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University of South Carolina

United States of America

316th US-News World Ranking

Founded in 1801 as South Carolina college we transformed into a national institute in the 20th century. We have been nurturing students for their successful lives for more than 200 years now. We are recognized by the Carnegie Foundations as a top research and service institution.We take absolute pride to be ranked no. 1 for undergraduate international business major, international MBA, nursing graduate program and Ph.D. program in Exercise Science.Every discipline at our university offers undergraduate as well as graduate research opportunities. We were awarded $238 million in sponsored research funding in 2012.

Established in 1801, the University of South Carolina is a public research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America. The university has seven satellite campuses throughout the state. USC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Advanced Teaching as the university with the ‘highest research activity’. The university is known for its ‘On Your Time’ program, which ensures students graduate on their terms through summer and online courses

Academically, USC’s offerings are diverse, encompassing more than 290 programs of study across 14 different schools and colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, Darla Moore School of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering & Computing, The Graduate School, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, College of Information and Communications, School of Law, School of Medicine Columbia, School of Medicine Greenville, School of Music, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Arnold School of Public Health, College of Social Work, South Carolina Honors College. The most popular majors at University of South Carolina include: Finance and Financial Management Services; Research and Experimental Psychology; Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences; Biology; and Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 

The total student population at the University of South Carolina is over 33,700 of which more than 25,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 19:1 and the acceptance rate is 65%.

The university’s undergraduate and graduate International Business programs have ranked among the top three programs in the nation for over a decade. The University of South Carolina is a member of the SEC Academic Consortium. The university has a generous financial aid program as more than 80% of the students at USC receive financial aid.

Notable Alumni: Wilson Casey (Syndicated columnist, book author, and Guinness World Record holder), Aleen Bailey (Olympic gold medalist), Knox H. White (Mayor of Greenville), Van Earl Wright (Anchor for Fox Sports TV programs), Lilian Garcia (singer and WWE ring announcer)

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University Stats

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34100

Students

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1600

Faculty Strength

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21

Student Faculty Ratio

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65
%

Acceptance Rate

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$
32360

Tuition Fees

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$
20300

Living Cost

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$
1000

Other Fees

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3.2

Avg. GPA

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33

Avg. IB

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80
%

Avg. Percentage

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1230

Avg. SAT

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28

Avg. ACT

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