The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • South Carolina has more expensive tuition & fees ($33,928) than LSU ($28,635).
  • It is harder to admit to South Carolina than LSU.
  • South Carolina has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than LSU (1,225).
  • South Carolina has higher submitted ACT score (29) than LSU (26).
  • LSU has more students with 35,912 students while South Carolina has 35,471 students.
  • South Carolina has more full-time faculties with 1,693 faculties while LSU has 1,342 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Carolina-Columbia and Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
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South Carolinavs.LSU
Columbia, South CarolinaLocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$12,688
Out-Of-State$33,928
Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,958
Out-Of-State$28,635
82% ($6,864)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)82% ($12,044)
$6,864Average Amount of Financial Aid$12,044
72.31 %Acceptance Rates73.92 %
31.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.15 %
1,255SAT Score1,225
29ACT Score26
78 %Graduation Rate69 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate-
87 %Retention Rate83 %
35,471Student Population35,912
1,693Number of Faculties1,342
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio22 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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