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What is your powerful future?


“Living at Palmetto Village at the Hilton Head Gateway campus is like living in a separate community in and of itself—it really is apartment-style living at its finest. I’ve had some of my most life-changing experiences in this community, and I wouldn’t have moved off campus for the world. I’ve really enjoyed the convenience of on-campus living, as well as the connections I’ve made with other students. I’ve discovered important and lasting friendships with fellow classmates—people who are now my best friends.

- Kyree Whitehead '13

English

Paterson, New Jersey

It’s a big question. It’s one that can change the direction of your life.

Whether you’re aspiring to be an artist or a marine biologist, an educator or a writer, at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, you’ll discover a big-time educational experience at a truly affordable price. With more than 1,800 students attending two campuses—Hilton Head Gateway and Historic Beaufort—our state-of-the-art facilities are some of the best, which makes it easy to see why we are the fastest-growing four-year institution in the state of South Carolina. 

We believe you have a powerful future ahead of you. It’s time to discover it.

Our Campuses

Hilton Head Gateway Campus

The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton is the University of South Carolina’s newest location near Hilton Island, with 200 acres, newly constructed facilities, and all the amenities needed for college life. The campus has six fully furnished, apartment-style residence halls with private bedrooms, featuring common living areas, kitchens, and laundry facilities in each unit.

Historic Beaufort Campus

The Historic Beaufort campus sits on the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Beaufort, where you can live and study close to shops, restaurants, and the waterfront. With a history dating back to 1795, this campus has a unique focus on the arts, including a Center for the Arts that hosts exhibits, concerts, theatrical events, and other performances—all in a historic, scenic, and vibrant community.


“Living at Palmetto Village at the Hilton Head Gateway campus is like living in a separate community in and of itself—it really is apartment-style living at its finest. I’ve had some of my most life-changing experiences in this community, and I wouldn’t have moved off campus for the world. I’ve really enjoyed the convenience of on-campus living, as well as the connections I’ve made with other students. I’ve discovered important and lasting friendships with fellow classmates—people who are now my best friends.

- Kyree Whitehead '13

English

Paterson, New Jersey