November 16, 2006
Wall Street Journal cites university as 'up and comer'
The University of South Carolina was among several universities cited as an "up and comer" in the Nov. 10 edition of The Wall Street Journal.
Titled "Beyond Berkeley," the article, which was about the increasing selectivity of state universities, cited the university for improving the caliber of students and academic offerings.
"With a strong business school and designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution of very high research activity (its highest classification), the university has seen applications rise 57 percent over the past decade," the article said.
According to the article, more students, recognizing the value and outstanding education that they can get at a state university, are passing up private schools, including Ivy League institutions, for state schools where they can get a great educational bargain.