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University of South Carolina

South Carolina, United States

# 270 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
10 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
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About University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina (also known as USC or SC) is a public institution that was founded in 1801 which located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, with 7 surrounding satellite campuses. The Columbia campus is the flagship location of the University of South Carolina system, and the school runs a variety of research centers, including Center for GIS and Remote Sensing, the Center for Colon Cancer Research, and the Center for Digital Humanities.

The University of South Carolina consists several colleges and schools including College of Arts and Sciences, Moore School of Business, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, College of Education, College of Nursing, Arnold School of Public Health, School of Music, College of Social Work, Collegeof Pharmacy, School of Law, School of Medicine, and The Graduate School.

The most popular majors at University of South Carolina include: Business Administration, Management and Operations; Research and Experimental Psychology; Biology, General; Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing; and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.

USC is one of 62 public and 32 private research institutions and the only university in South Carolina classified a research institution of "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its research and engagement, has received a Top-10 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for being "most promising and innovative," and for decades has received annual recognition for its prestigious undergraduate and graduate International Business programs.



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Every residence hall environment at the University of South Carolina is considered to be a learning-enhancing community. Living and Learning Communities are an integral part of the university experience, providing students with the opportunity to live in an environment that promotes diversity, embraces excellence, encourages insightful faculty-student interaction and works to develop a strong sense of community.

University Housing offers 19 unique Living Learning Community options available to all students living on campus. Students can apply for one of these communities based off of their academic or personal interests. All communities pages provide details on how to become involved in that community and what opportunities are available to residents in each community. Take some time to explore each community and decide which one will help you excel


With eight campuses across 18 locations, offering more than 450 degree programs on campus and online, the University of South Carolina system is uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs.

Carolina makes our local communities a priority, and the university is committed to a superior student experience and academic excellence for all of its students. Through scholarship programs such as the Gamecock Guarantee, flexible scheduling through On Your Time and online degrees through Palmetto College, we’re making higher education more accessible and affordable for South Carolinians.

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Our Columbia campus includes more than 6.1 million square feet of academic and research building space located within 480 acres of urban landscape. Our newest buildings are constructed to meet strict LEED certification standards while more than 70 university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The University of South Carolina Upstate, set in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte and just a few hours drive from the beaches and mountains

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