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Overall Score: 63.45

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC http://www.sc.edu/

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$29,900
% of students who get any grants
82%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$23,000
Average price for low-income students
$12,130

Admissions

Acceptance rate
69%
Median SAT/ACT score
1280/28
SAT/ACT required?
No
Undergraduate enrollment
27,070

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
43%
% of need met
72%
% of students who get merit grants
37%
Average merit grant
$6,700

Student Success

Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Median student debt
$22,303
Early career earnings
$54,110
% earning more than a high school grad
75%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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