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University of South Carolina-Columbia

Educational Resources

Libraries

Business Administration Library, Mathematics Library, Music Library, South Caroliniana Library, Coleman Karesh Law Library, School of Medicine Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,498,445 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 23,740 current serial subscriptions.
  • 5,116,024 microforms.
  • 47,815 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

McKissick Museum, South Caroliniana Library, Melton Observatory, Filtration Research Engineering Demonstration Unit (green dorm with learning center focusing on sustainability), Belser Arboretum, AC Moore Gardens.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,800 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 200 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,600 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 3,100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 7,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 800 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, military, personal, veteran student, older student, psychological

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 40% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 28 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 46% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming Week, Parents Weekend, Black History Month, Carolina Spirit Week, Tigerburn, Greek Week
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 300 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alumni Scholars Association, Beta Alpha Psi, Carolina Scholars Association, Carolina Student Judicial Council, Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Sigma Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Garnet Circle Student Alumni Council, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Epsilon, McNair Scholars Association, Mortar Board, Mu Sigma Rho, National Residence Hall Honorary, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Rho Chi, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Iota Rho
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Hillel, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Presbyterian Student Association, Reformed University Fellowship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Association of African American Students, Students Allied for Latin America, Black Graduate Student Association, Hellenic Student Organization, NAACP, Brothers of Nubian Descent, Ethnic Student Ministries, Indian Student Association, International Student Association, Nihon Club, Fellowship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Thai Students Association, Turkish Student Association, Filipino-American Student Association, SEED, SALA, Society of Black Engineers, Hindu Students Council
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Military, Dance Marathon, Habitat for Humanity, Garnet Circle/Student Alumni
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Gamecock - five times a week

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Columbia, South Carolina (5), Charlotte, NC (75)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Columbia, SC (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Columbia, SC (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 16% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,858
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 18 fraternities
  • 7 fraternity houses
  • 14% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 8 sorority houses
  • 15% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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