University of South Carolina- Columbia

The University of South Carolina offers 300 degree programs, covering disciplines ranging from the arts and sciences to engineering, business to education, medicine to journalism. It has been categorized as a university offering very high research activity and community engagement.

Following are the key university pointers:-

MottoEmollit mores nec sinit esse feros ( Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel)

Founding Year  and Accreditation:  USC was established in 1801. It was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 2011.  

Location:  Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

UG Student Intake :  25,254 undergraduates enrolled.

Rankings:  Ranks 107th among the National Universities. Its undergraduate international business program has been ranked 1 for 13 consecutive years.

Campus:  Spanned across 359 acres in downtown Columbia, USC campus serves as the hub for many of the university’s research initiatives. It has over 6,200 on-campus housing units.

Popular Disciplines: The most popular majors at University of South Carolina include: Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences, Biology, General, Research and Experimental Psychology and Finance and Financial Management Services.

Opportunities:  Columbia is the headquarters of numerous state and regional businesses and the seat of state government, so internship and employment opportunities abound. USC offers opportunities in the fields of engineering, project management, research, consulting and business development in some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

Notable Alumni : 270,000 proud alumni living around the world, few notable ones being Ronnie Bass (American footballer), Rita Cosby (Television news anchor, radio host, and best selling author), Bob McNair ( CEO of Houston Texans).

Uni Trivia : 

1)  USC houses the largest Ernest Hemingway collection in the world.

2) The university operates a transit system under Parking Services called Carolina Shuttle (formerly ShuttleCock),operating  Monday – Friday with 7 routes and 14 buses including converted buses that use more energy-efficient bio diesel.

3) The South Carolina coast—Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head—is only a 1.5 to 2 hour drive from the university.

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