University of South Carolina
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Mass Communication and Information Studies, School of Music, School of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, College of Social Work
The University of South Carolina (USC) is located in the heart of Columbia, the state capital. USC welcomes 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries into its population of 20,500 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students. All students are enroled in one of 79 bachelor’s, 124 master’s, 63 doctoral, or three first-professional programs.
The University's unique research and innovation district, Innovista, offers many research and internship opportunities in the areas of nanotechnology, health sciences, alternative fuels, the environment, and information technologies. Columbia, a rapidly-growing city of 130,000 residents, experiences mild winters, warm springs and autumns, and rather hot and humid summers.
The cost of living is well below the national average, and many cultural and entertainment options are within walking distance of campus. Charlotte, North Carolina, with a metropolitan population of 1.75 million and an international airport, is within 130 km. Charleston and the South Carolina coast are 175 km distant.