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University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
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Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina (USC) is located in the heart of South Carolina - the city of Columbia which is a modern city where stately buildings buzzing with new businesses intertwine with centuries-old sites. Fed by university and capital city communities, this city surrounded by natural beauty is an ideal place to study. Here you will find exciting culture, internship opportunities, international food, and more.

  • Home to 133,000 people, for small-town friendliness yet big-city fun
  • Weather includes mild winters and very hot summers
  • #3 Best College Town according to Livability.com
  • South Carolina is ranked #5 in the U.S. for globalization
  • Top 5 industries: Healthcare, insurance, eco-friendly energy, transportation and research
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport has nonstop flights to 15 international destinations

USC offers world-class academics in a friendly, welcoming environment that sets you up for success and makes your transition as easy and productive as possible through the International Accelerator Program. 

Acceptance Rate
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International Students
Male-Female Ratio
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QS Ranking 701-750
Times Higher Education 501-600
ARWU 223
Webometrics --
QS Ranking

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.

THE Ranking

THE (Times Higher Education) has been providing trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, academics, university leaders, governments and industry, since 2004. We create university rankings to assess university performance on the global stage and to provide a resource for readers to understand the different missions and successes of higher education institutions.

Shanghai Ranking

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis

Webometrics Ranking

The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. CSIC is among the first basic research organizations in Europe. The CSIC consisted in 2006 of 126 centers and institutes distributed throughout Spain.

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Founding year 1801
Institution Type Public University
Partnered Yes
Scholarships available Yes
Application Fees USD 0
Tuition Fees USD 13,000 - USD 40,977
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QS Ranking 701-750
THE Ranking 501-600
ARWU Ranking 223
Webometrics Ranking
Location Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Acceptance Rate --%
Male-Female Ratio 55:45
Student-Teacher Ratio 39:250
International Students 5
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