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Study at University of South Carolina Columbia

The University of South Carolina, also referred to as USC, SC, or simply Carolina, is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. USC's campus is spread across an area of 359 acres. It is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System. The university offers various degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Arnold School of Public Health
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
  • College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Social Work
  • Moore School of Business
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Music
  • School of the Environment
  • South Carolina Honors College
  • The Graduate School
USC's athletic teams are nicknamed the Gamecocks. They compete in the Southeastern Conference.

Profile of University of South Carolina Columbia

The main campus of University of South Carolina is in Columbia, SC (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. University of South Carolina offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size.

University of South Carolina Selectivity

University of South Carolina does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 520 to 620. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 540 or more.


University of South Carolina offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of South Carolina had 27, 272 enrolled students.

Student Life

Meal plans are available. Student athletes at University of South Carolina belong to the Southeastern Conference for major sports.

University of South Carolina Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 055business management, accounting, international business, finance, retail, marketing, human resources, managerial economics, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 046library science, English, political science, history, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, economics, . . .
Education and Teaching598elementary school teaching, early childhood education, educational administration, secondary teaching, college student Counselling, physical education teaching, school Counselling, special ed, . . .
Science390biology, chemistry, geology, marine biology, biomedical sciences, physics, physical science courses, biostatistics, . . .
Media351public relations, advertising, journalism, broadcast journalism, digital communications, mass communication
Family and Social Work277social work, public administration
Therapy and Counselling270experimental psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, physical therapy, substance abuse Counselling
Engineering261mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, archeology, biomedical engineering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy249sports and fitness management, exercise science, rehabilitation
Medicine189pharmacy, medicine, public health, gerontology, pharmaceutics and drug design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine181registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, community nurse, nursing science, various nursing, mental health nursing, nursing administration
Security and Law Enforcement176criminal justice and administration
Hospitality156hospitality management, tourism and travel
Computer Science and Engineering99computer engineering, computer and info science, computer security, software engineering, information science
Fine Arts82fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics81mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art76film and photography, film studies
Music76music, music performance, conducting, various music studies, voice, music history and theory, music theory and composition
Medical administration50public health education, health care facilities management, environmental health
Medical Support and Technology49speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, audiology and speech pathology
Religion and Philosophy40philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts36drama, dance
office and Administration35office management
Real Estate and Construction Management23real estate

Contact: University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina Columbia

Columbia, SC 29208

General Phone: (803) 777-7000


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