University of South Carolina

public university Estd 1801
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
University of South Carolina

Established in the year 1801, the University of South Carolina (abbreviated as USC) is a public research-centric university in Columbia. Set up as South Carolina College, the institution officially began imparting education in 1805. Back then, the institution had just one building (now known as Rutledge College) housing an administrative office, academic spaces, residence hall and a chapel. It was in 1865 that the General Assembly granted it the university status and it got its current name. With sports affiliation from National Collegiate Athletic Association, 19 varsity teams of USC participate in the South-eastern Conference as Gamecocks.

USC has a beautiful 359-acre main campus in downtown Columbia and consists of state-of-the-art academic and administrative buildings, athletic facilities, university residences, dining points, parking areas, green spaces and pathways. Besides this, USC operates seven satellite campuses at different locations: Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union, Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate. Each of the campuses features excellent academic facilities such as modern classrooms, high-tech laboratories and lecture halls, to facilitate enhanced learning and research. The university libraries are the main source of information for learning, teaching and research. All the printed and digital resources are accessible by both students and the faculty. Other than this, the university provides free Wi-Fi and transportation services to the students. The student-run newspaper publication titled ‘The Daily Gamecock’, was founded in 1908 and is published during the spring semesters.

USC has nine colleges and six schools that offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a range of professional courses. The students can pursue programmes in arts, sciences, business, medicine, engineering, computing, law, nursing, music, information and communications, pharmacy, public health, social work, sports management, hospitality and education. The university facilitates research focused in areas like environment and sustainability, energy, advanced materials and health sciences. At present, the university has about 52,633 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries of the world. The total enrolment on Columbia campus alone is 35,364 students, out of which 25,237 are undergraduates and 8,487 postgraduates. The university has about 2,325 faculty members on the roll, 1,662 being on the main campus.

The university has a comprehensive list of alumni, which includes some notable names like Larry Kellner (Continental Airlines’ CEO), Rita Cosby (Emmy Award Winner), Richard Riley (Former Governor of South Carolina), Joe Wilson (US Representative), Henry McMaster (Present Governor of South Carolina), John B. Floyd (Governor of Virginia), Alex Molinaroli (CEO of Johnson Controls), Amanda Baker (Renowned actress), Mel Byars (Author and Journalist), Harry Dent (Economist), Ainsley Earhardt (Anchor for Fox News Weekend TV Program) and Amos Lee (Famous singer and songwriter).

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 305, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.9 Lakh

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Masters of International Business
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 13.4 Lakh

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One-Year MBA
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 21.6 Lakh

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MS in Engineering Management
  • Duration - 24 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 288, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 305, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 301, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 308, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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International MBA
  • Duration - 22 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 24.1 Lakh

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MS in Aerospace Engineering
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : 305, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 21.8 Lakh

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Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : 500, GRE : 300
  • Fees - INR 22.3 Lakh

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B.S. in Tourism Management
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 77
  • Fees - INR 24.6 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MEM - 1 CourseGRE - 288 & Above
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
MBA - 2 CoursesGMAT - Accepted
GRE - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
MIM - 4 CoursesGRE - 300 & Above
IELTS - 6-7
TOEFL - 77-100
MS - 16 CoursesGRE - 300-308
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 77-100
BBA - 7 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 77 & Above
PTE - 53 & Above
BSc - 7 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 77 & Above
PTE - 53 & Above
MEng - 1 CourseGRE - 305 & Above
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BHM - 2 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 77 & Above
PTE - 53 & Above
BE/Btech - 10 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 77 & Above
PTE - 53 & Above
Other Courses - 10 CoursesIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 77 & Above
PTE - 53 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for few courses
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Needed for few courses
CV - Needed for few courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 50 - 100
Type of deadlineDepends on course
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 1ˢᵗ May 2020 - 28ᵗʰ Feb 2021
Spring - 1ˢᵗ Oct 2020 - 15ᵗʰ Jul 2021
Summer - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2020

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MEM - 1 Course2 YearsINR 21.8L
USD 29,760
MBA - 2 Courses12 - 22 MonthsINR 21.6L - 24.1L
USD 29,520 - 32,936
MIM - 4 Courses0.8 - 2 YearsINR 13.4L - 22.7L
USD 18,360 - 30,930
MS - 16 Courses12 - 24 MonthsINR 21.8L - 27L
USD 29,760 - 36,834
BBA - 7 Courses4 YearsINR 24.6L - 24.7L
USD 33,528 - 33,736
BSc - 7 Courses4 YearsINR 24.6L - 25.3L
USD 33,528 - 34,568
MEng - 1 Course1.5 - 2 YearsINR 21.8L
USD 29,760
BHM - 2 Courses4 YearsINR 24.6L - 24.7L
USD 33,528 - 33,736
BE/Btech - 10 Courses4 YearsINR 24.6L - 25L
USD 33,528 - 34,152
Other Courses - 10 Courses4 YearsINR 24.6L - 25L
USD 33,528 - 34,152
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