10 Reasons To Choose USCB:
Here's How We're Unique
1. Personalized Attention
2. Location – Study at the Beach
Enjoy a relaxed coastal lifestyle at USCB, near the sparkling Atlantic ocean in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Enjoy the beach in your free time.
3. Affordable and Accessible
As the most affordable four-year university in South Carolina, you will get a high quality education at a great value. The majority of our students work part time jobs on campus or at the many businesses near USCB’s three campuses in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island.
In 2022, USCB was accepted into NCAA Division II and the Peach Belt Conference, adding women's and men's basketball to the roster of 13 varsity sports. Sand Shark basketball will begin competition in the 2023-24 season. In addition to basketball, Sand Sharks compete in baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s golf, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's soccer.
5. Internships and More Real World Experiences
As a USCB undergraduate, you can be involved in ongoing research in marine biology, history, archeology, psychology, public health and more. From recording sounds made by dolphins in the May River to drug discovery for a new coronavirus treatment, USCB students make discoveries in tandem with leaders in their academic fields.
About a third of our students are from underrepresented and underserved populations and many are the first in their families to attend college. Learn from those whose experiences, beliefs, and perspectives are different from your own in a richly diverse intellectual and social environment.
8. Entire Campus for Hospitality
On our Hilton Head Island campus, USCB students study, work, and hold internships in hotel, restaurant, tourism, and event management in a world class resort destination that attracts more than 2 million visitors every year.
9. Outstanding Leadership
Led by Dr. Al Panu, USCB ‘s faculty and staff are outstanding scholars, authors, researchers, experts and mentors who are waiting to get to know you.
10 . Study Abroad
Experience the world and learn from its many cultures. USCB proudly offers opportunities in Spain, Nepal, France and other countries where students travel, explore and grow.