Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.
Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.

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University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research, and community engagement.

  • #104 National UniversitiesU.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #1 in First-Year Experiences (public schools)U.S. News & World Report, 2020
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Undergraduate Degrees

UofSC offers 350+ degree programs and is one of only 40 public universities to receive Carnegie Classifications for both top-tier research activity and community engagement.

  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • Darla Moore School of Business
  • Arnold School of Public Health
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • College of Information and Communications
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Social Work
  • South Carolina Honors College
  • School of Music

Life in Columbia, South Carolina

As the capital of South Carolina, Columbia offers big-city opportunities with a touch of small-town Southern charm.



Important Dates

Fall 2020

Application Deadline

July 13, 2020

Payment Deadline

July 29, 2020

Move-in Date

August 12, 2020

Program Start

August 13, 2020

Tuition & Cost

Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, housing location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and career services — are included with tuition.


Typical cost for two semesters











Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.

How To Apply

We offer a streamlined application process for international students.

  1. Complete your application

    Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.

  2. Submit additional documentation

    Once you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.

  3. Apply for your F-1 student visa

    Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.

University of South Carolina


  • #104 National Universities
  • 34,795 total enrollment
  • 5.2% international students
  • Mid-size southern city

USC International Accelerator Program

There are 5 days left to apply.

Deadline July 13, 2020