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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2004)


AddressColumbia, SC 29208
 
Location Urban Campus
 
City Size Medium (50,000 - 249,999)
 
Schools and Colleges 17
 
AdmissionsUndergraduateLieber College
(803) 777-7700
(800) 868-5872
GraduateByrnes Building
(803) 777-4243
 
Deadlines (Priority)Admissions:
None
Financial Aid:
April 15
 
TuitionAcademic Year (Undergraduate)
$6,156 In-State
$16,524 Out-of-State
 
Room and Board Academic Year
$5,590 (Approx)
 
Enrollment Undergraduate
Masters
Doctorate
First Professional
17,689
4,836
1,675
1,396
 
Male/Female
Undergraduate
Male
8,077
(45%)
Female
9,612
(55%)
Graduate
2,375
(36%)
4,136
(64%)
First Professional
648
(46%)
748
(54%)
 
Minority Undergraduate
Graduate
First Professional
3,656 (20.67%)
1,879 (28.86%)
193 (13.82%)
 
African American Undergraduate
Graduate
First Professional
2,592 (14.65%)
901 (13.83%)
97 (6.95%)
 
Residency
(Fee-Based)
Out-of-State
In-State
12%
88%
 
SAT Scores Verbal Range

Math Range
330 - 800
(Average: 569)
330 - 800
(Average: 582)
 
Housing 42% of Undergraduates live on campus.
29 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
3,436,445
5,108,721
24,152
200+
 
Top Three Majors (Undergraduate) Experimental Psychology
Business Administration
Marketing
 
Greek Fraternities


Sororities
17
(17% of undergraduate men)
13
(17% of undergraduate women)
 
Majors Associates
Bachelors
Masters
Doctoral
First Professional
1
71
117
58
3
 
Degrees Awarded
Associates
Total
12
African American
9
Bachelors
2,991 498
Masters*
1,952 229
Doctoral
241 16
First Professional
380 26
 
New Freshmen Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
12,379
8,344
3,403
 
Transfer Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
3,409
1,879
1,196
 
Faculty Full-time
Part-time
1,500
486
 
Staff 2,728  (Excludes student employees)
 
Faculty Degrees
(Ranked Only)
Ph.D.
M.D.
LLM
JD or LLB
Masters
Bachelors
84.6%
  0.4%
  1.2%
  2.3%
11.2%
  0.4%
 
Financial Aid
(Undergraduate Students Receiving Aid)
89% of New Freshmen
80% of Continuing Students
 
Retention 84.9% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year.
63.6% 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