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University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina


No matter where they are from, our graduates are the next generation of citizens ready to create a healthier, smarter and more vibrant way of life. You’ve come this far. There are no limits to where you’ll go from here.

Warm Southern hospitality. Innovative academic programs. Beautiful campus buildings with old-world charm. Comfortable living spaces. You want a college education full of new experiences, challenging courses and friendly faculty. You're ready for something different that feels like home — something big that feels small. That's the successful mix you'll find at the University of South Carolina. Located in the heart of the state of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina is a major research university where students prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders, creative problem solvers, and innovative thinkers. The University of South Carolina's location gives you access to world-class artistic, cultural and entertainment events, as well as extensive internship sites in business, healthcare, manufacturing, and government. In the Columbia metro area, you'll find NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates; hospitals, pharmaceutical and insurance companies; non-profits, web development firms, law offices, advertising agencies and international corporations such as Citibank, Honeywell, International Paper, Trane, Michelin, Pirelli Cables and Bose, among others who welcome you to gain hands-on professional experience. Within walking distance of campus, you can sample great restaurants like Groucho's or Yesterday's, along with nightlife and fun boutiques and shops in the Five Points area. Cool Beans, a locally-owned coffee spot, often serves as a late-night study hangout. Or, try the high-end galleries and eateries throughout the Congaree Vista. Sample our theatres, movie houses, neighborhood festivals, farmers markets, open-air concerts, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens, public sculpture areas, art galleries and museums. Then try outdoor adventures like kayaking, fishing or canoeing on Columbia's three rivers and walking, running, biking or hiking in our parks and greenways. The University of South Carolina is

  • Founded in 1801
  • 32,971 total students
  • 270,000 proud alumni living around the world
  • Students from all 50 states and 100+ countries
  • #52 Top Public University
    (U.S. News and World Report, 2016)
  • 47 Nationally ranked programs
  • #1 Undergraduate international business program
    (U.S. News and World Report, 2016)
  • #43 Best Undergraduate Business Programs(
    U.S. News and World Report, 2016)

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    1705 College Street, 7th Floor Columbia, SC 29208, 29208, Columbia