Top South Carolina Colleges and Universities

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South Carolina is located in the southeastern family of states. Some of best colleges and universities in South Carolina are described below.
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Top Five Schools in South Carolina

Clemson University

Clemson University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1889. Located in Clemson, it has an undergraduate student population of 14,172. The university is ranked 67th by U.S. News & World Report. Five colleges comprise Clemson University: Arts and Humanities; Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Business and Behavioral Science; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Science. Clemson is also nationally known for its scholars program, the Calhoun Honors College. The tuition for residents is $10,370 and $22,300 for non-residents.

University of South Carolina-Columbia

The University of South Carolina is a public educational institution located in Columbia. The school was founded in 1801 and has an undergraduate student population of 18,648. The university is ranked 112th by U.S. News & World Report. The University of South Carolina offers its students over 350 programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized that the University of South Carolina is the only institution in the state to be designated a place of high research activity. The tuition for residents is $3,973 and $10,616 for non-residents.

College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a public educational institution located in Charleston. The school was founded in 1770 and has an undergraduate student population of 9,866. The College of Charleston has the distinction of being the 13th oldest college in the U.S. in spite of its relatively small size. The College of Charleston has six schools: Science and Mathematics; Languages, Cultures and World Affairs; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education, Health and Human Performance; Business and Economics; and Arts. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $7,778 and $18,732 for non-residents.

Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a public educational institution and is located in Conway, which is about eight miles away from Myrtle Beach. The university was founded in 1954 and has an undergraduate student population of 6,020. Coastal Carolina University took advantage of its unique location on the Carolina coastline and has successfully developed its marine biology programs using local resources. It also happens to own an island, Waties Island, which the university uses as its own natural laboratory. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $3,760.00 and $8,255.00 for non-residents.

Winthrop University

Winthrop University is a public educational institution and is located in Rock Hill. The university was founded in 1886 and has an undergraduate student population of 5,111. The school is primarily a liberal arts university but it also offers degrees in the sciences and business. There are four colleges at Winthrop University: Business, Arts and Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts and Education. Winthrop University has small class sizes and boasts a faculty-to-student ratio of 15:1. Undergraduate tuition for residents is $10,210 and $19,034 for non-residents.

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