University of South Carolina

Women's WCLA
10 / 10
26,362 Undergrads / 34,731 Students
6 / 10
$20,271 Net Price
3 / 10
72% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
58% / 74%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Recruit Commits
Maddie Ferraioli Archbishop Carroll PA Goal
Haley Wilkins Dutch Fork Irmo, SC Def
Dia Prijono Cawthra Park Oakville, ON Def
Nicole Halvorsen Byrns Duncan, SC Mid
Paige Willet Riverside Greer, SC Mid
Gwenyn Grapperhaus Sevier County Sevierville, TN Mid
Corey Ferguson Hoover Hoover, AL Mid, Def
Taylor Curtiss Blackhawk Darlington, PA Def
Maddie Anderson Fort Mill SC Att
Diamond Brown Hyde School ME Goal
Jordan Chaisson Blythewood Blythewood, SC Def
Alexis Walden Nation Ford Fort Mill, SC Att
Sunema Mauga Richland Northeast Pago Pago, American Samoa, AS Att
Iris Betancourth Richland Northeast Columbia, SC Att
Kristina Grant Richland Northeast Columbia, SC Att
Taylor Padgett Richland Northeast Columbia, SC Goal
Katherine Grant Richland Northeast Columbia, SC Def
Alexa Campbell Great Valley Malvern, PA Def
Morgan Solesbee Dorman Wellford, SC Att
Aaleeyah Brimmer West Ashley/?Emmanuel (GA) Charleston, SC Att
Alyssa Simmons St. Mark?s DE Mid
Hannah Gierhart Tabor Academy MA Def
Emily Parris Steward School VA Mid
Abby Ballard Greenbrier Evans, GA Mid
Dessia Davis Dorman Moore, SC Def
Breanna Medford Hanna Anderson, SC
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Where Grads Live
  • Columbia South Carolina Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Charleston South Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Augusta Georgia Area
  • Myrtle Beach South Carolina Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Savannah Georgia Area
  • Florence South Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • Palmetto Health
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • US Army
  • SCANA Corporation
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Richland School District
  • AT&T
  • US Navy
  • United States Air Force
  • IBM
  • Lexington School Dist
  • CSC
  • Lexington Medical Center
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Support
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
560 - 650
580 - 670
1190 - 1360
24 - 31
24 - 28
25 - 30

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 26,015 10,697 15,318
% Admitted 72% 73% 72%
% Admits That Enroll 31% 34% 30%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 4.07 (weighted)
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (29%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (12%)
    Health Professions (10%)
    Engineering (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Social Sciences (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (4%)
    Education (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    History (2%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (2%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (2%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$11,862 $30,882
    Books & Supplies$1,044 $1,044
    Cost of Living$10,008 $10,008
    Personal Expenses$4,148 $4,148
    Sticker Price$27,062 $45,716

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    91% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship85%$5,792
    Federal Grants15%$4,640
    Pell Grants15%$4,359
    Other Federal3%$1,517
    State & Local Grants45%$5,318
    Institutional Grants62%$2,839
    Student Loans47%$8,355
    Federal Loans46%$5,548
    Other Loans8%$16,887

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $610 Million $17,571

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,500 $245

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 9,449 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $44,900

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.62 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 58% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 6 5
    Fondling 2 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 2 1
    Burglary 12 8
    Motor Vehicle Theft 53 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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