The College of Engineering and Computing at University of South Carolina

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions N/A
Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $50
Application deadline (international students) July 1
Application fee (international students) $50

The College of Engineering and Computing at University of South Carolina

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 690
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 270
Overall acceptance rate 39.1% – Medium

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.20
Average GRE 513 verbal
725 quantitative
3.79 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 490 verbal
756 quantitative
3.43 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 570 paper test
80 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering N/A
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​che.​sc.​edu/​grad/​
(803) 777-1261
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​ce.​sc.​edu
(803) 777-9482
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​cse.​sc.​edu
(803) 777-2880
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cse.​sc.​edu
(803) 777-2880
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ee.​sc.​edu
(803) 777-4195
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering N/A
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​me.​sc.​edu
(803) 777-4185
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs N/A

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 535
Master’s (full-time) 77
Master’s (part-time) 115
Ph.D. (full-time) 250
Ph.D. (part-time) 93

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 117
Total master’s graduates 88
International master’s graduates 40.9%
Minority master’s graduates 5.7%
Female master’s graduates 13.6%
Total Ph.D. graduates 29
International Ph.D. graduates 51.7%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 17.2%
Female Ph.D. graduates 13.8%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Biomedical 0 N/A
Chemical 22 18.3%
Civil 19 14.6%
Computer engineering 21 20.6%
Computer science 21 20.6%
Electrical 16 18.9%
Engineering science and engineering physics 0 N/A
Environmental 0 N/A
Mechanical 28 27.7%
Nuclear 0 N/A

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 106
Part-time faculty 0
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 1

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $28,120,150
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 102

Engineering School Ranking

#93 Best Engineering Schools

(4) Ranking by Specialties

#47 in Chemical
#86 in Civil
#102 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#109 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 25
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.5
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Overall acceptance rate 39.1% – Medium
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 746
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 2.4:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 29
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $28,120,150
Research expenditures per faculty member $275,687
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 0.9%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 535

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 535

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 327
Minority students 5.8%
International students 67.0%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 208
Minority students 16.3%
International students 24.0%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Edgar Miller
Financial aid phone (803) 777-8134

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $11,316 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $23,844 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $455 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $977 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,330 per year
Room and board $9,630
Books and supplies $2,275
Miscellaneous expenses $2,200

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 12
Teaching assistants 44
Research assistants 267
Other appointments 11

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