University of South Carolina at ColumbiaSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Columbia, South Carolina Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$12,688

Avg in-state tuition

$33,928

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of South Carolina at Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina, is home to the University of South Carolina — a public university with about 35,000 annual enrollees. The school has an acceptance rate of 69% and a graduation rate of 77%. UofSC offers more than 300 undergraduate majors and over 250 graduate programs, including 50 online study options. UofSC's campus is home to over 120 research centers and institutes. The school also hosts more than 50 student organizations and clubs and numerous recreational facilities.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

69% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 69%

Retention Rate 89%

Graduation Rate 77%

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1180-1370

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-31

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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55%

Female Student Population

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

35k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

73%

Black

9%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

18% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

18%

State Grant Aid

50%

Institution Grant Aid

68%

Pell Grant

18%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,192
State Grant Aid $5,609
Institution Grant Aid $2,836
Pell Grant Aid $4,727
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.