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Experience South Carolina
There's no boundary to all you can accomplish here. From campus classrooms to study abroad experiences, you’ll grow in leaps and bounds at South Carolina.
Join an unrivaled campus setting built upon more than 200 years of history and tradition.
Access leading-edge research and technology at a global leader in first-year education.
Pursue an education inspired by the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers.
Learn nestled in the heart of Columbia, a thriving metropolis that’s just the right size. Move from classrooms into research labs, workspaces and experiential learning opportunities that explore what you’re learning in real time. When you’re not busy studying, enjoy our community’s thriving outdoor scene, city life, culture, local events and so much more.
Create your place.
Whether you choose to bunk near the Horseshoe or in an engaging living and learning community, you’ll feel at home at South Carolina in no time. Find your niche among affordable options that keep your budget in check.Living Here
Dine here or there.
Satisfy your cravings at more than 30 campus dining options. Find meals to fuel your life from grab-and-go and all-you-care-to-eat to plant-based or campus food trucks. Or use your CarolinaCash to dine at local participating off-campus restaurants.Dining
Find your community.
Every student, faculty and staff member has a unique perspective that matters. Connect with fellow members of our campus community to learn, strengthen and grow.Diversity and Inclusion
Volunteer for a nonprofit. Play club sports. Go Greek. Lead a student organization. Whatever your passion, you can pursue it here. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing, but one thing’s certain: you’ll find interests that fit who you are and want to become.
Clubs and Organizations
Choose from more than 500 interest-based student organizations. If you don’t find a club you like, create a new one!
Arts and Entertainment
Love live music? Enjoy art and culture? Movie buff? Satisfy any cultural interest or curiosity on campus and around town.
Sports and Outdoors
Catch a fitness class or an out-of-town trip into the great outdoors. Unwind in ways that feed your heart and soul.
See the world.
Immerse yourself in different cultures, their history and engaging experiences that broaden your perspective both abroad and at home. Learn globally through full semesters, Maymesters and short trips that turn the world into your classroom.Study Abroad
Reach Your Goals
The real focus of your time at South Carolina? Academics. Our resources set the stage for academic excellence and can help you get back on track if you land on uncharted ground. Whether through on-demand videos or face-to-face counseling, we’ll be here for you.
Beyond the Classroom
Practicing what you’re learning is invaluable. That’s why students at South Carolina have access to a universe of meaningful learning options that expand knowledge as they cultivate professional and personal development.My USC Experience
The University of South Carolina is one of the nation’s leading, large-scale research enterprises. Our campus centers, labs and collectives are searching for answers in countless areas from ways to create healthier communities, develop new fuel cells, explore life on Earth and create advanced materials for an ever-evolving world.Research Opportunities