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University of South Carolina

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Columbia, SC 29208, USA

Location info of University of South Carolina

  • In Columbia, energy and innovation collide in ways that make it top-rated place to learn, work, live and play.
  • Columbia is an ideal place to call home. Small enough to feel comfortable and large enough to help you spread your wings. See why our hometown is a place you’ll want to come back to for years to come.
  • #3 Best College Town Livability.com, 2016
  • #69 in Job Growth Forbes, 2018
  • Best Cities for Young Professionals Niche, 2019
  • 3rd Friendliest State in America Big 7 Travel, 2019

Top Reasons to Study in University of South Carolina

A Strong Community

The university is a major center for global research drawing students from around the world while also making higher education more accessible for South Carolinians.

Strengthened by Diversity

Institutional excellence demands a level playing field. Diversity-focused programs and organizations help build a more equitable campus climate that supports more members of our campus community. The efforts reverberate from daily life to South Carolina’s African American graduation rate being in the top 10% of public universities.

Nation’s Top Public Honors College

For the fifth straight time, the University of South Carolina received the highest rating among public school honors programs in 2020. Within one of the nation’s most prestigious honors programs, students enjoy a learning experience that’s as far-reaching as global scientific research and as intimate as a small liberal arts college.

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About University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a storied setting where academic and professional ambitions come to life every day. Whether in quiet Horseshoe study sessions or energizing student experiences, our campus has a long history of preparing the next generation of leaders.

Across more than two centuries, we’ve not only grown into South Carolina’s flagship university. We’ve become more than our founders ever imagined possible.

The University of South Carolina’s journey to becoming an international leader in higher education is quite a story.

Career at University of South Carolina

We educate and empower students and alumni in their development of lifelong career management skills, build mutually-beneficial networking relationships between job seekers and employers and serve as a planning resource for university faculty.

The Career Center can help you:

Campus life

Located in the historic capital city of Columbia, South Carolina, the University of South Carolina offers international students a unique place to complete their studies.

From walking the age-old brick paths of the historic Horseshoe to seeing how sustainability integrates into everyday life at the Green Quad, South Carolina is a place to experience.


Undergraduate scholarship:

$2,000 to $12,000

Graduate scholarship:


Ranking & Accreditation of University of South Carolina

  • #115 National Universities U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • #1 in First-Year Experiences (public schools) U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Other rankings:
#1 International Business (for 22 years!) by U.S. News & World Report, 2022
#49 Business Programs
#54 Top Public Schools
#11 Risk Management and Insurance
# 9 Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
# 3 Sport and Entertainment Management
#96 Best UG Engineering (U.S. News & World Report 2022)
# 41 for PG Public Health Program

Student Accommodation at University of South Carolina

Option A: Luxury Off Campus Private Room and Bath: $4,130

Option A: Luxury Off Campus Shared Room and Bath: $3,633

$9,350: Typical housing fees for one academic year.

  • Dining: $4,400
  • Other: $2,400


Programs at University of South Carolina


  1. Exercise Science – STEM designated
  2. Public Health
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  1. Environmental Health Sciences, M.S. – STEM designated
  2. Exercise Science, M.S. – STEM designated
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  1. African-American Studies
  2. Anthropology
  3. Art Education
  4. Art History
  5. Art Studio
  6. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  7. Biological Sciences – STEM designated
  8. Cardiovascular Technology
  9. Chemistry – STEM designated
  10. Chinese Studies
  11. Classics
  12. Comparative Literature
  13. Criminology and Criminal Justice
  14. Dance
  15. Economics
  16. English
  17. Environmental Studies
  18. Film and Media Studies
  19. French
  20. Geography
  21. Geological Sciences – STEM designated
  22. Geophysics
  23. German
  24. Global Studies
  25. History
  26. International Studies
  27. Marine Science – STEM designated
  28. Mathematics – STEM designated
  29. Media Arts
  30. Philosophy
  31. Physics – STEM designated
  32. Political Science
  33. Psychology – STEM designated
  34. Religious Studies
  35. Russian
  36. Sociology
  37. Spanish
  38. Statistics – STEM designated
  39. Theater
  40. Women’s and Gender Studies
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  1. Criminology and Criminal Justice, M.A.
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  1. Art Education
  2. Dance Education
  3. Early Childhood Education
  4. Elementary Education
  5. Foreign Language Education
  6. Middle Level Education
  7. Music Education
  8. Physical Education
  9. Secondary Education
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  1. Aerospace Engineering – STEM designated
  2. Biomedical Engineering – STEM designated
  3. Chemical Engineering – STEM designated
  4. Civil Engineering – STEM designated
  5. Computer Science/Computer Engineering – STEM designated
  6. Electrical Engineering – STEM designated
  7. Integrated Information Technology – STEM designated
  8. Mechanical Engineering – STEM designated
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  1. Aerospace Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  2. Biomedical Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  3. Chemical Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  4. Civil Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  5. Electrical Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  6. Mechanical Engineering (M.E./M.S.) – STEM designated
  7. Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurial Engineering (M.S.)
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  1. International Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.I.H.T.M.
  2. Sport and Entertainment Management, M.S.E.M.
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  1. Fashion Merchandising
  2. Hospitality Management
  3. Retail Management
  4. Sport and Entertainment Management
  5. Tourism Management
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  1. Advertising
  2. Broadcast Journalism
  3. Information Science – STEM designated
  4. Journalism: Sports Production Option
  5. Mass Communications
  6. Public Relations
  7. Visual Communications – STEM designated
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  1. Pharmaceutical Sciences – STEM designated

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  1. Social Work

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  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Economics
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Finance
  6. Human Resources
  7. International Business
  8. Marketing
  9. Operations and Supply Chain – STEM designated
  10. Real Estate
  11. Risk Management and Insurance
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  1. Master of International Business, MIB*
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  1. Composition
  2. Jazz Studies
  3. Music
  4. Music Education
  5. Brass
  6. Guitar
  7. Organ
  8. Percussion
  9. Piano
  10. Strings
  11. Voice
  12. Woodwinds
  13. Theory
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