|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||6%|
|Student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Dormitory capacity||8,083 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
University of South Carolina-Columbia is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 25,057 applications and 17,073 students were granted admission. University of South Carolina-Columbia is at the #66 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 78% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 73% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1120 to 1300|
|ACT||25 to 30|
University of South Carolina-Columbia charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $30,482 and in-state students paid $11,054.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of University of South Carolina-Columbia's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,432
The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Carolina-Columbia in 2016-2017, was 2,283, which is 44% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,439 (which is 2.6% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, University of South Carolina-Columbia has enrolled a total of 34,099 students (30,271 students full-time and 3,828 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 34,099 students, 1,963 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 25,556 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 8,543 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 1,648 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 10%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of South Carolina-Columbia.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||20%||2,777||317|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||14%||2,002||364|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||7%||983|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||6%||840||0|
|Legal Professions And Studies||3%||390|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||2%||309|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||2%||226|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of South Carolina-Columbia full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of University of South Carolina-Columbia graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,600. Last year, out of the total 5,304 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,986 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,744 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,227 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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