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Campus & Student Life at University of South Carolina - Columbia

Home to about 27,271 undergraduates in 2020, UofSC is a very large, public university located in Columbia, South Carolina. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, UofSC offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by UofSC can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our UofSC Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

UofSC Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at UofSC. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit UofSC Disability Services.

UofSC for the Military

While not a "service academy", UofSC does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit UofSC Veteran Services . For more information, check out our UofSC for Veterans Guide.

UofSC offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, UofSC does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of South Carolina - Columbia

UofSC offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of South Carolina - Columbia

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of South Carolina - Columbia

UofSC has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 27,271 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 26,174 (96.0%). Part-time attendance was 1,097 (4.0%).


University of South Carolina - Columbia is Ranked #395 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, UofSC receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank UofSC #395 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at University of South Carolina - Columbia

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at UofSC by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the UofSC Diversity Guide.

University of South Carolina - Columbia Competes in the NCAA

UofSC has a total of 691 student athletes, 320 men and 371 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$87,608,352
Total Expenses (all teams)$87,073,273

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of South Carolina - Columbia Athletics

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