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 UTK ($31,664).
  • It is harder to admit to South Carolina than UTK.
  • Both South Carolina and UTK have the same submitted SAT scores (1,255).
  • South Carolina has higher submitted ACT score (29) than UTK (28).
  • South Carolina has more students with 35,470 students while UTK has 30,559 students.
  • South Carolina has more full-time faculties with 1,693 faculties while UTK has 1,665 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Carolina-Columbia and The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
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South Carolinavs.UTK
Columbia, South CarolinaLocationKnoxville, Tennessee
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$13,244
Out-Of-State$31,664
82% ($6,405)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)76% ($10,035)
$6,405Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,035
72.31 %Acceptance Rates76.97 %
31.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)33.70 %
1,255SAT Score1,255
29ACT Score28
78 %Graduation Rate72 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate18 %
90 %Retention Rate89 %
35,470Student Population30,559
1,693Number of Faculties1,665
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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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