University of South Carolina
#311 Overall Influence#1388 Desirability Rank

University of South Carolina

University in Columbia, South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina. It has seven satellite campuses throughout the state and its main campus covers over in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House. The university is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity”. It also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside Scotland, and the world’s largest Ernest Hemingway collection.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

30,889

Acceptance

63%

Graduation Rate

73%

Median SAT Score

1275

Median ACT Score

27

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$12,216

Fees (in-state)

$400

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$53,900

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

31K

Under-Grads

27K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Columbia-Campus, Columbia SC 29208

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

55 per 100k

Violent Crime

8 per 100k

What is University of South Carolina known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#82 World Rank #25 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#166 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Law
#192 World Rank #108 USA Rank
History
#218 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Medical
#309 World Rank #111 USA Rank
Chemistry
#249 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Sociology
#162 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Business
#215 World Rank #121 USA Rank
Political Science
#259 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Anthropology
#220 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Education
#178 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Communications
#340 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Engineering
#211 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Nursing
#360 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Biology
#280 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Social Work
#472 World Rank #179 USA Rank
Economics
#244 World Rank #181 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#560 World Rank #219 USA Rank
Literature
#625 World Rank #221 USA Rank
Mathematics
#740 World Rank #223 USA Rank
Physics
#502 World Rank #247 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#497 World Rank #252 USA Rank
Psychology
#907 World Rank #353 USA Rank
Computer Science

Influential People

Who are University of South Carolina's Most influential alumni?

University of South Carolina's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Earth Sciences, Business, and Law. University of South Carolina’s most academically influential people include Jasper Johns, Wade Hampton III, and John B. Floyd.

Jasper Johns

American artist

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Wade Hampton III
Wade Hampton III

American soldier and politician

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John B. Floyd
John B. Floyd

American politician

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James Henry Hammond
James Henry Hammond

Governor of South Carolina, South Carolina politician

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Joseph Takahashi

American medical investigator

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Jack Weatherford
Jack Weatherford

American anthropologist

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Lee Atwater
Lee Atwater

American political consultant and strategist

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James Marion Sims
James Marion Sims

American physician and gynecologist

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Robert F. Furchgott
Robert F. Furchgott

American biochemist

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Joseph Bernardin
Joseph Bernardin

Catholic cardinal

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C P Rajendran

Indian geologist

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Darla Moore

American banker

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