Office of Undergraduate Admission, University of south Carolina Columbia, SC 29208 803-777-7700
About University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Year of Foundation 1801
  • Size of Campus 384 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 18,362
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54% 46% 26%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $9,386 In state, $24,962 Out of state
  • Room and Board $7,764
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 20,135
The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place.Joining the flagship campus in Columbia, are four-year campuses in Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate (Spartanburg andGreenville). Four two-year campuses in Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie (Allendale and Walterboro) and Union help the university cover the state.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 18
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming Week, Parents Weekend, Black History Month, Carolina Spirit Week, Tigerburn, Greek Week
  • Percent students who are frat members 14%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alumni Scholars Association, Beta Alpha Psi, Carolina Scholars Association, Carolina Student Judicial Council, Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Sigma Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Garnet Circle Student Alumni Council,
  • Number of students in fraternities 18
  • Number of sororities 14
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Hillel, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Presbyterian Student Association, Reformed University Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 15%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Association of African American Students, Students Allied for Latin America, Black Graduate Student Association, Hellenic Student Organization, NAACP, Brothers of Nubian Descent, Ethnic Student Ministries, Indian Student As
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train Columbia, SC (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbia, SC (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbia, South Carolina (5), Charlotte, NC (75)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 46%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (29%), women's dorms (8%), men's dorms (7%), sorority housing (5%), fraternity housing (6%), apartments for married students (3%), apartment for single students (27%), special housing for disabled students (0%), special housing for international
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 28
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 40%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Microforms 5,116,024
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,600
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, military, personal, veteran student, older student, psychological
  • Museums McKissick Museum, South Caroliniana Library, Melton Observatory, Filtration Research Engineering Demonstration Unit (green dorm with learning center focusing on sustainability), Belser Arboretum, AC Moore Gardens.
  • Number Of Subscriptions 23,740
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 47,815
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 7,500
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,498,445
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 200
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 3,100
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 800
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Information Technology Companies, Marketing and Sales, Financial Institutions, Engineering Firms, Education, Government and Non-Profit, From Fortune 500 to Small Mom and Pops.
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 16%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,858
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City