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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2011)


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:
22,556
Masters:
4,590
Doctorate:
2,103
First Professional:
1,472
Male/Female
Undergraduate: 10,425 / 12,131 (46% / 54%)
Graduate: 2,587 / 4,106 (39% / 61%)
First Professional: 728 / 744 (49% / 51%)
Minority
Undergraduate: 3,938 17.5%
Graduate: 1,158 17.3%
First Professional: 211 14.3%
African American
Undergraduate: 2,469 10.9%
Graduate: 870 13.0%
First Professional: 101 6.9%
Residency (Legal Residency)
Out-of-State 35%
In-State 65%
New Freshmen
Applicants: 21,311
Accepted: 13,451
Enrolled: 4,636
Transfers
Applicants: 4,505
Accepted: 2,579
Enrolled: 1,961
Deadlines
Admissions (Undergraduate): Priority: December 1
Financial Aid Priority: April 1
Retention
87% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year
70% graduate within 6 years
Housing
36% of undergraduates live on campus
24 Residence halls
Types
Coed, Apartments, Married, Greek, Honors, Wellness, Residential College,
Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, French, Spanish, Engineering, Journalism,
Athletic, Music, Global, and Environmentally Friendly
Tuition & Fees
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
$10,168 In-State (approx.)
$26,352 Out-of-State (approx.)
Room & Board  
Academic Year $8,026 (approx.)
Library  
Volumes:
4,023,693
Microforms:
5,498,539
Periodicals:
78,061
Computers:
200+
SAT Score Range of New Freshmen
Verbal: 340-800 (Avg.: 590)
Math: 370-800 (Avg.: 608)
Greek
Fraternities: 24
Sororities: 15
Undergraduate Greek population: 20%
Top 3 Undergraduate Majors by Degrees Awarded  
Experimental Psychology
Integrated IT
Biological Sciences
Schools/Colleges 14
Majors
Associates: 1
Bachelors: 84
Masters: 104
Doctoral: 61
First Professional: 3
Degrees Awarded (FY 2010-11)
Total
African American
Associates:
6
1
Bachelors:
4,462
468
Masters*:
1,870
252
Doctoral:
289
23
First Professional:
414
27
*Includes Certificates and Specialists
Faculty: (IPEDS EAP)*
Full-Time: 1,604
Part-Time: 581
Staff**: 3,544
* Includes School of Medicine
** Excludes student employees
Faculty Degrees (Ranked Only)
Ph.D. 84.7%
M.D. 1.0%
LLM 0.5%
JD or LLB 2.8%
Masters 10.6%
Bachelors 0.4%
Financial Aid
Undergrad. Students Receiving Aid:
91% of New Freshmen received some form of financial aid
85% of Continuing Students received some form of financial aid