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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2002)


AddressColumbia SC 29208
 
Location Urban Campus
 
City Size Medium (50,000 - 249,999)
 
Schools and Colleges 16
 
AdmissionsUndergraduateLieber College
(803) 777-7700
(800) 868-5872
 
GraduateByrnes Building
(803) 777-4243
 
Deadlines (Priority)Admissions:
None
Financial Aid:
April 15
 
TuitionAcademic Year (Undergraduate)
$4,784 In-State
$12,904 Out-of-State
 
Room and Board Academic Year
$5,064 (Average)
 
Enrollment Undergraduate
Master's
Doctorate
First-Professional
16,567
5,813
1,508
1,252
 
Male/Female
Undergraduate
Male
7,610
(45.9%)
Female
8,957
(54.1%)
Graduate
2,590
(35.4%)
4,731
(64.6%)
First-Professional
636
(50.8%)
616
(49.2%)
 
Minority Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
3,854 (23.3%)
2,181 (29.8%)
170 (13.6%)
 
African American Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
2,766 (16.7%)
1,025 (14.0%)
96 (7.7%)
 
Residency
(Fee-Based)
Out-of-State
In-State
12%
88%
 
SAT Scores Verbal Range
Math Range
280 - 800 (Average: 555)
340 - 800 (Average: 569)
 
Housing 47% of Undergraduates live on campus.
26 residence halls
Types of residence halls: Coed, Apartments, Married, Greek, Honors, Pre-medical, Engineering Community, Teaching Fellows, US/International, Wellness, Athletic, Residential College
 
Library Volumes
Microforms
Periodicals
Computers
3,333,746
5,008,383
21,836
200+
 
Top Three Majors (Undergraduate) Experimental Psychology
Business Administration
Marketing
6.9%
6.3%
6.2%
 
Greek Fraternities
Sororities
18 (17% of undergraduate men)
12 (17% of undergraduate women)
 
Majors Associates
Bachelors
Masters
Doctoral
First-Professional
1
65
115
56
3
 
Degrees Awarded
Associates
Total
19
African American
10
Bachelors
3,164 498
Masters
1,734 170
Doctoral
253 10
First-Professional
358 37
 
New Freshmen Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
12,016
8,446
3,561
 
Transfer Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
3,471
1,804
1,114
 
Faculty 1,431 Full-time
524 Part-time
 
Faculty Degrees
(Ranked Only)
Ph.D.
M.D.
LLM
JD or LLB
Masters
Bachelors
85.5%
0.4%
1.3%
2.2%
10.5%
0.2%
 
Financial Aid
(Undergraduate Students Receiving Aid)
79% of New Freshmen
67% of Continuing Students
 
Retention 81.7% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year.
59.8% graduate within 6 years.
 
Latin Motto Our University seal quotes the Latin poet Ovid, "Emollit Mores Nec Sinit Esse Feros," which is translated, "Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel."