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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
Statistical Summary (Fall 2012)


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:
23,363
Masters:
4,336
Doctorate:
2,087
First Professional:
1,502
Male/Female
Undergraduate: 10,747 / 12,616 (46% / 54%)
Graduate: 2,520 / 3,903 (39% / 61%)
First Professional: 748 / 754 (50% / 50%)
Minority
Undergraduate: 4,128 17.7%
Graduate: 1,152 17.9%
First Professional: 236 15.7%
African American
Undergraduate: 2,511 10.8%
Graduate: 849 13.2%
First Professional: 106 7.1%
Residency (Legal Residency)
Out-of-State 36%
In-State 64%
New Freshmen
Applicants: 23,429
Accepted: 14,199
Enrolled: 4,625
Transfers
Applicants: 4,481
Accepted: 2,501
Enrolled: 1,771
Deadlines
Admissions (Undergraduate): Priority: December 1
Financial Aid Priority: April 1
Retention  
87% of freshmen continue to their sophomore year
72% 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)
$10,488 In-State (approx.)
$27,644 Out-of-State (approx.)
Room & Board  
Academic Year $8,459 (approx.)
Library  
Volumes:
4,459,841
Microforms:
5,537,847
Periodicals:
78,061
Computers:
500+
SAT Score Range of New Freshmen
Verbal: 340-800 (Avg.: 591)
Math: 390-800 (Avg.: 608)
Greek
Fraternities: 22
Sororities: 16
Undergraduate Greek population: 21%
Top 3 Undergraduate Majors by Degrees Awarded  
Experimental Psychology
Integrated IT
Biological Sciences
Schools/Colleges 14  
Majors
Associates: 1  
Bachelors: 85
Masters: 111
Doctoral: 64
First Professional: 3
Degrees Awarded (FY 2011-12)  
Total
African American
Associates:
7
2
Bachelors:
4,556
502
Masters*:
1,908
231
Doctoral:
279
22
First Professional:
395
23
*Includes Certificates and Specialists
Faculty: (IPEDS EAP)*
Full-Time: 1,620
Part-Time: 745
Staff**: 3,667
* Includes School of Medicine
** Excludes student employees
Faculty Degrees (Ranked Only)
Ph.D. 84.5%
M.D. 1.1%
LLM 0.4%
JD or LLB 3.0%
Masters 10.4%
Bachelors 0.3%
Financial Aid  
Undergrad. Students Receiving Aid:
96% of New Freshmen received some form of financial aid
87% of Continuing Students received some form of financial aid