Approximately 26,000 students attend the University of South Carolina Columbia. Another 11,000 students study at the regional
campuses of the USC System.
Almost all freshman live on campus, and a total of 8,000 students reside on campus. This number continues to grow, as the
university is in the process of adding more suite style resident halls. Popular off-campus housing includes the University
Commons and Sterling University. The two main social points are Five Points and the Congaree Vista. The
Greek system at South Carolina is less popular than at comparable institutions in southern states. However, with the addition of
a Greek village from 2002-2004 an increase in interest is expected.