South Carolina’s Flagship University
With nearly 46,000 students on eight campuses, the University of South Carolina is a leader in improving the lives of individuals in South Carolina and around the world.
A Capital Campus in Columbia
More than 30,500 students are enrolled at the university’s historic campus in Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.
Recognized for Research Excellence
Carolina is the only university in the state to receive the Carnegie Foundation’s designation as an institution of “very high research activity.” NOV 2011
Top-Flight Academics at an Affordable Cost
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked the University of South Carolina No. 42 among public universities in the nation in its 2011 list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.” NOV 2011
Recognized For Community Engagement
Carolina is one of only 35 public universities to be named a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation and a leader in providing programs that benefit and engage communities.
Tops in International Business
The Darla Moore School of Business’ undergraduate program in international business ranked is No. 1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Ranked Nationally as a Best Value
The Princeton Review’s “100 Best Value Colleges for 2011” list recognized USC as one of the 50 “best value” public universities— the only S.C. institution to make the list.
University of South Carolina students have won nearly 540 prestigious national scholarship and fellowship awards in the past 17 years, earning more than $15 million for advanced study.
Commitment to Undergraduate Research
Through the Magellan Scholar Program, the university has awarded more than $1.6 million to 600 undergraduates engaged in faculty-mentored research since 2006.
Students can choose from 319 degree programs in 14 colleges and schools at USC’s Columbia campus.
The Right Choice
University Specialty Clinics, part of USC’s School of Medicine, is the largest integrated health care group in the Midlands, with more than 200 faculty physicians providing comprehensive care to more than 175,000 South Carolinians each year.
The Sounds of Success
The University of South Carolina’s School of Music is one of the top 25 public university music schools in the nation.
A Leader in Programming for Freshmen
University 101 earned Carolina a spot as one of the best first-year experiences in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2010 “America’s Best Colleges Guide.” NOV 2011
A Standout in Arts Education
USC is the only school in South Carolina that offers an MFA in theater, the highest degree possible in the fields of design and performance.
Providing Health Care Training for the State
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville will open its doors in fall 2012 as a four-year medical education program.
Hatching New Jobs
The University’s Technology Incubator has graduated 27 companies, creating more than 720 jobs. Carolina is among the nation’s leaders in creating start-up companies based on faculty-developed intellectual property.
Read All About It
Cocky’s Reading Express, the university’s award winning literacy program, has given thousands of books to children across the Palmetto State.