Thursday is the first day of classes for University of South Carolina students – among them more than 5,000 freshmen.
Here’s what this year’s students and university programs look like in 20 numbers.
Estimated students in freshman class
Estimated student population on Columbia campus
High-school valedictorians in the freshman class
Top five states (in order) where out-of-state freshmen hail from: North Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia.
Estimated percentage of females in this year’s freshman class, which reflects a nationwide trend as more young women enroll in college
Estimated states (including District of Columbia) represented in freshman class
Estimated countries represented in freshman class
Estimated student-athletes in the freshman class
Students who will live on campus in USC housing and the Greek Village
Registered student organizations
Fraternities and sororities at the University of South Carolina
Fraternity and sorority members on campus
Rooms in the university’s 23 residence halls
Textbook titles being used in the fall semester
Approximate financial aid received annually by USC students
Percentage of undergraduates receiving financial aid
Approximate number of devices such as cellphones, laptops, gaming stations and others that connect to the networks on campus
Wireless access points on the Columbia campus
Pounds of equipment housed in the weight room at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center
Pizzas ordered during the past school year
SOURCE: University of South Carolina