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University of South Carolina

3,675 reviews
  1. Columbia, SC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
University of South Carolina is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
Website

University of South Carolina Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1120-1300
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,972/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,496/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,180/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,386/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,516/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.144 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.142 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,179Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Hopeful
    1%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Content
    14%
  • Energetic
    11%
  • Focused
    7%
  • Greek
    8%
  • Apathetic
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.219 responses
Poll
39%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.282 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Average
    7%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Charming
    8%
  • Drinking
    2%
  • Fun
    19%
  • Great
    2%
  • Great music professors
    2%

After University of South Carolina

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

Reviews

3,675 reviews
  • Excellent
    831
  • Very Good
    1328
  • Average
    1259
  • Poor
    175
  • Terrible
    82
My professors are good and within my major, class sizes are good. I'm able to participate and get help when needed.
  • College Freshman
  • 23 days ago
Love USC! It's fun but also a great education!
  • College Freshman
  • 23 days ago
The prospects of internships and co-ops are hard to come by because of the high competition between the students.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 24 days ago