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University of South Carolina | USC

Columbia, South Carolina4-yearPublic
Public school in South Carolina with 26,800 total undergraduate students

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Admissions

Admissions website:

Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
62%
Women
62%

Men
60%

Total number of applicants
42,045
Women: 61%
Men: 39%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
24%

Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$23,678
Out-of-state
$44,918

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$12,610

$30,001–48,000
$16,370

$48,001–75,000
$19,976

$75,001–110,000
$22,375

Over $110,000
$24,716

Published costs and averages can be misleading: they don’t fully account for your family’s finances (for financial aid) or your academic profile (for scholarships).

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Applications

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
Yes

Considers class rank
No

Recommendation letters
Optional

TOEFL policy (international applicants)
Optional

SAT/ACT testing policy
Optional
Policies change during COVID-19; please confirm by looking at this school's website.

Which tests students typically submit

SAT: 38%
ACT: 26%

Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
6,174
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
59%
Enrolled men:
41%
6-year graduation rate
76%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
88%

Student diversity

Low diversity
International students
4%

Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students

Asian and Pacific Islander: 3%
Black: 9%
Hispanic: 5%
Native American: < 1%
Other: 5%
White: 78%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
17:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors & careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
Yes

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
Yes

Football conference
Southeastern Conference

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Southeastern Conference

Location

Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
Campus Setting
Urban

Region
Southeast

Campus culture

Religious Affiliation
None

HBCU
No

Contact information

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