University of South Carolina-Columbia Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina-Columbia is one of the best universities in the state of South Carolina. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of South Carolina-Columbia in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of South Carolina-Columbia.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, University of South Carolina-Columbia is often abbreviated as USCC.

Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-7700
Web site:

Rankings: University of South Carolina–Columbia

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 110
Score: 38
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.9
Graduation and retention ranking: 114
Average freshman retention rate: 85.8%
6-year graduation rate: 67.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 62%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 5
Faculty resources ranking: 128
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 46.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 10.4%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 18:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 87.7%
Student selectivity ranking: 100
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1090-1280
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 69%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 58.5%
Financial resources rank: 156
Alumni giving rank: 50
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 19.6%

University of South Carolina-Columbia History

Essential Facts: University of South Carolina–Columbia

  • The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina.
  • University of South Carolina is ranked No. 96 (tie) in Best Law Schools. See how this school scored on the key indicators used in the rankings.
  • The most popular graduate school programs at University of South Carolina are Social Work, Business, and Law. 30% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 36%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 14%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 19%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 70%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 80%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook