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University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research, and community engagement.

  • #104 National UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #1 in First-Year Experiences (public schools)U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Undergraduate Degrees

UofSC offers 350+ degree programs and is one of only 40 public universities to receive Carnegie Classifications for both top-tier research activity and community engagement.

  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • Darla Moore School of Business
  • Arnold School of Public Health
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • College of Information and Communications
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Social Work
  • South Carolina Honors College
  • School of Music

Life in Columbia, South Carolina

As the capital of South Carolina, Columbia offers big-city opportunities with a touch of small-town Southern charm.

Student Services

We provide a full suite of support services & programs to our international applicants.

  1. Student Visa & Pre-Arrival

    Need help with your F-1 student visa?

  2. Campus Transition

    Airport welcome, campus tour & more

  3. Career Development

    Develop your professional skills, get an internship, and launch your career.

Important Dates

Summer 2020

Application Deadline

April 24, 2020

Payment Deadline

May 12, 2020

Move-in Date

May 26, 2020

Program Start Date

May 27, 2020

Tuition & Cost

Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, campus location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and our Career Accelerator Program — are included with tuition.


Typical cost for two semesters











Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by country, program, and graduate level. Select your country to get started.

Admission Forms & More

Click the link below to find school specific admissions forms, guidebooks, and flyers.

University of South Carolina


  • #104 National Universities
  • 34,795 total enrollment
  • 5.2% international students
  • Mid-size southern city

USC International Accelerator Program

There are 16 days left to apply.

Deadline April 24, 2020

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