The four-year public institution in Columbia enrolled 34,731 students in fall 2017, including 26,362 in undergraduate and 8,369 in graduate programs, data shows. 7.5 percent of undergraduates transferred from another college or university.
47 percent of undergraduates are residents of South Carolina, and 52 percent are residents of other states. 2 percent are citizens of foreign countries.
The undergraduate student body is comprised mostly of students who identify as white (76 percent) and Black or African American (9 percent).
The school admitted 72 percent of the 26,015 students who applied for fall 2017. Of those who were admitted, 31 percent enrolled.