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University of South Carolina - Columbia is a public institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

171 Undergraduate Degrees
394 Graduate Degrees
$41,737 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

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University of South Carolina - Columbia Rankings

Out of the 10 colleges in South Carolina, UofSC is ranked at #3.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UofSC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UofSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UofSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#51 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#80 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#82 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of South Carolina - Columbia?

Location of University of South Carolina - Columbia

Contact details for UofSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-7000
Website: www.sc.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uofsc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofSC

How Do I Get Into UofSC?

You can apply to UofSC online at: www.sc.edu/apply/index.php

Admission Requirements for UofSC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UofSC?

72% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
47% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of South Carolina - Columbia is 72%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to UofSC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of South Carolina - Columbia  ( 590 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of South Carolina - Columbia  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800
UofSC received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of South Carolina - Columbia  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of South Carolina - Columbia  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of South Carolina - Columbia  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of South Carolina - Columbia?

$41,737 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UofSC is $41,737. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UofSC, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $8,750 a year. That adds up to $35,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UofSC is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of South Carolina - Columbia Undergraduate Student Diversity

25,633 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 26,733 undergraduate students at UofSC, with 25,633 being full-time and 1,100 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UofSC

There are also 8,062 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 25,633 full-time undergraduates at UofSC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UofSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Carolina - Columbia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UofSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 797
Black or African American 2,101
Hispanic or Latino 1,165
White 19,444
International Students 893
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,233

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Carolina - Columbia. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at UofSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of South Carolina - Columbia

1,609 Took All Classes Online
9,708 Took At Least One Class Online
612.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 27 master’s degree programs available online at UofSC. In 2017-2018, 9,708 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofSC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UofSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Carolina - Columbia was 612.6%. This is the #65 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofSC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UofSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Curriculum & Instruction 51%
Curriculum & Instruction 51%
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UofSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Reading Teacher Education #2
Teacher Education Subject Specific #3
General Educational Leadership & Administration #8
Educational Administration #9
General Education #10
General Education #10

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of South Carolina - Columbia Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 5 95 2 102
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 98 98
Elementary Education 64 0 9 0 73
Early Childhood Education 65 0 0 1 66
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 39 0 5 44
General Education 0 0 29 2 31
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 0 31 0 31
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 15 0 5 2 22
Secondary Education 0 0 22 0 22
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 15 0 0 0 15
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 12 0 0 12
Art Education 12 0 0 0 12
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 11 1 12
General Special Education 0 0 10 1 11
Music Education 0 0 7 0 7
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 5 0 5
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 0 0 1 1
Educational Evaluation & Research 0 0 0 1 1
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 171 56 224 114 565

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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