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University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Rating

Public

Type

37,510

Students

$33,528

Tuition

69%

Acceptance

#72

Ranking

Midsize City

Campus Setting

Columbia, SC

Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208

Rankings

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Cost

$33,928/Year
Above Average

University of South Carolina-Columbia

$33,928

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$50,069/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$43,538/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

69%Acceptance
Less Selective

University of South Carolina-Columbia

69%

National

69%
Sat

1180 - 1370

65% of students submit

Admissions Yield

29%

ACT

24 - 29

35% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$65

Students

28,022Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

5,849

Part-Time

5
Male

47%

In-state

83%

Female

53%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

4%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
6% Finance, General6% Business Administration and Management, General5% Marketing/Marketing Management, General83% Others

6% Finance, General

6% Business Administration and Management, General

5% Marketing/Marketing Management, General

83% Others

Finance, General

6%

557 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

6%

551 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

5%

457 Graduates

Public Health, Other

3%

317 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

3%

294 Graduates

Social Work

3%

279 Graduates

Management Science

3%

275 Graduates

Experimental Psychology

3%

265 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

1,972,913

Academic Spend per Student

$12,392

Full-time Retention Rate

88%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$38,000/Year

University of South Carolina-Columbia

$38,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$38,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$44,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

65%