University of South Carolina

3,710 reviews
  1. Columbia, SC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
University of South Carolina is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
Columbia-Campus
Columbia, SC 29208
Website

University of South Carolina Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1120-1300
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,972/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,496/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,180/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,386/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,837/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,516/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.144 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.142 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,179Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • School Spirit
    18%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Content
    14%
  • What sorority are you in?
    12%
  • Energetic
    11%
  • Greek
    8%
  • Joyful
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.219 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.282 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Lots of choices
    20%
  • Perfect
    20%
  • Fun
    19%
  • Awesome
    17%
  • Charming
    8%
  • Average
    7%
  • I hate it
    3%

After University of South Carolina

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.64 responses

Reviews

3,710 reviews
  • Excellent
    837
  • Very Good
    1333
  • Average
    1259
  • Poor
    175
  • Terrible
    82
I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Sports and Entertainment Management. We had to do two internships and that was a fantastic way to learn. The teachers in the program have a lot of connections throughout the country and always help students connect with professionals. I personally have not used my degree but honestly it is because I am a military spouse now, moving a lot. If we still lived at home and I was able to stay at one company I would have a career no doubt with the help of the University and teachers.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
What I liked the most about University of South Carolina is the environment. It's so many different types of things to do and so many people from all around the world. And their is always something fun and exciting to do. I got a full overlook at University of South Carolina, Columbia from my weekday tour that me and another friend of mine attended this summer.
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
My time at school has been amazing all of my professors were very helpful and showed a genuine interests in helping the students succeed in their classes. There are many programs that are put into place that are specially designed to help students in the more difficult classes. Outside of the classroom South Carolina has been so much fun with it being located in the state capital there is always something going on that will be fin to do.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago