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    From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the lowcountry marshes, the palmetto state offers a wide variety of institutions of higher education. The offerings range from large state-funded research universities, such as Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, to small colleges that cultivate a liberal arts, religious or military tradition, such as Wofford College, Presbyterian College, and the Citadel. Furman University, a selective private institution just north of Greenville, is a well known liberal arts school in the southeast and boasts the state’s largest university endowment. The state is also home to several historically black universities, such as South Carolina State University and Clafin University. Other well known four year institutions in the state are the historical College of Charleston, Winthrop University, Anderson University, and Coastal Carolina University.

    • Wofford College

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      429 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29303
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      Wofford College, which enrolls about 1,600 students, combines a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with a close-knit community. Offering 25 majors, Division I athletics, Greek life, and opportunities for internships and studying abroad, the school has a broad reach that extends ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Clemson University

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      201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
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      Clemson is a reasonably large public university in South Carolina that offers small classes (for the most part), several strong pre-professional programs, and a proud football tradition (though the team has been a bit down in recent years). The department ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Presbyterian College

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      503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325
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      Small and religious Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC provides a thorough education that involves learning in and out of the classroom. The school organizes whitewater rafting trips and short courses in car repair to its overwhelmingly traditional student population. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Erskine College

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      2 Washington St, Due West, SC 29639
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      Erskine College is Presbyterian college with 605 students located in Due West, SC. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of South Carolina-Columbia

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      Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
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      Known to those in and around this state capital city of Columbia as "The Real USC"—as opposed to that private institution out in Southern California—South Carolina has seen a surge of interest as the flagships of neighbors North Carolina and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Furman University

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      3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613
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      Furman University is college with 2797 students located in Greenville, SC. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Anderson University

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      316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621
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      This Christian campus in the northwest corner of South Carolina affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offers views of the southern Appalachian Mountains and affords easy access for recreation at many nearby lakes. Students can become involved in various ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • College of Charleston

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      66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424
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      With name and colonial heritage akin to William & Mary that mislead some to believe it too is a private school, the College of Charleston is a public entity that dates back to the 1700's. Set in a gracious city ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Alternative, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • North Greenville University

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      7801 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville, SC 29688
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      North Greenville University is Baptist college with 2257 students located in Tigerville, SC. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Converse College

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      580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302
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      This all-female enclave in Spartansburg, SC has a great liberal arts program and a nationally renowned School of Music. A unique three-term calendar (13-week terms in fall and spring and a six week winter term) gives students the more flexibility ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Newberry College

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      2100 College St, Newberry, SC 29108
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      Tiny Newberry College, which is about 30 miles from Columbia, provides a liberal arts education with a special connection to its Evangelical Lutheran heritage. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lander University

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      320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649
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      Lander University is a public liberal arts school in Greenwood, SC with exceptionally strong programs in business, science, and education. Get your tickets to the Greenwood-Lander Concert series early, the season has sold out every year for a decade. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

    Facts About Colleges in South Carolina

    • There are 69 Colleges in South Carolina.

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