Established in 1801, the Horseshoe is the heart of the University of South Carolina campus
Maxcy Monument is named in honor of Jonathon Maxcy, the University of South Carolina’s first president
The gate at South Carolina is the entry point to the original Horseshoe campus
Points of Pride
South Carolina has the nation’s best first-year experience among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report.
South Carolina is listed among the top one percent of patent-producing universities in the world by the National Academy of Inventors.
South Carolina’s Honors College is ranked as the nation’s best public honors college, according to Public University Press.
South Carolina ranks in the top three percent of universities in the nation in graduating African American students, according to Diverse magazine.
South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business' undergraduate and graduate programs in international business have both been ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.