University of South Carolina
University in Columbia, South Carolina
|Motto||Emollit mores nec sinit esse feros (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Learning humanizes character and does not permit it to be cruel|
Flagship state university
|Established||February 2, 1801 (1801-02-02)|
|University of South Carolina System|
|Endowment||$788.3 million (2019)|
|Provost||William F. Tate IV|
|Campus||Urban, 359 acres (145 ha)|
|Colors||Garnet and Black|
|NCAA Division I – SEC|
The University of South Carolina (USC, UofSC, SC, or simply Carolina) is a public research university in Columbia, South Carolina. It has seven satellite campuses throughout the state and its main campus covers over 359 acres (145 ha) in downtown Columbia not far from the South Carolina State House. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity". It also houses the largest collection of Robert Burns and Scottish literature materials outside Scotland, and the world's largest Ernest Hemingway collection.
Founded in 1801 as South Carolina College, Columbia is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina System and offers more than 350 programs of study, leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. The university has a total enrollment of approximately 52,000 students, with over 35,000 on the main Columbia campus as of fall 2019, making it the largest university in South Carolina. USC also has several thousand future students in feeder programs at surrounding technical colleges. Professional schools on the Columbia campus include business, engineering, law, medicine, pharmacy, and social work.
- Green, Edwin Luther. “The Third South Carolina College, 1891-1906.” History of the University of South Carolina. The State Co., 1916, https://archive.org/details/historyofunivers00greerich/page/120/mode/2up.
- As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
- "About The University of South Carolina" (PDF). University of South Carolina. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Colors – Communications and Public Affairs | University of South Carolina". Retrieved July 16, 2019.
- "Institutional Profile: University of South Carolina-Columbia". Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Burns scholar Roy honored by University of Glasgow". University of South Carolina. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
- Baity, Caroline (September 27, 2012). "After 2,000-piece acquisition, USC now has world's largest Hemingway collection". Daily Gamecock. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
- "Official Enrollment Report – Fall 2019" (PDF). Ipr.sc.edu. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
Columbia, South Carolina
Capital of South Carolina
Five Points (Columbia, South Carolina)
area of Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Darla Moore School of Business
School of the University of South Carolina
South Carolina House of Representatives
Lower house of the General Assembly of the U.S. state of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Public University in Columbia, South Carolina
College radio station at the University of South Carolina in Columbia
Arena in Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia Film Society
South Carolina State House
United States historic place
Koger Center for the Arts
performing arts center on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Explore nearby popular places
Real-time, up-to-date listings for the best in music, sports, theatre and family events.Find Events
Find webcams around this location