University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 197
Public Colleges Ranking: 47 (out of state)
Public Colleges Ranking: 40 (in state)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 47%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 53%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69957%
600+70%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69950%
600+65%

ACT Score

30-3627%
24-2959%
24+86%

Students applied26,019
Students admitted18,811
Admission rate72%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$12,216
Fees$400
Room and board$10,388
Estimated book expense$1,065
Total cost$24,069

Cost after need-based aid$18,880
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,483

Average debt at graduation$28,972

Out of State

Tuition$32,898
Fees$400
Room and board$10,388
Estimated book expense$1,065
Total cost$44,751

Cost after need-based aid$39,562
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,165

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met71%
Average need-based aid$5,189
Average non-need-based aid$6,586

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment26,362

Full-Time

Men11,614
Women13,629

Part-Time

Men594
Women525

Freshmen retained88%


# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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