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  • Thomas Cooper Library at sunset

More About Grad Life at USC

The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, the capital of the state of South Carolina and largest individual city by population in the state.  The campus is a short walk from the State Capitol grounds, the Columbia Museum of Art and both the Vista and Five Points shopping and entertainment areas.  But despite its location in an urban environment with a host of cultural opportunities, the campus itself has a relaxed, natural atmosphere with open spaces, lush lawns, and a widespread canopy of thousands of trees, some of which have shaded the grounds since the 19th century.

Within just a short drive from campus, that natural environment turns into unspoiled nature itself.  Columbia is close to diverse opportunities for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cycling and other fun outdoor activities, and the university's recreational facilities are second to none.  Whether its tennis, swimming, racquetball, squash, rock climbing or pickup soccer games, the Carolina campus has it all.

The university has a wide range of opportunities for employment and education for family members.  The state of South Carolina also has programs that provide information about finding work in the larger metropolitan area.

For additional details, visit The Graduate School.