School Overview

University of South Carolina-Columbia is a Public, 4 years college located in Columbia, South Carolina. South Carolina ranked 169th in National Universities and 4th in South Carolina Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 35,470 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. South Carolina's acceptance rate is 61.56% last year (undergraduate school).
University of South Carolina-Columbia is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
AddressColumbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of University of South Carolina-Columbia is 61.56% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 23.85%. The application fees are $65 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate61.56 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.85 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

South Carolina's 2022 tuition & fees is $12,688 for South Carolina residents and $33,928 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $14,134 for South Carolina residents and $30,160 for out-of-students.
South Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$12,688$33,928
Graduate Tuition & Fees$14,134$30,160
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 35,470 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 17,648 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. South Carolina has 27,271 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 8,199 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students35,470
Undergraduate Students27,271
Graduate Students8,199
Online Enrollment17,648

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs294 Programs
Number of online programs7 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification