Start in Grenada and Finish in South Carolina

The University of South Carolina Aiken has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Grenada and the T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada.  The agreement is collaboration between the entities where both students and teaching opportunities are exchanged. The primary agreement between the parties allows students from Grenada to come to USC Aiken after they have completed their first two years of higher education at the TAMC College.  Any chosen students from USC Aiken may also be afforded the opportunity to study at TAMC College.

The exchange program also will encourage the exchange of faculty and staff from USC Aiken or TAMC College in the areas of teaching, professional development and research. Exchange visits of teaching and research staff are intended to promote seminars, courses, conferences, lectures, to carry out joint research projects, and to discuss experiences in the fields of common interest. Additionally, efforts will be made to have electronic forums between classes to connect undergraduate students from each school to discuss a specific course topic, problem or research project.

South Carolina is for out-of-state students.

When you think of South Carolina you think of four seasons (each offering its own beauty), southern hospitality, historic and vacation locations, and some of the best colleges in the country, including USC Aiken!

Are there other Out-of-State students attending USC Aiken?

USC Aiken is a destination for students from all over the country and the world.  We have students representing 46 South Carolina counties and 37 states.  We currently have 140 international students that represent 29 different countries and all six inhabited continents.

Transportation Advantage

You may have a car on campus as a freshman.  In addition, we provide a mini-convenience store on campus which supplies a variety of items such as microwave meals, socks, etc.  We also have a bus system that stops on campus (we even have a sheltered bus stop on campus).  It makes stops to several places in Aiken.  For more information go to

However, for the most part, the social life of the student body is on-campus, so there are few reasons to need a car.  Our campus is just the right size for you to get involved.  You can get connected through Greek life, community service, sports, theatre, music, academic clubs, or student government - just to name a few.

Location, Location, Location

USC Aiken is located in beautiful Aiken, SC.  Aiken is well-known throughout the country as an equestrian community, with numerous equestrian events such as Aiken's Triple Crown.  South Carolina offers the best of both worlds due to the friendliness and convenience of a small town and the opportunities and amenities of a larger city.  Located in the western region of South Carolina, Aiken is 40 miles from the capital city of Columbia and 20 miles from Augusta, GA.  It is also 2 1/2 hours from Charlotte, Atlanta and Charleston, SC.

Modern Amenities and Suite-Style Communities

Our apartment-style suites will have you feeling right at home--or even better. Your own private and spacious bedroom awaits you in a two or four-bedroom suite, with a bathroom for every two students and chair, while living spaces feature plenty of plush seating for you to gather with friends and study, chat or watch television. Study and computer room, on-site laundry facilities, cable TV and wireless internet are all a part of our modern take on campus living. 

Campus Safety

At USC Aiken the safety and well-being of our students is always at the top of our agenda. Through the cooperation of faculty, staff, and students, we daily try to achieve and maintain a truly safe campus. With the support of various community members, and USC Aiken’s University Police, there are many people contributing to the safety and security of the campus. Our police officers are commissioned as Constables and are certified with the state of South Carolina. Also, all officers are certified medical first responders.

Interested in Attending USC Aiken?

Students in Grenada interested in this program should contact the USC Aiken Admissions Office at 803-641-3366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Twenty students will be selected each year to receive a scholarship which will provide them with in-state tuition to attend USC Aiken.

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International Admissions Information

Transferring your College Credit to USC Aiken

International Students at USC Aiken

Living on Campus

Cost of Attendance

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About Aiken, SC