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University of South Carolina

university in Columbia, SC
The LEED building on the campus.

The University of South Carolina is a public, co-educational university in Columbia, South Carolina. The university has about 44,557 students. It was founded in 1801. The current president of the university is Dr. Harris Pastides.


The athletics teams of the university are called the Gamecocks. They have 19 varsity teams, almost all of which compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In men's soccer, a sport that the SEC does not sponsor, the Gamecocks play in Conference USA.

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