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Best Values in Colleges

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University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)


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University of South Carolina is ranked 35 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 63%
Applicants who took ACT 37%

SAT Verbal Score

700+10%
600-69936%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+11%
600-69948%
600+59%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2960%
24+81%

Students applied23,429
Students admitted14,199
Admission rate61%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate53%
6-year graduation rate72%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,416
Fees$400
Room and board$8,909
Estimated book expense$994
Total cost$20,719

Cost after need-based aid$15,857
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,507

Average debt at graduation$25,022

Out of State

Tuition$28,128
Fees$400
Room and board$8,909
Estimated book expense$994
Total cost$38,431

Cost after need-based aid$33,569
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,219

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met74%
Average need-based aid$4,862
Average non-need-based aid$6,212

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment23,363

Full-Time

Men9,849
Women11,797

Part-Time

Men898
Women819

Freshmen retained87%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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