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See Also: New Freshman and New Transfer Applications (Fall 1990 - 2002)

USC Columbia
New Freshman Profile - Fall 2002


Application Information    
# of Applicants: 12,016  
# Admitted: 8,446 70.3%
# Enrolled: 3,561 29.6%


General Information    
Males: 1,621 45.5%
Females: 1,940 54.5%


High School   
# of SC High Schools Represented: 229  
# Who Attended High Schools Out of State: 844 23.7%


State Representation (Top 10)    
South Carolina   77.2%
Virginia   3.2%
North Carolina   3.0%
Georgia   2.8%
Pennsylvania   1.7%
Ohio   1.5%
Maryland   1.4%
Tennessee   1.3%
New Jersey/Florida (each)   1.1%



Foreign Country Representation # of Students:   20

Foreign Countries Represented: Albania, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Ethnic Diversity    
Non-Resident Alien   0.6%
African-American   12.1%
American Indian   0.3%
Asian   2.9%
Hispanic   1.6%
White   75.1%
Unknown   7.4%


Academic Achievement - High School  
Top 10% 23.0%
2nd Tenth 18.9%
3rd Tenth 16.6%
4th Tenth 11.1%
5th Tenth 8.3%
6th Tenth 4.7%
7th Tenth 3.6%
Bottom 3 Tenths 2.4%
Not Reported 11.5%


SAT by Score Range   
  Verbal Math
700-800 4.9% 5.7%
600-699 19.2% 23.6%
500-599 38.5% 39.2%
400-499 19.1% 13.7%
300-399 1.0% 0.5%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%
Not Reported 17.3% 17.3%