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University of South Carolina--Columbia

Columbia, SC
Campus Life and Facilities

Carolina Students Say...

USC’s “historic southern vibe and lovely campus” make it a wonderful place to spend four years. Despite the school’s considerable size, “students can find their niche in more than 400 organizations” on campus. Many undergraduates are “heavily involved in Greek life,” but “there are tons of... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

United States

Phone: 803-777-7700

Fax: 803-777-0101

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
36%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Men's dorms Special housing for international students Women's dorms Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for married students Apartments for single students Wellness Housing

Other Housing Options:

Honors, Wellness, Residential College, Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, French, Spanish, Journalism, Engineering, Athletic, Music, Global, Common Courses Programs and Environmentally Friendly

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Glee Club International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Speakers Forum Student Film Society Student Union Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
387
Number of Honor Societies
28
Number of Social Sororities
16
Number of Religious Organizations
31

Sports

Athletic Division :Division I Men's Sports Team Name :Fighting Gamecocks Women's Sports Team Name :Fighting Gamecocks Team Mascot :Cocky
# of sports for women, varsity
12
# of sports for men, varsity
11

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving EquestrianSports Golf Racquetball Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball Diving Football Golf Racquetball Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor

Student Services

Other Services
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://www.sa.sc.edu/omsa/become-a-safe-zone-allyrequest-a-presentation/
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://www.sa.sc.edu/omsa/

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 26 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 75.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: No Student Web Pages Provided: No Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 94% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Dell, Apple Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: No Special Facilities: Art gallery, movie theater, McKissick Museum, South Caroliniana Library, Melton Observatory, Gibbes Planetarium, Melton Observatory, Filtration Research Engineering Demonstration Unit, Belser Arboretum, A.C. Moore Gardens.
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Navy ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    82
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    90
  • Green Rating:
    96
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    94%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    36%
  • # of Organizations:
    387
  • # of Honor Societies:
    28
  • # of Social Sororities:
    16
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    22
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    31
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