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Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Analytics

USC Columbia
New Freshmen Profile (Fall 2016)


Application Information
# of Applicants: 25,057
# Admitted: 17,073
# Enrolled: 5,110
General Information
Males: 2,346 45.91%
Females: 2,764 54.09%
High School Representation
# of SC High Schools Represented: 210
# Who Attended High Schools Out-of-State: 2,785
State Representation (Top 10)
South Carolina  46.79%
North Carolina  9.53%
New Jersey  5.28%
Virginia  5.21%
Maryland  4.87%
Georgia  4.83%
Pennsylvania  3.86%
New York  2.84%
Massachusetts  2.64%
Ohio  2.29%
Foreign Country Representation
# of Students 84 1.64%
Foreign Countries Represented
Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea (Republic of), Lithuania, Liberia, Oman, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Ethnic Diversity
Non-Resident Alien 62 1.21%
African American 255 4.99%
American Indian 5 0.10%
Asian 148 2.90%
Hispanic 218 4.27%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 7 0.14%
White 4,204 82.27%
Two or More Races 170 3.33%
Unknown 41 0.80%
Academic Achievement
High School Rank
Top 10% 17.57%
2nd Tenth 14.27%
3rd Tenth 10.20%
4th Tenth 7.05%
5th Tenth 4.31%
6th Tenth 2.33%
7th Tenth 0.72%
Bottom 3 Tenths 31.39%
GED/Not Ranked 10.04%
Not Reported 2.13%