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Why USC?  

The University of South Carolina is where you’ll prepare to be tomorrow’s creative problem solver who will lead
future generations to a healthier, smarter and more vibrant way of life. Just imagine where you’ll go from here.

Do you want to conduct research with top professors? Maybe you want to gain real-world experience with a summer internship or start a nonprofit to help others. You can do it at the University of South Carolina, just like the many
students who have come before you.

  • Easy Transition

    Simple admissions process and classes tailored to your academic and English-language level.

  • More Support

    Free airport pickup, greater attention in smaller classes and language and
    academic help.

  • Career Growth

    Professional development courses,
    internship assistance and greater
    cultural understanding.

The University of South Carolina

school-tower-40x46 Founded in 1801
 student-icon-40x46 33,772 total students
 graduation-cap-40x46 270,000 proud alumni living around the world
 globe-40x46 Students from all 50 states and 100+ countries
47 Nationally ranked programs
#49 Top Public University
(U.S. News and World Report, 2017)
#1 Undergraduate international business program
(U.S. News and World Report, 2017)
#48 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
(U.S. News and World Report, 2017)



Marva Smalls

Executive Vice President
at Nickelodeon


David A. King

Director of NASA’s Marshall
Space Flight Center


Glenn Tilton

Former Chairman, President
and CEO of United Airlines

Living in Columbia, South Carolina


The perfect mix. Columbia, South Carolina, boasts a unique blend of small-town friendliness and big-city attractions that is ideal for students. And the warmth goes beyond the weather; Columbia is a welcoming place full of citywide, community and neighborhood festivals, and, as the seat of state government and home to the headquarters of numerous state and regional businesses, internships and employment opportunities are plentiful.


“ I have always dreamed of studying in America, and now that dream has come true. Thanks to the help, attention and comfort provided by the staff, I have already integrated into campus life at USC. I know this was the right choice for me because I feel more empowered and I’m excited to be here! ”

— Anh, Vietnam