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University of South Carolina

4.2 out of 5 (13 ratings / 12 reviews) Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (6)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
301
2020
301
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
601 -30
2021
571 -10
2020
561
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
401
2020
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

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 

Student Reviews

My experience at the University of Navarra
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,...

My studies
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The academic departments I was in were relatively small and I really felt a great sense of community through my studies. The professors really care for the students and I had an overall great academic experience.

A Perfect Balance
Tessa Jarrell rated 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved my experience at the University of South Carolina. Although it was a very large school, it felt small because of opportunities to get involved like greek life, student organizations, living/learning communities, and more. The location of the university is the perfect mix of campus and city.

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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