The University of South Carolina is
Columbia, the state’s capitol city and cultural hub.
It has been in this location for over two hundred years,
with the old section of campus (the “horseshoe”) being
widely recognized for its lasting beauty. Greater
Columbia has over 583,000 people, over 600 restaurants,
major hospitals, and 5 large
shopping malls. The city
of Columbia is located 2 ˝ hours by car from the Grand
Myrtle Beach, 2 hours from historic
Charleston, and 2 hours from the scenic
Average annual snowfall is less than 2-inches and rarely
lasts a day. Recreational opportunities include boating,
fishing, and skiing on
Lake Murray (located only 20
minutes from campus), music and arts festivals, and a
nationally recognized zoo.
The economic climate is
vibrant and the cost of living much less than is usually
associated with urban areas. The University community is
ethnically diverse, as demonstrated by its national
ranking of tenth in the number of master’s degrees
awarded to African Americans. We believe you will find
Columbia a fine place in which to live and study.
Informational Links for Columbia,
University of South Carolina
MidNet includes information from
over 200 local nonprofit organizations and community
Columbia Visitor & Convention
Bureau is the official website of the City of
Columbia, South Carolina.
www.sc.gov, the official website
of South Carolina, and includes information on
Government, Education, Business, Health, Public
Safety, Environment and Tourism.
Carolina Collegiate Federal
Yahoo! Columbia has a city guide
and other info.
Columbia A to Z…enough said.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
The State and
Free Times are just
two of Columbia’s newspapers.
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical
Columbia Museum of Art, the
Justice Hall of Fame, and the
South Carolina State
Museum are a few of our attractions.
South Carolina Philharmonic
Columbia City Ballet, the
Theatre, and a number of
other venues provide local
Five Points is within walking
distance of campus. Five Points also is home to
restaurants, shops, and entertainment
Dreher Island State Parks, and the
National Monument are enjoyed by outdoors
Carolina Gamecocks and the
Inferno are a
couple of our
local sports teams.
Golf is popular year round.