About University of South Carolina

In the heart of South Carolina, U.S.A., the University of South Carolina is a major research university where students prepare to be tomorrow’s leaders, creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers.

The Palmetto State established South Carolina College — the precursor to the University of South Carolina — on Dec. 19, 1801, as part of an effort to unite South Carolinians in the wake of the American Revolution. South Carolina's leaders saw the new college as a way to promote "the good order and harmony" of the state.

The founding of South Carolina College was also a part of the Southern public college movement spurred by Thomas Jefferson. Within 20 years of one another, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia established state-supported colleges.

In the antebellum era, the Palmetto State generously supported South Carolina College. The institution featured a cosmopolitan faculty, including such noted European scholars as Francis Lieber and Thomas Cooper, as well as renowned American scholars John and Joseph LeConte. Offering a traditional classical curriculum, South Carolina College became one of the most influential colleges in the South before 1861, earning a reputation as the training ground for South Carolina's antebellum elite.

Why studying at University of South Carolina

With eight campuses and 19 locations across the state, the University of South Carolina system cultivates successful leaders, new generations of bold thinkers and committed problem solvers through both on-campus and online degree programs. They are driven to build healthier, more educated communities, inspiring a better way of life for the state of South Carolina and beyond.

Faculties and Schools

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


  • USC Columbia :
    Columbia, SC 29208, USA

  • USC Aiken :
    471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801, USA

  • USC Beaufort :
    801 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

  • USC Upstate :
    800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

  • USC Lancaster :
    476 Hubbard Dr, Lancaster, SC 29720, USA

  • USC Salkehatchie :
    465 James Brandt Blvd, Allendale, SC 29810, USA

  • USC Sumter :
    200 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC 29150, USA

  • USC Union :
    309 E Academy St, Union, SC 29379, USA

  • Financials

  • Application Fee : $65
  • Tuition fees (Estimated) :
  • Undergraduate : $32,000 - $39,000
  • Postgraduate (Coursework) : $32,000 - $39,000
  • Postgraduate (Research) : $32,000 - $39,000

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