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AREAS OF STUDY                                        With a heritage that reaches back to 1795 and a 50-year relationship with the University of South
Leading to a baccalaureate degree:                    Carolina, USCB has a history of commitment to higher education. The University of South Carolina
Biology                                               Beaufort embraces the future with a 200-acre campus near Hilton Head Island and a commitment
Business Administration
  • Management
                                                      to offer students access to 21st century technology and a global perspective.
Education
  • Early Childhood Education                         It’s easy to understand why the University of South Carolina Beaufort is the fastest growing four-
Engineering1                                          year institution in the USC system. USCB students pursue baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts,
English                                               sciences and professional programs. The university’s two campuses, located at the gateway to
History
Hospitality Management                                Hilton Head Island and on the waterfront in historic Beaufort, serve a diverse student body of 1500.
Human Services                                        USCB’s faculty of scholars and professionals is committed to undergraduate teaching and learning
Liberal Studies                                       in small class settings. USCB offers students an exceptional place to learn and live: a beautiful and
  • Security Studies
                                                      historic coastal setting that is experiencing dynamic growth.
Nursing
  • RN to BSN
  • 4 year BSN program (opens January ‘09)
Psychology                                            Strength of a 213 Year Heritage                            A Focus on Students
Spanish                                               1795 - Beaufort College founded                            Student body size: 1500
  • Heritage Studies                                  1852 - Beaufort College moves                              Student/faculty ratio: 15/1
                                                             to waterfront campus                                Diversity: 22.7% minority students
Areas of study leading to a minor:                    1959 - University of South Carolina offers                 Mascot: Sand Sharks
Anthropology, Art History, Studio Art, Business,
                                                             courses at Beaufort College                         Colors: Navy, Sand, Garnet
English Literature, Writing, French, Hospitality
                                                      2002 - Baccalaureate status granted to USCB                Athletics: National Association of
Management, Human Services, Psychology.
                                                      2004 - New 200-acre campus opens at the                               Intercollegiate Athletics,
Pre-professional programs:                                   gateway to Hilton Head Island                                  Sun Conference
Pre-Dental       Pre-Medical         Pre-Veterinary   2009 - USC serving Lowcountry 50 years                     Teams: Golf, Cross Country, Baseball, Track
Pre-Law          Pre-Pharmacy
Return-to-college programs                            Coastal Location Benefits                                  Learning and Growth
for working professionals:                            Nearby beaches:          Hilton Head Island                5-year increases in:
Saturday Completion Program - BS in Business                                   Hunting Island                    • Student enrollment – 52%
Certificate Programs - Accounting, Human              Nearby cities:           Savannah, GA                      • Full time faculty/staff – 32%
Resources, Business Management, Small                                          Charleston, SC                    • Facility square footage – 300%
Business Management, Hispanic Culture
                                                      Sea Islands lifestyle:   Wide sandy beaches
and Spanish for Working Professionals
                                                                               Tidal marsh ecosystem             Check our website for the latest
Masters Degree Programs:                                                       Outdoor opportunities all year:   information: www.uscb.edu.
Masters degrees in over 20 areas, including                                    internationally recognized for
Business, Education and Nursing are offered                                    golf, tennis, kayaking.
in conjunction with the USC Extended
Graduate Campus.
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1In conjunction with Georgia Tech Savannah            UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT
                                                                                                                                             USCB
Live on Campus                                                                                                                                                              Visit Us
Palmetto Village offers campus apartments in a modern, comfortable complex. Students choose from a private or                                                               Campus tours are an important
shared bedroom in a four bedroom apartment with two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and a washer/dryer.                                                                   way to find a college that “fits” you.
Residential assistants offer leadership and support as students adjust to an independent lifestyle. University
                                                                                                                                                                            Take the video tour on our website,
safety officers provide security 24/7. Classes, high-tech library and extra-curricular activities are just a short
walk away.                                                                                                                                                                  www.USCB.edu or join us for a tour
                                                                                                                                                                            at our Hilton Head Gateway campus
Affordable University Education                                                                                                                                             in Bluffton. Call (843) 208.8000 or
USCB offers the most affordable undergraduate tuition for bachelor’s degree programs in the University of                                                                   e-mail tour@uscb.edu.
South Carolina system. Georgia residents of the Savannah area – specifically Chatham, Effingham and Bryan
counties – pay in-state tuition at USCB.

    Estimated full-time undergraduate expenses for one semester in the 2008-2009 academic year:
                                                                                                                                                         New York City
                                            In-State                        Out-of-State                                                                                                       Our Hilton Head Gateway
                                                                                                                                                Washington, DC
             Tuition*                       $3,332                            $7,120                                         Chicago                                                           campus is 30 minutes
             Fees                            208                               208                                                          Cincinnati                                         northeast of Savannah, GA.
                                                                                                                                St. Louis
                                                                                                                                                                                               The historic Beaufort
                                                                                                                                                                                               campus is 90 minutes
In 2006-2007, USCB students were awarded $6.94 million in scholarships and financial aid.                                                    Charleston                                        south of Charleston, SC.
*Graduate course tuition and enrollment information available at www.learn.sc.edu. Fees and tuition are subject to change.              USCB
                                                                                                                                       Savannah

Application Process                                                                                                                                                    I-95                                   USCB
Scholarships and Financial Aid                                                                                                                                                                               Historic
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The following dates are critical in applying for scholarships and financial aid:                                                                                                                             Campus           Beaufort


January 2, 2009           Begin applying for 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid Programs (FAFSA).                                                                             170

                          Available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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February 27, 2009         Deadline to apply for 2009-2010 USCB Scholarships. A FAFSA must be submitted prior to
                          this date to be considered for USCB scholarships.                                                                                                 USCB                    27
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                                                                                                                                                                        Gateway
                                                                                                                                                                        Campus                                    Hilton Head
April 16, 2009            The USCB Financial Aid Office priority deadline for FAFSA applications. Some need-based                                                                                                    Island
                          financial aid programs with limited funding are awarded on a first-come, first-served
                          basis. Meeting this deadline ensures consideration for the maximum financial aid package                                                     17

                          for which a student is eligible.

Rolling Admissions
Apply early and USCB will send you an admission decision in two to four weeks. To guarantee a place in the                                                         Savannah
entering class, respond by May 1, 2009.

On-Campus Housing Applications
Submit a housing application as soon as you receive your acceptance to USCB. Priority for housing requests is                                                               www.USCB.edu
based on the date the completed application and finalized contract are received. Estimated on-campus housing
costs for one semester in 2008-2009 is $2,800. Summer rates are lower. While all apartments have kitchens,                                                                  USCB is a senior campus of the University of South
                                                                                                                                                                            Carolina system. The university is accredited by the
USCB is considering building a dining facility in 2009. USCB Housing Office (843) 208-8722.
                                                                                                                                                                            Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
                                                                                                                                                                            of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,
                                                                                                                                                                            Decatur, GA 30033; phone: 404 679-4500
                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.sacscoc.org/).
                                                                                                                                                                            The University of South Carolina Beaufort is an
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT
One University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29909 843-208-8000 Toll free: 877-885-5271                       USCB                                                                equal opportunity institution.



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