University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Overview

AddressColumbia-Campus
School Websitewww.sc.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of South Carolina-Columbia is a large public, 4-year college based in Columbia, South Carolina that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 30,889 students applied to University of South Carolina-Columbia. Of those students, 19,480 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of South Carolina-Columbia was $12,218, in addition to fees of $400. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of South Carolina-Columbia.

University of South Carolina-Columbia has a 76% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The University of South Carolina-Columbia acceptance rate is 63%. To put this into perspective, 19,480 of the 30,889 students who applied to University of South Carolina-Columbia in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of South Carolina-Columbia is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of South Carolina-Columbia had an SAT score between the range of 1,190 and 1,360. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of South Carolina-Columbia was between 25 and 30 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to University of South Carolina-Columbia as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of South Carolina-Columbia, the tuition for in-state residents is $12,218. Combined with fees of $400, room and board costs of $10,388, other expenses of $4,232 and the $1,065 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $28,303.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $33,298 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of South Carolina-Columbia to $48,983 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of South Carolina-Columbia are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of South Carolina-Columbia was $5,195 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 19%.

University of South Carolina-Columbia Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio17:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of South Carolina-Columbia.

University of South Carolina-Columbia has a good gender split, with 53% of undergraduates being female and 47% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are South Carolina residents; in fact, 51% of all students reside in South Carolina. However, 47% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at University of South Carolina-Columbia is 17:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of South Carolina-Columbia to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 10% students enroll at University of South Carolina-Columbia part-time; the other 31,270 students enrolled full-time.

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