University of South Carolina

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world rank  195

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University Overview

Established in 1801, University of South Carolina is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Columbia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Carolina. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Aiken, Allendale, Beaufort, Columbia, Lancaster, Sumter, Spartanburg, Union. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of South Carolina (USC) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of South Carolina (USC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 219 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USC
Founded 1801
Motto Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros
Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel
Colours Garnet and black

University Location

Address 902 Sumter Street Access / Lieber College
Columbia
29208 South Carolina
United States
Tel +1 (803) 777 7000
Fax +1 (803) 641 3362
Other locations Aiken, Allendale, Beaufort, Columbia, Lancaster, Sumter, Spartanburg, Union

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Columbia 29208
(803) 777 7700
800 868 5872

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of South Carolina's Library
University of South Carolina-Columbia's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,932,246 physical volumes, 4,469,878 physical media, 35,591 digital/electronic medium and 480 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of South Carolina-Columbia's library has 6 branches.
Housing Yes
University of South Carolina provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 9,049 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1917


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (AANA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of South Carolina System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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