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University of South Carolina Rankings & Review


Seal of South Carolina University
Official Seal of the University of South Carolina, founded in 1801.

The university seal for USC includes its motto, which in Latin reads, ” Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros.” Translated to English it means, “Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel.”

The Basics

Location Columbia, South Carolina
Official Website South Carolina
Nickname Gamecocks
School Colors Garnet & Black
Athletic Conference Southeastern

RealRank Ranking Categories

Reputation Silver
Renown Platinum
Diversity Success Platinum
Sports Renown Gold
Tuition Profile Public university with low tuition for in-state residents of South Carolina and medium-high for out of state residents.
Endowment Bronze
Alumni Engagement Gold

Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;

Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.

Academic Profile

Academic Range Well-Rounded
Professional Schools:
Architecture No
Business Yes
Dental No
Engineering Yes
Law Yes
Medical Yes
Nursing Yes
Veterinary Medicine No
Core Science Breadth Yes
Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth Yes
Agriculture No
Human Sciences / Education Yes
Public Health / Urban Policy Yes



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