South Carolina at a Glance

Take a quick look at the University of South Carolina and you’ll find some pretty impressive numbers. We’re one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. According to national publications like Kiplinger’s Inc. and U.S. News and World Report, our programs stack up against the best in the nation and around the world. 

  • No. 1 Undergraduate International Business Program
  • No. 1 International MBA
  • No. 1 Best International Experience
  • Infographic: #1 Ph.D. Program in Exercise Science by the National Academy for Kinesiology
  • No. 3 in world for Sports Science: Public Health, Education and HRSM combined. By: Shanghai Ranking of World Universities
  • No. 1 Public University Honors College
  • 1 of only 32 public universities with both Research and Community Engagement designations from the Carnegie Foundation.
  • #22 public university for delivering work-ready graduates; Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2016
  • 9 Top 25 Graduate Programs
  • No. 4 Social Psychology Graduate Program
  • University 101 One of the nation’s best first-year experiences
  • A Best Value in Public Colleges as rated by Kiplinger's and Princeton Review
  • Only University awarding a designation for graduating with Leadership Distinction
  • Top 3 in the nation for number of African-American graduates
  • A Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students

Unless otherwise noted, rankings are from the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings release.