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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2009)
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:
20,494
Masters:
4,566
Doctorate:
1,961
First Professional:
1,460
Male/Female
Undergraduate: 9,489 / 11,005 (46% / 54%)
Graduate: 2,472 / 4,055 (38% / 62%)
First Professional: 724 / 736 (50% / 50%)
Minority
Undergraduate: 3,480 16.98%
Graduate: 1,119 17.14%
First Professional: 203 13.90%
African American
Undergraduate: 2,214 10.80%
Graduate: 817 12.52%
First Professional: 95 6.51%
Residency (Legal Residency)
Out-of-State 30%
In-State 70%
New Freshmen
Applicants: 17,694
Accepted:�� 11,262
Enrolled: 3,917
Transfers
Applicants: 4,074
Accepted: 2,258
Enrolled: 1,602
Deadlines
Admissions (Undergraduate): Priority: December 1
Financial Aid Priority: April 1
Retention
87% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year
69% graduate within 6 years
Housing
36% of undergraduates live on campus
24 Residence halls
Types
Coed, Apartments, Married, Greek, Honors, Wellness, Residential College; ��
Communities for Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, French, Spanish, Engineering,
Athletic, Music, Global, and Environmentally Friendly
Tuition & Fees
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
$9,156 In-State (approx.)
$23,732 Out-of-State (approx.)
Room & Board  
Academic Year $7,328 (approx.)
Library  
Volumes:
3,320,392
Microforms:
5,394,547
Periodicals:
66,309
Computers:
200+
SAT Score Range of New Freshmen
Verbal: 290-800 (Avg.: 588)
Math: 380-800 (Avg.: 604)
Greek
Fraternities: 20
Sororities: 14
Undergraduate Greek population:�� 18%
Top 3 Undergraduate Majors by Degrees Awarded  
Sport Management/Exercise Science
Nursing
Experimental Psychology
Schools/Colleges 14
Majors
Associates: 1
Bachelors: 76
Masters: 114
Doctoral: 60
First Professional: 3
Degrees Awarded (FY 2008-09)
Total
African American
Associates:
5
2
Bachelors:
4,092
497
Masters*:
1,666
227
Doctoral:
270
28
First Professional:
433
30
*Includes Certificates and Specialists
Faculty: (IPEDS EAP)*
Full-Time: 1,560
Part-Time: 533
Staff**: 3,427
* Includes School of Medicine
** Excludes student employees
Faculty Degrees (Ranked Only)
Ph.D. 83.91%
M.D. 1.02%
LLM 0.65%
JD or LLB 3.07%
Masters 10.79%
Bachelors 0.56%
Financial Aid
Undergrad. Students Receiving Aid:
93% of New Freshmen received some form of financial aid
86% of Continuing Students received some form of financial aid