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University of South Carolina Moore School of Business

Columbia, SC
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GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, work experience, and essays are the most important elements of a graduate application portfolio. Depending on the competitiveness of the program to which the student is applying, the GMAT should be between 570 and 680, the TOEFL has a minimum...
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Applicants must submit an application, an application fee, official transcripts of post-secondary academic work, personal essays, letters of recommendation, and an official GMAT score report. International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores unless they are graduates of an American... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

1705 College Street

Columbia, SC 29208

United States

Phone: 803-777-4346

Fax: 803-777-0414


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:82
Average UGrad GPA:3.23
Average GMAT Score:658
GMAT Range (25-75%):640 - 680
Average Years of Work Experience:4
Total # of Applicants:359
Total # of Applicants Accepted:266
Total # Enrolled:221
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:05/15
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Early / Priority Application Deadline:11/15
Notification Date:01/15
Regular Application Deadline:05/01
Notification Date:06/08
Application Deadline Round 1:11/15
Notification Date Round 1:01/15
Application Deadline Round 2:02/15
Notification Date Round 2:03/15
Application Deadline Round 3:05/01
Notification Date Round 3:06/08
In-State Application Fee:$100
Out-of-State Application Fee:$100
International Applicant Application Fee:$100
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:Yes
Terms and Deadlines:Summer II, Fall, Spring
Early Decision Programs:Yes
Transfer Applicants Accepted:Yes
Transfer Admission Policy:Yes
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
Admissions Journal:
Moore School of Business is known for its expertise and experience in international business. Top-ranked in national and international surveys, Moore School's undergraduate and graduate programs offer students opportunities to learn and work in a global business environment. Moore School's International MBA has been the top-ranked international business program at a U.S. public university since 1989, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Wall Street Journal ranks the Moore School seventh in the world for international business. The Financial Times MBA 2007 report ranks the Moore School first among all schools worldwide on "international experience." Moore is the only U.S. school ranked in the top ten for "international experience" by its alumni. The University of South Carolina's international business faculty has been rated #1 in research productivity by the Journal of International Business Studies. Many other programs and departments, such as entrepreneurship, insurance, and management science, also receive high marks. The Moore School of Business is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In 1998, the university named its business school after South Carolina native and New York businesswoman Darla Moore, becoming the first comprehensive university to name its business school after a woman.
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Admissions Requirements
GMAT Score:Required
Essay / Personal Statement:Required
Undergraduate GPA:Required
Extracurricular Activities:Required
Letters of Recommendation:Required
Work Experience:Required
State Residency:Optional
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Very Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Considered
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Not Reported
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Admissions Requirements

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  • Average Ugrad GPA:
  • Average GMAT Score:
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    640 - 680
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  • Rolling Admission:
  • Application Deadline:
  • Application Fee: