USC Upstate

Academics

USC Upstate is developing the next generation of globally competitive workers by providing an accessible, rigorous, career-relevant education. We offer more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as unparalleled opportunities to engage in research and service learning.

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Campus Life

More than 90 student organizations and clubs, including a dozen sororities and fraternities, and numerous programs and activities through the Spartan Rec Center, make it easy to get connected at USC Upstate. Students enjoy a centrally located dining hall and several cafes and coffee bars. Students who choose to live on campus have three, suite-style housing options.

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Athletics

As a member of the Big South Conference, USC Upstate Spartans compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Student athletes enjoy the G.B. Hodge Center and The Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex, regarded as one of the top sports venues in the Southeast.

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Spartan Stories: Profiling Excellence

Itzel Tello

Communications Studies Major

Itzel Tello

Communications Studies Major

"Get involved. My second year I worked on campus and I was involved in several organizations and that’s when my college experience really started."

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Stacey Mills

Executive Director of the Greenville Campus

Stacey Mills

Executive Director of the Greenville Campus

"Education changes the trajectory of whole families, not just the individual who’s attending school."

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Sharan Ravishankar

Political Science Major

Sharan Ravishankar

Political Science Major

"I was very nervous as a freshman. I could see myself grow over one year. And I think Upstate really shaped my experiences in that facet, especially in leadership."

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Erin Callicott

Business Administration Major

Erin Callicott

Business Administration Major

"Every single faculty member I’ve ever met has been so invested in their students and in their careers and what they want to do and how they can help them achieve their dreams."

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May Commencement 2019

May commencement is a time to celebrate your educational efforts!

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Engine of Opportunity

Beautiful Campus in a Thriving Community

USC Upstate’s 340-acre main campus is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in thriving Spartanburg County, between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C.

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Top Ranked Public University

Among the fastest-growing institutions in the nation, USC Upstate is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as No. 2 among Southern Regional Public Colleges.

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Half a Billion Annual Economic Impact

With more than 30,000 alumni living and working in the region, USC Upstate is a major engine of social, economic, and talent development in South Carolina.

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