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The University of South Carolina - Columbia

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)

SC-Columbia Address

General info:(803) 777-7000
Financial aid office:(803) 777-8134
Admissions office:(803) 777-7700University Homepage

Tuition + SC-Columbia Housing (2013-2014)

Meals Per Week:21

Undergrad Application Fee: $50
Grad Application Fee:$50

Tuition Alternatives:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:6,838
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 25,055
# of Grad students: 9,615
# of Part time: 45
Total Students: 34,670




American Indian



Pacific Islander




Financial Aid

88% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,105

53% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $5,280

63% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $4,036

47% receive student loans and the average amount is $7,000Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs

MD Medical Program
Pharmacy Program
Law Program
Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

61% men vs 60% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:9,991
Women Applicants:13,438
Men Admitted:6,134
Women Admitted:8,065

Student Services

Library On Campus
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus


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