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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 48 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 190 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 85%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Verbal Score

700+8%
600-69935%
600+43%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69944%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2959%
24+77%

Students applied23,035
Students admitted14,844
Admission rate64%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate54%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$11,158
Fees$0
Room and board$9,410
Estimated book expense$1,008
Total cost$21,576

Cost after need-based aid$16,603
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,352

Average debt at graduation$25,711

Out of State

Tuition$29,440
Fees$0
Room and board$9,410
Estimated book expense$1,008
Total cost$39,858

Cost after need-based aid$34,885
Cost after non-need-based aid$33,634

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met73%
Average need-based aid$4,973
Average non-need-based aid$6,224

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment24,180

Full-Time

Men10,171
Women12,362

Part-Time

Men879
Women768

Freshmen retained88%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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