Maxcy Monument is named in honor of Jonathon Maxcy, the University of South Carolina’s first president
Established in 1801, the Horseshoe is the heart of the University of South Carolina campus
The gate at South Carolina is the entry point to the original Horseshoe campus
Points of Pride
For two consecutive years, South Carolina has the nation’s best first-year experience among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report.
South Carolina’s undergraduate international business program and its international MBA program are both ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
South Carolina is rated a top-tier institution for both research and community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation.
South Carolina has been recognized by the Education Trust as one of the top institutions in the nation for graduating minority students and closing the achievement gap.
South Carolina is consistently recognized among the Top 1 percent of patent-producing universities in the world by the National Academy of Inventors.