University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

Top reasons to study here

  • USC is a national leader in undergraduate research programs, and the city of Columbia is a research and development center too.
  • You will find exciting culture, internship opportunities, international food and more.
  • Focus on innovation, with USC in the top 1% of patent-producing universities in the world.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)



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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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 

Student Reviews

#1 Undergrad I.B. Program in the USA
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The undergraduate international business program at this university is renown and known for being ranked #1 in the country. It does hold up to its reputation as all of the professors are top-notch and professional. The classes are not too big so you really get that personal attention you need to succeed.

Great School!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UofSC is an amazing school. The professors are awesome and the campus is charming.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The first semester was okay, I transferred halfway through to Midlands Technical College

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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