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USC Aiken is ranked #1 among the Best Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South by U.S.News & World Report. This marks USC Aiken's 19th consecutive ranking among the top 3 in this category and its 12th time in 1st place.

Founded in 1961, USC Aiken is a comprehensive liberal arts and science institution and functions as part of the University of South Carolina system, combining the advantages of a small institution with the resources of a major university. USC Aiken offers bachelor's degrees in more than 30 areas and selected master's degrees. With an enrollment around 3,500, USC Aiken focuses on personal attention, quality teaching, and an active campus environment. Small classes taught by professors - not teaching assistants - afford students one-on-one relationships with experienced faculty, individual advisement, and research opportunities, all of which are connected to the institution's commitment to helping students achieve academic success. USC Aiken has strong ties with the community and offers a diverse non-credit program of trips, camps, and continuing education for members of the surrounding area.

Living in the Aiken Pacers Community

The University of Choice

USC Aiken’s small and active campus environment gives students numerous opportunities to be involved in campus life. Student involvement offerings include community service, Greek life, intramural sports, leadership development programs, and more than 60 clubs and organizations – truly something for everyone. There’s room for almost 1,000 students to live on campus and enjoy the traditional college experience. Our student-athletes, the Pacers, compete in NCAA Division II sports as part of the competitive Peach Belt Conference in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. All students are invited to catch Pacer spirit by attending games and matches for free. Through campus programming, a wide range of activities from comedians to cultural events are planned for students, by students, based on their interests.