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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Statistical Summary for Columbia - Fall 2005


Address Columbia SC 29208
 
Location Urban Campus
 
City Size Medium (50,000 - 249,999)
 
Schools and Colleges 15
 
AdmissionsUndergraduate Lieber College
(803) 777-7700
(800) 868-5872
 
GraduateByrnes Building
(803) 777-4243
 
Deadlines (Priority) Admissions: December 1
Financial Aid:
April 1
 
TuitionAcademic Year (Undergraduate)
$7,314 In-State
$18,956 Out-of-State
 
Room and Board Academic Year
$6,083 (Approx)
 
Enrollment Undergraduate
Master's
Doctorate
First-Professional
18,362
5,587
1,676
1,440
 
Male/Female
Undergraduate
Male
8,408
(46%)
Female
9,954
(54%)
Graduate
2,354
(32%)
4,909
(68%)
First-Professional
666
(46%)
774
(54%)
 
Minority Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
3,654 (19.89%)
1,996 (27.48%)
213 (14.79%)
 
African American Undergraduate
Graduate
First-Professional
2,509 (13.66%)
1,013 (13.95%)
94 (6.53%)
 
Residency
(Fee-Based)
Out-of-State
In-State
12%
88%
 
SAT Scores Verbal Range
Math Range
330 - 800 (Average: 577)
360 - 800 (Average: 589)
 
Housing 40% of Undergraduates live on campus.
29 residence halls
Types of residence halls: Honors, Wellness, Residential College, Communities for Pre-Medical, Engineering, Athletic, Teaching Fellows, Global, and Environmentally Friendly
 
Library Volumes
Microforms
Periodicals
Computers
3,498,445
5,116,024
23,740
200+
 
Top Three Majors (Undergraduate) Experimental Psychology
Management
Biology
 
 
Greek

Fraternities

Sororities

18 (14% of undergraduate men)
14 (15% of undergraduate women)
 
Majors Associates
Bachelors
Masters
Doctoral
First-Professional
1
73
117
59
3
 
Degrees Awarded
Associates
Total
4
African American
0
Bachelors
3,260 521
Masters
1,788 223
Doctoral
253 15
First-Professional
383 27
 
New Freshmen Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
13,033
8,812
3,734
 
Transfer Applicants
Accepted
Enrolled
3,454
1,994
945
 
Faculty Full-time: 1,453
Part-time: 549
 
Staff 3249* (*Excludes student employees)
 
Faculty Degrees
(Ranked Only)
Ph.D.
M.D.
LLM
JD or LLB
Masters
Bachelors
79.4%
00.6%
01.0%
02.7%
15.4%
00.8%
 
Financial Aid
(Undergraduate Students Receiving Aid)
95% of New Freshmen received some form of financial aid
83% of Continuing Students received some form of financial aid
 
Retention 83% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year.
65% 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."