University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC
4-year
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Majors offered at University of South Carolina-Columbia

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Public Health
Marketing

Academics at University of South Carolina-Columbia

1190-1360
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
25-30
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (63% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of South Carolina-Columbia Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of South Carolina-Columbia Students6%32%55%11%1%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%38%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of South Carolina-Columbia Students
23%
76%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of South Carolina-Columbia students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director78k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Software Developer73k
Software Engineer70k
Marketing Manager70k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Financial Analyst59k
Based on 22,659 student responses
51.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
89.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Carolina-Columbia financial aid

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Student reviews of University of South Carolina-Columbia

by Bold.org students

4.3

5

4

3

2

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Recommended by

97% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Close to activities in a city
Welcoming student body
Jack Bingham
Music
Dungeons And Dragons
Scuba Diving

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I've always been thrilled with how available my professors have been to talk about class material - I've even continued relationships with several professors of mine outside of class!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The advisors constantly shuffle around. I would map out your own schedule at the beginning of your four years, inform your advisors of your plan, and stick to it as much as possible, because the advisors aren't much help, in my experience.

Savannah Jefferson
Photography and Photo Editing
Writing
Poetry
JROTC + 2 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

So far as a freshman my experience hasn't been the best making relationships and all but academically UofSC is a great choice. I definitely recommend anyone who is looking to study with a business major because the college of Darla Moores business school is ranked #1. The teachers seem to be very helpful and lots of opportunities for work and connections are here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Criminal justice program

Shanice Bostic
Nursing
Volleyball
Basketball
Health Sciences

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

USC is a very community build area, although it is big it feels like home. Academically wise, the education is great with professors giving one on one help as well as efficient teaching, Lots of daily interactive activities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Personally, I don't have any negative comments about USC at the time.

Sophie Henry
Hiking And Backpacking
Research
French
Viola + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Almost every professor I've had, especially in the science department, has been engaging and I have learned a lot from them all. I really enjoy the small class size that's available in honors-level courses as well as upper-level courses, but it is easy to find small class sizes for non-honors sections if you put a little work in. The football and social life at USC is great and can't be beaten!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't agree with a lot of the administrations' policies surrounding housing and diversity and inclusion. I think that other universities handle racial disparities and sexual abuse allegations better than USC has since I've been here. I also think that while the academics here are good, I could also be challenged more.

Simon Talluri
Photography and Photo Editing
Movies And Film
Basketball
Football + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

UofSC is a place where students not only come to get higher education but also improve themselves. From the fitness centers to the meditation rooms, to the career center, there are so many available resources for students to go out and enjoy. The activities in the city are a huge plus as well.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you do decide to come to UofSC these are some tips that will help your experience quite a bit. First, the campus is huge! Sometimes you will have to walk close to a mile in 20 minutes, make sure you choose where your classes are wisely. Second, always carry an umbrella on you. It will rain out of nowhere in Columbia. Third, reach out and talk to your professors, you will benefit from this heavy. Lastly, make sure you get involved in clubs and activities!

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I recommend USC if you are looking for more of a real college experience. It is very much whatever you make it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Advisement is not always easy or super helpful.

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