One Year Cost$28,301
South Carolina Resident Tuition
$12,218
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Columbia
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,065
Other Fees$400
Room and Board $10,388
Budget for Other Expenses$4,232
Total One Year Cost$28,303

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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.