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Study at University of South Carolina Beaufort

The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a senior campus of the University of South Carolina. It traces its roots to the Beaufort College that was established in 1795. However, this institute closed down in 1861. The University of South Carolina set up an extension campus at the site of this college in 1959. Also referred to as USCB, the campus occupies 208 acres of land in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The University of South Carolina Beaufort offers associate's degrees in arts and science. Several graduate degree programs are also available. Students can choose from courses in the fields of English, human services, nursing, teaching, business, and education, among others.

The sports teams of The University of South Carolina Beaufort are nicknamed the Sand Sharks. The teams participate in golf, cross country, tennis, baseball, track, softball, and volleyball, and are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Profile of University of South Carolina Beaufort

The main campus of University of South Carolina Beaufort is in Bluffton, SC (a rural area). The school is a public school. University of South Carolina Beaufort offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to hospitality and liberal arts.

University of South Carolina Beaufort Selectivity

University of South Carolina Beaufort does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 410 to 520. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 420 or more.


University of South Carolina Beaufort offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 461 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students are part-timers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of South Carolina Beaufort, a small (1, 000 to 3, 000 students/fall headcount Enrolment) senior campus of the state's largest public university, brings the University of South Carolina's statewide mission of teaching, research, scholarship, and public service to the rapidly growing Lowcountry of South Carolina. USCB offers baccalaureate degrees that respond to regional needs, draw upon regional strengths, and prepare graduates to participate successfully in communities here and around the globe. The campus also supports the USC Extended Graduate Campus, which provides local access to graduate courses and programs. USCB offers programs in mathematics and the natural sciences, humanities, and professional and social sciences. Its curriculum is designed to promote acquisition of knowledge and, through it, the intellectual dispositions and skills that encourage depth of understanding, tolerance of others and individual accountability. Attracting a racially and culturally diverse Student Enrolment of varying ages and experiences, the University of South Carolina Beaufort draws its students primarily from the South Carolina Lowcountry, with representation from other parts of the state, other states, and foreign countries. The University encourages students to think analytically and abstractly, to explore options, to see similarities, to be open to differences, to communicate effectively, and to respect each individual. The major intellectual and cultural center for the region, the University enriches the quality of life for area residents of all ages through presentations of the performing and fine arts, community service, symposia, research initiatives, and partnerships with area schools, businesses and organizations. "

University of South Carolina Beaufort Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts69liberal arts and sciences, social services, English, history, Spanish language
Business and Management22business management
Education and Teaching18early childhood Education
Therapy and Counselling11psychology
Hospitality8hospitality management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing

Contact: University of South Carolina Beaufort

University of South Carolina Beaufort

1 University Boulevard

Bluffton, SC 29909

General Phone: (843) 521-4100


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