The University of South Carolina (often shortened to USC, SC, or simply Carolina) is a four-year co-ed research institution located in the beautiful city of Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia campus is the university’s main campus, and seven satellite campuses are located in the cities of Aiken, Beaufort, Lancaster, Allendale, Sumter, Union, and Spartanburg.
USC was first established as South Carolina College in 1801 with only one building, and USC continues to grow to this day. The University’s Old Campus District, known as The Horseshoe, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but the University of South Carolina has spread out dramatically and currently encompasses over 350 acres. The school continues to expand west toward the Congaree River.