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University of South Carolina

School Profile

  • University of South CarolinaPublic Four-year University in Columbia, SC
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 19,765
First-year Undergraduate Students: 3,859
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 19,458
Graduate Students: 6,260
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business & technology education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Experimental Psychology
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Insurance/Risk Management
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Office Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Retailing
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Technology Support and Training Management
  • Bachelor of Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $9,156
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $23,732

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Fighting Gamecocks

Rankings

  • Ranked #111 National Universities
  • Ranked #41 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #10 Insurance
  • Ranked #1 International Business
  • Ranked #105 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #54 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #80 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #54 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #2 International
  • Ranked #36 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #112 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #102 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #68 Chemical
  • Ranked #81 Civil
  • Ranked #78 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #120 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #74 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #111 Mechanical
  • Ranked #104 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #81 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #73 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #91 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #160 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #78 Chemistry
  • Ranked #71 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #99 Computer Science
  • Ranked #25 Criminology
  • Ranked #81 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #71 English
  • Ranked #134 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #46 Healthcare Management
  • Ranked #85 History
  • Ranked #17 Library and Information Studies
  • Ranked #2 School Library Media
  • Ranked #11 Services for Children and Youth
  • Ranked #98 Math
  • Ranked #79 Nursing
  • Ranked #48 Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Ranked #42 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #69 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #113 Physics
  • Ranked #51 Political Science
  • Ranked #117 Psychology
  • Ranked #72 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #23 Public Health
  • Ranked #62 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #53 Social Work
  • Ranked #66 Sociology
  • Ranked #4 Social Psychology
  • Ranked #60 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #57 Statistics

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Admissions Address

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Columbia, SC 29208
(803) 777-7700
(800) 868-5872
Fax: (803) 777-0101
admissions-ugrad@sc.edu
Contact: Scott Verzyl
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 70%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 58%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 78%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 18,485
Female applicants 10,707
Male applicants 7,778
Applicants accepted 12,914
Female applicants accepted 7,402
Male applicants accepted 5,512
Freshman enrollment 4,465
Female freshman enrollment 2,448
Male freshman enrollment 2,017
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 7,733
Early action applicants accepted 4,517
Early action applicants enrolled 1,702
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 38%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.9
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-4
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 65%
SAT Critical Reading average score 584
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-630
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 603
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-650
 
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 34%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-29
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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