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University of South Carolina--Columbia

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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 academic, sports, and community service groups to get invol... 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


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 82
Fire Safety Rating: 88
Green Rating: 98
Environment:City (population 75,000 - 299,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 444.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.les.sc.edu/annualsecurityreport/index%2...

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 36.00
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

Honors, Wellness, Residential College, Pre-Medical, Pre-Law, French, Spanish, Journalism, Engineering, Athletic, Music, Global, Common Courses Programs and Environmentally Friendly
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:387
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
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
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:28
Number of Social Sororities:16
    % of women who join:28%
Number of Social Fraternities:22
% of men who join: 13
Number of Religious Organizations:31
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Minority Support Groups: Yes
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Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Fighting Gamecocks
Women's Sports Team Name:Fighting Gamecocks
Team Mascot:Cocky
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Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Navy ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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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: 94.00
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.
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