University of South Carolina at Columbia
The University of South Carolina (abbreviated as USC) is a public research university in Columbia that was founded in 1801. The University of South Carolina has over 350 undergraduates and graduate programmes with over 100 majors. The institution offers continuing education, 49 online graduate degrees, and professional programmes. Popular degrees and courses at USC include the BA, MA, MSc, MBA, BSc, and Ph.D. It also provides dual degrees.

Cost of attendance

The average tuition charge at USC is 33,928 USD, and the average cost of living is 24,000 USD. The university offers a variety of financial aid programmes to help students with fee payments.


The University of South Carolina offers both on-campus and off-campus housing, however all freshmen are obliged to live on campus. Students can find lodging in one of the 25 residence halls. The halls are diverse, with some specifically built to satisfy the needs of a specific student population. Room rent in residence halls ranges from 5,800 USD to 12,210 USD per year. Utility costs, cable and Wi-Fi fees, and property insurance are all included. Off-campus housing is accessible near the campuses. To find acceptable and comfortable housing, eligible students (graduate and transfer students) are urged to use the university's "Off-campus Living and Neighborhood Relations" service. The typical monthly rent for off-campus accommodation is $700 - $1000.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 34731. University of South Carolina - Columbia reports having a total of 1,874 international students on campus. The acceptance rate is 72.3%.


The University of South Carolina is organised as a system, with eight universities and various sub-campuses located throughout the state, with the flagship campus in Columbia. The University of South Carolina Aiken is located at 471 University Parkway in Aiken, South Carolina, on a 453-acre campus. The University of South Carolina Beaufort maintains two campuses in Beaufort, the gateway to Hilton Head Island. Lancaster, Sumter, Union, and other cities have campuses. Laboratories, libraries, lecture halls, sports facilities, halls of residence, event centres, research institutes, hands-on learning workshops, and other facilities can be found on USC campuses. For students to get fun experience, the university includes approximately 500 student clubs and organisations.


The University of South Carolina Columbia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Jobs and Placement

The university's career centre assists students with résumé writing, interview preparation, job searches, and so on. They organise annual events and job fairs to bring employers and employees together. Students are provided part-time, full-time, and internship possibilities in the United States. Students utilise the handshake programme to join events and find out additional information, employment, and internships. The university's yearly investment rate is 6.4 percent, and the average salary is USD 63,767. ESPN, ACCENTURE, CapGemini, IBM, Amazon, KPMG, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Ernst & Young are among the recruiting firms at the university.

QS Ranking

#601-650 QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#401-500 World University Rankings 2022

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