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University of South Carolina - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

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University of South Carolina Description:

The University of South Carolina, located in the state capital of Columbia, is the flagship campus of the South Carolina university system. With 350 bachelor, master's and doctoral programs, the University of South Carolina offers wide-ranging academic opportunities to students. The university has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, and it is also home to one of the country's top honors colleges for high-achieving undergraduates. USC is also nationally known for its pioneering work with first-year college students. In athletics, the USC Gamecocks compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 31,288 (23,363 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 93% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,488 (in-state); $27,644 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $978 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,459
  • Other Expenses: $3,950
  • Total Cost: $23,875 (in-state); $41,031 (out-of-state)

University of South Carolina Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,220
    • Loans: $6,698

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, English, Experimental Psychology, Finance, History, Hospitality Administration, Kinesiology, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Retailing, Sport and Fitness Administration

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of South Carolina Mission Statement:

the complete mission statement can be found on the official University of South Carolina website

The primary mission of the University of South Carolina, a multi-campus public institution serving the entire state of South Carolina, is the education of the state's diverse citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and service.

The University is committed to providing its students with the highest-quality education, including the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for success and responsible citizenship in a complex and changing world. A particular strength of the University of South Carolina is the excellence, breadth, and diversity of the institution's faculty.

Convinced that research and scholarship, including artistic creation, are essential for excellent teaching, the University pursues aggressively an active research and scholarship program. The University is dedicated to using research to improve the quality of life for South Carolinians.

Another important facet of the University's public mission is service to its community, state, nation, and the world in such areas as public health, education, social issues, economic development, and family support systems.

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