The Best & Worst

Location
Columbia, SC
Undergrads
21,646
Tuition (in-state)
$27,644 ($10,488)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Football games
  2. 2
    Cocky the mascot and Cocks paraphernalia
  3. 3
    International Business School
  4. 4
    Honors College
  5. 5
    Strom Thurmond Fitness and Wellness Center
  6. 6
    Weather
  7. 7
    The Horseshoe
  8. 8
    Cute guys and girls
  9. 9
    Campus dining
  10. 10
    Free movies at the Russell House

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
87% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
72% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
88% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
77% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
53% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Great Local Atmosphere
57% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
67% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
57% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
54% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 11% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Parking
  2. 2
    Tuition increases
  3. 3
    Under-21 nightlife scene
  4. 4
    Hot summers
  5. 5
    Incompetent advisors
  6. 6
    Diversity (or lack thereof)
  7. 7
    Did I mention parking?
  8. 8
    Campus strictness
  9. 9
    Community bathrooms
  10. 10
    Huge lecture classes
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