Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers (No. 96 out of 500), the University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university and one of only 32 public universities in the United States to receive both the top-tier research designation and the community engagement designation from the Carnegie Foundation. UofSC at a Glance.
Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina is located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina — the No. 3 college town in the country — and centers around the lush, oak-filled historic Horseshoe. With 324-degree programs, the No. 1 international business program, the nation’s best honors college and 47 nationally ranked programs, the University of South Carolina offers both the breadth and the excellence needed for students to thrive in a 21st-century world.