UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - [USC], COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - ADMISSION

Columbia, South CarolinaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1801Established Year
  34731Enrollment

University of South Carolina Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

University of South Carolina (USC) accepts admission in summer, spring and fall season. The University has a total of 34731 enrollments out of which 26362 are undergraduates and 8369 are enrolled in graduate and professional programs.

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of South Carolina had an acceptance rate of 63%. That indicates for every 100 students who applied, 63 students, were admitted, making USC admissions process somewhat competitive.

Points to keep in mind applying to USC -

  • Be sure to review all deadlines.
  • Review admissions requirements. 
  • The applicant should check the online application account frequently.
  • After applying, be sure to login into the credentials check, and send in any credentials (test scores, transcripts, etc.) that are required by the stated deadlines.
  • For international applicants, the International Student Services office will be an essential resource. The office helps in getting I-20 to off-campus international student trips in the region, also this office will assist the applicant throughout their studies.

Factors affecting admission in USC is -

  • Grade trends and test scores
  • Extraordinary personal circumstances, special talents, outstanding extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership skills

Highlights

Application FormUG – USC application/Coalition
Application PG – CollegeNET application/Graduate school application
Application FeeUG – 100 USD
Mode of paymentOnline via electronic check or credit card
Test scoresUG – ACT/SAT
PG – GMAT/GRE
Acceptance rate63%
Graduation rate75%
Intake SessionsSummer, Spring, Fall
Contact details for International studentsEmail – iss@sc.edu
Phone no. – 803-777-7461

Deadlines

International students should apply to the university at least nine months before the semester in which they plan to begin studies.

UndergraduateDates
Early answer application deadlineOctober 15
SpringNovember 1
Fall and summerDecember 1
GraduateVaries with program

University of South Carolina International Admissions

USC has 1,795 international students (during the fall of 2017) from 91 different countries.

Academic requirements – ACT/SAT, Official transcipts If the applicant has attended any school outside of the United States, then they must submit an official professional credentials evaluation. Undergraduate applicants must submit a document-by-document or course-by-course evaluation from a NACES (naces.org) approved company with the GPA included. An admissions decision will not be made until the evaluation and all transcripts are on file. International freshman applicants are eligible to be reviewed for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test scores.

Language Requirements

Undergraduate
TOEFL550 (PBT)
77 (iBT)
IELTS6.5
PTE53
Graduate
TOEFL570 (PBT)
80 (iBT)
IELTS6.5
PTE53

Visa requirements - U.S. government regulations require that applicants for F-1 or J-1 students visa provide evidence of financial resources sufficient to cover the expense of one year of study, including tuition and room and board. Work Opportunities - International students can work up to 20 hours on campus with an F-1 visa.

University of South Carolina Undergraduate Admissions

USC offers over 100 undergraduate programs to the students. Academic requirements - ACT/SAT, Official transcripts Admitted 2018 freshmen displayed a 25-30 midrange composite score on the ACT and a 1200-1350 midrange of total scores on the SAT. If the applicants have already taken the SAT or the ACT, make sure to have access to the scores. If the applicant plan to take the test in the future, make sure to mark the anticipated date on the admissions application.

University of South Carolina Graduate Admissions

University of South Carolina offers more than 240 graduate degree programs and certificates. Some completely independent from the Graduate School and have their own process of admission, including separate applications and fees.

Academic requirements – GMAT/GRE, Official transcripts Test requirements may vary from program to program.

Supporting documents – TOEFL/IELTS, Two or more letters of recommendation Many programs require personal statements, resumes, writing samples, audio files (recitals, auditions), art portfolios and/or licensure. The applicants should properly check the programs for further requirements. Popular Graduate Courses of University of South Carolina

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBADarla Moore School of BusinessMay 25, 2019100 USDGMAT/GRE Official Transcripts, Curriculum Vitae/Resume,
Two Letters of Recommendation,Statement of Purpose,
Interview (on invitation only), Two years of work experience required
TOEFL, IELTS, PTEA
MS in Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and ComputingFall - May 1
Spring - September 1
Summer - March 1
100 USDGRE, Written statement of intent, CV, Two letters of recommendationsTOEFL(iBT) - 80
TOEFL(PBT) - 570
IELTS - 6.5
MA in EconomicsDarla Moore School of BusinessFebruary 1100 USDGMAT/GRE, Two letters of recommendation, EssaysTOEFL, IELTS
MS in Computer EngineeringCollege of Engineering and ComputingFall - February 1
Spring - October 1
100 USDOfficial Transcripts, Official GRE Score, Two Letters of
Recommendation Curriculum Vitae/Resume Personal Statement
TOEFL, IELTS
MS in Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Engineering and ComputingFall - May 1
Spring - October 1
100 USDOfficial transcripts, GRE, Two letters of recommendationsTOEFL, IELTS

Admission to USC is competitive, not all candidates satisfying these minimum standards can be admitted. The applicant needs to exceed these requirements to get admission.

The university release the application dates on or before the week of December 12 for early decision candidates, however, students who are selected for secondary review will be issued their final admissions decision in the second week of March,

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