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Bluffton, South Carolina
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(843) 208-8000
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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.

It’s a big question. It’s one that can change the direction of your life.

Whether you’re aspiring to be an artist or a marine biologist, an educator or a writer, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, you’ll discover a big-time educational experience at a truly affordable price Our state-of-the-art facilities are some of the best, which makes it easy to see why we are the fastest-growing four-year institution in the state of South Carolina.

We believe you have a powerful future ahead of you. It’s time to discover it.

Degrees & Programs

Degrees & Programs

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International Students

International Students

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

Here's Why:

  • We work with international students every day. We attract students from countries such as Austria, Bolivia, Germany, India, Republic of Korea, South Africa, United Kingdom, and more.

  • We’re affordable. Our four-year tuition rate is the most affordable in South Carolina.

  • Our campus living is incredible. We have some of the best apartment-style residence halls you’ve ever seen.

  • You’ll love our state-of-the-art facilities. At the Hilton Head Gateway campus, everything has been built within the past 10 years. That means our classrooms have the latest technologies to better help you learn.

  • We’re in the heart of it all. USCB is situated between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., two vibrant cities that are known for their art, culture, entertainment, history, and shopping, and both campuses are just a short distance from Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic Ocean.

  • You are supported from day one. At USCB, you are welcomed into a diverse and vibrant community where you will have an impact and help shape our culture.

Department of Hospitality Management

Study Hospitality Management in a World-Class Setting

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.

Graduates of the Hospitality Management program will be prepared to build successful careers in the booming tourism industry. We invite you to join us and experience a quality education in an exceptional environment.

Student Life

Student Life

Your time at the University of South Carolina Beaufort is about discovering 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.


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 you 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? Spend more time doing what you love on campus instead of wasting time and gas on the road.

Live Connected

By living on campus, you’ll find it easy to get connected with one of the 30 + clubs and organizations on campus, 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 your housing costs. By living on campus, you avoid the hassle of having to pay your water, electric, cable, and internet bills separately. With a washer/dryer in your 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 expose you to the emotional, social, and academic support necessary to be successful as a student. Your Resident Assistant will serve as a first contact for many common issues. Counseling, tutoring, career services and a variety of social activities are all practically at your doorstep if you live on campus.


Hospitality Management

Studying Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina Beaufort puts you an a unique advantage. Students will study and learn at one of America's top destinations at world-class resorts and golf. Students also get to live on-campus in halls just for Hospitality Management students.

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Points of Pride

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—you’ll 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.



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