University of South CarolinaUniversity of South Carolina is rooted in a rich tradition of scholarship, innovation, and spirit. Here are some of the reasons why grad students love Carolina:
Our graduate programs are top rankedUSC is a premier academic and research institution that boasts award-winning students, renowned faculty and some of the best doctoral programs in the country, according to the National Research Council. The Carnegie Foundation places Carolina among the top public research universities in the country, citing its “very high research activity.”
Our vision is spiritedMindful of our history, we remain doggedly committed to innovation and focused on the future. When we build new structures, we incorporate ecologically responsible design. For this, we have been awarded the Green Star by the National Wildlife Federation and the highest green rating by Princeton Review. When we start transportation projects, we incorporate creative and sensible solutions. Our campus leads the way in the South for its bike-friendly culture and sustainable transportation initiatives, as recognized by the League of American Bicyclists.
Our scholars are savvyU.S. News & World Report places USC among the top ten "most promising and innovative" universities. Citing academic excellence, The Wall Street Journal calls Carolina a top "up and coming university." Faculty research continues to expand, topping a record $238 million for the last fiscal year. Meanwhile graduate students win top national fellowships, netting millions of dollars in awards. Duly prepared for life in and outside the academy, students enjoy access to 21 dual degree programs, while graduates rank nationally in number of startup businesses.
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