USC Upstate

University of South Carolina 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

Dr. Michele Covington

Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice

Dr. Michele Covington

Assistant Professor | Criminal Justice

"Many of the students that we're teaching in the Criminal Justice program go out to work in the field in the Upstate. What we're doing here directly impacts our community on the whole."

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Dr. Thomas McConnell

Professor | English

Dr. Thomas McConnell

Professor | English

"Imagine the crater that would be left if USC Upstate weren't here. In this region we are the rising tide that lifts all boats."

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Brittany Case

Alumna | Class of 2019

Brittany Case

Alumna | Class of 2019

"We've built a tradition around here that we expect to win and we always compete at the highest level. "

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Ilse Isidro Antonio

Nursing | USC Upstate

Ilse Isidro Antonio

Nursing | USC Upstate

"Being aware of different cultures makes me a more culturally competent nurse. And I think it's so important for nursing programs to encourage those types of courses."

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Each year, we have a half a billion-dollar economic impact on South Carolina. And every day, we create countless opportunities for our alumni and community.

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Engine of Opportunity

Beautiful Campus in a Thriving Community

USC Upstateā€™s 330-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. 1 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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