Living in Columbia


The University of South Carolina is located in downtown Columbia, the capital city of South Carolina and one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeastern United States. The cost of living is well below the national average and the organization Partners for Livable Communities has ranked Columbia as one of "America's Most Livable Mid-Sized Communities." Both the University campus and Columbia have a lot to offer both individuals and families. Whether you are cheering on your favorite Gamecock team, strolling through the Riverbanks Zoo, or simply sharing a meal with friends, Columbia offers a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues for your enjoyment.

For more information, you may want to explore the following web sites:

The University:
Campuses, Colleges, Schools at USC
University Bulletins - undergraduate & graduate course offerings

Carolina Community Handbook - Student Handbook and Policy Guide

Information Technology Resources
USC Information Resources
The Gamecock - USC's student newspaper
Virtual Tour of the University - Take a look around the University of South Carolina and see what we have to offer.

Columbia & South Carolina:
SCIway - South Carolina Information Highway

City of Columbia

Columbia Visitors Bureau

The State - Columbia's official newspaper

Free Times - an alternative Columbia newspaper

Columbia World Affairs Council - community organization

For more information about Columbia, please click the link below to visit the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Global Carolina
1705 College Street
Close-Hipp Building, Suite 650
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph: 803-777-7461
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