University of South Carolina

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



Founded in 1801, then-South Carolina College flourished pre-Civil War, overcame postwar struggles, was rechartered in 1906 as a university and transformed itself as a national institution in the 20th and 21st centuries.


At the University of South Carolina you can choose from hundreds of areas of study, pursue degrees from bachelor to doctorate and even customize your experience with accelerated or dual degree programs. To see what we offer, just type in your general interest keyword. You can also filter by college, school or degree type to find your perfect program.


They are the only university in South Carolina and one of just 62 nationwide designated a center of very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
401 -100
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -100
601 -30
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Student services

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support is composed of more than 40 offices dedicated to facilitating access to qualified students and enhancing their success at UofSC and beyond.

Housing services

University Housing is committed to creating state-of-the-art facilities that are sustainable, safe, clean and well-maintained homes in order to enhance student learning beyond the classroom. Qualified and caring University Housing staff, in collaboration with students, will create quality student interactions that will inspire students to discover more about themselves and others, while reflecting on how to become inclusive and exemplary leaders, life-long learners and productive members of their community.

Library services

Home to the oldest freestanding college library in the U.S., our university libraries build on that tradition with special collections ranging from early medieval manuscripts to modern literature and politics.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The university maintains more than 400,000 square feet of space where students can learn, play, workout or get fit in group classes.

Student clubs

  • Healthcare Executive Student Association
  • Graduate Student Association
  • National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Pan-African Student Association 


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.

Student Reviews

Great education, even greater team spirit!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The educational material is good and the professors are incredibly talented. Some effort is required to join in research programs, but are well worth it! There is a very real push to make a community oriented atmosphere, with lots of large events, and a big emphasis on our football and women's basketball teams.

General Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

so far so good,the students were so accomodating

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have loved my university experience so far. When you study something that you are passionate about everything works as you put all of your effort and enthusiasm. My University presented a very interesting program that has reached my expectations. The quality of the teaching was really good, we were able to carry out many projects, very interesting speakers came monthly,...

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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