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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2003)


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)
$5,778 In-State
$15,116 Out-of-State
 
Room and Board Academic Year
$5,327 (Average)
 
Enrollment Undergraduate
Master's
Doctorate
First-Professional
17,133
4,058
1,608
1,298
 
Male/Female
Undergraduate
Male
7,711
(45%)
Female
9,422
(55%)
Graduate
2,471
(36%)
4,386
(64%)
First-Professional
638
(49%)
660
(51%)
 
Minority Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
3,724 (21.7%)
2,063 (30.1%)
176 (13.6%)
 
African American Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
2,670 (15.6%)
959 (14.0%)
92 (7.1%)
 
Residency
(Fee-Based)
Out-of-State
In-State
12%
88%
 
SAT Scores Verbal Range

Math Range
310 - 800
(Average: 568)
370 - 800
(Average: 577)
 
Housing 40% of Undergraduates live on campus.
28 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
3,374,496
5,060,469
22,744
200+
 
Top Three Majors (Undergraduate) Experimental Psychology
Business Administration
Marketing
 
Greek Fraternities

Sororities
18 (17% of undergraduate men)
12 (17% of undergraduate women)
 
Majors Associates
Bachelors
Masters
Doctoral
First-Professional
1
69
113
58
3
 
Degrees Awarded
Associates
Total
14
African American
6
Bachelors
3,054 515
Masters
1,855 210
Doctoral
235 23
First-Professional
339 25
 
New Freshmen Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
12,817
8,260
3,491
 
Transfer Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
3,293
1,851
1,117
 
Faculty 1,416 Full-time
524 Part-time
 
Faculty Degrees
(Ranked Only)
Ph.D.
M.D.
LLM
JD or LLB
Masters
Bachelors
81.3%
0.9%
1.2%
2.3%
13.3%
0.9%
 
Financial Aid
(Undergraduate Students Receiving Aid)
88% of New Freshmen
78% of Continuing Students
 
Retention 84.2% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year.
60.9% 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."
 
*Includes Certificates and Specialists