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Office of the Provost

Osborne Administration Building

Academic Priorities

The University of South Carolina is the only institution in the state to be classified as having "very high research activity" by the the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, its highest rating. The university is also recognized for superior student experiences and is committed to developing flexible new models for college access and affordability.

The fundamental academic priorities of the Office of the Provost listed below support the university's mission of continued excellence.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.

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