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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
New Freshmen Profile (Fall 2015)


Application Information
# of Applicants: 25,736
# Admitted: 16,611
# Enrolled: 5,198
General Information
Males: 2,347 45.15%
Females: 2,851 54.85%
High School Representation
# of SC High Schools Represented: 211
# Who Attended High Schools Out-of-State: 2,664
State Representation (Top 10)
South Carolina  49.76%
North Carolina  8.85%
Virginia  5.29%
Maryland  4.75%
Georgia  4.19%
New Jersey  4.12%
Pennsylvania  3.37%
Massachusetts  2.64%
New York   2.31%
Ohio 2.21%
Foreign Country Representation
# of Students 36 0.69%
Foreign Countries Represented
Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Iceland, India, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam
Ethnic Diversity
Non-Resident Alien 63 1.21%
African American 302 5.81%
American Indian 10 0.19%
Asian 162 3.12%
Hispanic 213 4.10%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 7 0.13%
White 4,214 81.05%
Two or More Races 186 3.58%
Unknown 42 0.81%
Academic Achievement
High School Rank
Top 10% 20.52%
2nd Tenth 17.48%
3rd Tenth 12.02%
4th Tenth 8.31%
5th Tenth 5.37%
6th Tenth 2.71%
7th Tenth 1.38%
Bottom 3 Tenths 1.06%
Not Reported 31.14%