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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2008)
School Name�� University of South Carolina
Address Columbia, SC 29208
Undergraduate Admissions Lieber College
803-777-7700
800-868-5872
Graduate Admissions Byrnes Building
803-777-4243
800-922-9755
Location Urban Campus
City Size Medium
(50,000-249,999)
Enrollment
Undergraduate:
19,765
Masters:
4,459
Doctorate:
1,801
First Professional:
1,463
Male/Female
Undergraduate: 8,990 / 10,775 (45% / 55%)
Graduate: 2,344 / 3,916 (37% / 63%)
First Professional: 714 / 749 (49% / 51%)
Minority
Undergraduate: 3,386 17.13%
Graduate: 1,057 16.88%
First Professional: 210 14.35%
African American
Undergraduate: 2,295 11.61%
Graduate: 811 12.96%
First Professional: 102 6.97%
Residency (Legal Residency)
Out-of-State 32%
In-State 68%
New Freshmen
Applicants: 17,018
Accepted:�� 9,954
Enrolled: 3,859
Transfers
Applicants: 3,659
Accepted: 2,221
Enrolled: 1,571
Deadlines
Admissions (Undergraduate): Priority: December 1
Financial Aid Priority: April 1
Retention
87% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year
67% graduate within 6 years
Housing
36% of undergraduates live on campus
23 Residence halls
Types
Coed, Apartments, Married, Greek, Honors, Wellness, Residential College; ��
Communities for Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, Engineering, Athletic, Music,
Global, and Environmentally Friendly
Tuition & Fees
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
$8,838 In-State (approx.)
$22,908 Out-of-State (approx.)
Room & Board  
Academic Year $7,318 (approx.)
Library  
Volumes:
3,884,645
Microforms:
5,357,428
Periodicals:
63,715
Computers:
200+
SAT Score Range of New Freshmen
Verbal: 300-800 (Avg.: 586)
Math: 390-800 (Avg.: 605)
Greek
Fraternities: 19
Sororities: 14
Undergraduate Greek population:�� 17%
Top 3 Undergraduate Majors by Degrees Awarded
Advertising/Public Relations
Sport Management/Exercise Science
Biological Sciences
Schools/Colleges 14
Majors
Associates: 1
Bachelors: 76
Masters: 114
Doctoral: 60
First Professional: 3
Degrees Awarded (FY 2007-08)
Total
African American
Associates:
11
8
Bachelors:
3,823
507
Masters*:
1,689
200
Doctoral:
243
22
First Professional:
396
24
*Includes Certificates and Specialists
Faculty: (IPEDS EAP)*
Full-Time: 1,608
Part-Time: 557
Staff**: 3,536
* Includes School of Medicine
** Excludes student employees
Faculty Degrees (Ranked Only)
Ph.D. 83.80%
M.D. 1.09%
LLM 0.63%
JD or LLB 3.08%
Masters 10.95%
Bachelors 0.45%
Financial Aid
Undergrad. Students Receiving Aid:
93% of New Freshmen received some form of financial aid
90% of Continuing Students received some form of financial aid