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About University of South Carolina-Beaufort

A small, public university with just over 2,005 students from around the world, the University of South Carolina Beaufort is a dynamic and vibrant academic community that serves the Lowcountry and beyond.

Whether an aspiring artist or a marine biologist, an educator or a writer, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, students discover a big-time educational experience at a truly affordable price.

Students at the University of South Carolina Beaufort can also expect:

  • 30 academic programs and majors with hands-on learning, and innovative resources and technology.
  • A student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1 with a highly individualized learning environment.
  • Located close to world-class resorts at Hilton Head Island which now hosts the Hospitality Management program.
  • USCB is known as the most affordable four-year institution in the state of South Carolina.

It's time to discover a powerful future ahead.

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

School Overview

Bluffton, South Carolina
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(843) 208-8000
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International Students

Each year, USCB attracts students from five continents and nearly 40 U.S. states who seek a powerful future

Here's Why:

  • The university works with international students every day. Students from countries such as Austria, Bolivia, Germany, India, Republic of Korea, South Africa, United Kingdom, and more help to make a diverse population.
  • Tuition is affordable. The four-year tuition rate is the most affordable in South Carolina.
  • Campus living is incredible. USCB has some of the best apartment-style residence halls available to students.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Classrooms have the latest technologies to better help students learn.
  • USCB is in the heart of area. Situated between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., two vibrant cities known for their art, culture, entertainment, history, and shopping, students will have access to plenty of things to do in their leisure time. The campus is just a short distance from Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Support from day one. At USCB, students are welcomed into a diverse and vibrant community where they have an impact in shaping the culture of the school.

World-Class Hospitality Management

With world-class golf, tennis, boating and accommodation facilities, beaches, creeks and marshes, excellent dining and nightlife, arts and cultural centers, and environmental and historical educational sites and programs, this region offers the perfect learning laboratory for hospitality studies and for enjoying your time at the University.

A variety of internships and employment opportunities are available for students and graduates on Hilton Head Island, in Beaufort as well as Savannah. Many local businesses provide tuition assistance for Hospitality Management students who work in the field while completing an internship as part of the degree program.

Step Into the Future

Earn a baccalaureate in Hospitality Management at the resorts of Hilton Head Island, an international destination that attracts more than two million visitors from around the world. USCB's program provides a unique opportunity for students to study hospitality management in a real-life learning laboratory.

Graduates of the Hospitality Management program will be prepared to build successful careers in the booming tourism industry such as:

  • Lodging and food service operations
  • Private clubs
  • Event management
  • Management and entrepreneurial positions in vacation ownership companies
  • Private and public tourism sector

Click Here to view the Hilton Head Island campus online brochure!

Click Here to view the Hospitality Management online brochure!

Join us and experience a quality education in an exceptional environment.

Academic Distinction

Points of Pride

With more than 30 areas of study and just as many student organizations—as well as numerous undergraduate research opportunities—students discover a diverse learning experience at USCB.

  • In 2010, USCB received a $1 million dollar award as part of the SC INBRE (IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence) program, funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • USCB was one of a group of 10 South Carolina universities that received a $20 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program in 2009, for research and workforce development in the area of tissue biofabrication.
  • The University of South Carolina Beaufort is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Living at USCB

Live Smart

Research involving college students nationwide has long indicated that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grades, and are more likely to graduate.

Live Close

Living on campus at USCB puts students just steps away from the dining hall, the fitness center, the library and a wide array of student services. Can’t function without Starbucks in the morning? Find it right on campus with many other favorites.

Live Connected

By living on campus, students find it easy to get connected with one of the 30 + clubs and organizations available, a student employment opportunity, intramural sports, or one of the wide range of service opportunities available through Student Life.

Live Simple

Enjoy the simplicity of having all utilities included in housing costs. By living on campus, students avoid the hassle of having to pay water, electric, cable, and internet bills separately. Better still, washers and dryers are in-apartment.

Live Secure

The Department of Public Safety offers 24-hour coverage with immediate response to calls for service. The residence halls are staffed with Resident Assistants for each tower and two live-on professional staff members to help monitor the halls.

Live Supported

Living on campus will exposes students to the emotional, social, and academic support necessary to be successful as a student. Resident Assistants will serve as a first contact for many common issues. Counseling, tutoring, career services and a variety of social activities are all readily available.

Student Life

Discover a Vibrant Campus Life

Discover who you are, and who you want to be. It’s about discovering a community and making new friends—roasting s’mores over a campus fire pit, making a late-night snack with your roommates, or coming together as a student body to beat the faculty members in kickball. At USCB, these discoveries will help you become part of our close-knit community.

With more than 30 student organizations, you’ll sharpen your skills, develop interests, and hone the kind of leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

Whether it’s working out in the Fitness Center, playing intramural sports, challenging a friend at ping pong in the Campus Center, going to Fright Week or Spring Fling, or planning campus events through the Sand Shark Activities Board, you’ll always be able to find something fun happening on campus.

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