Welcome to the beautiful City of Aiken! Shop, dine, and catch live music while meandering quaint downtown streets, gaze at an iconic oak canopy, experience the equestrian culture, and take a historic trolley tour. Aiken quickly rises to the top as home to many thoroughbred champions—where polo matches and fox hunts are a way of life. But did you know Aiken also boasts a rich arts scene and is home to one of the nation’s largest urban forests? Take a look, browse and explore and know that you're always welcome in Aiken, South Carolina.
University of South Carolina Aiken
Founded in 1961, USC Aiken is a public university offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. USC Aiken educates the next generation of professionals, so they have the broad understanding and critical capabilities necessary to succeed in their careers, enjoy a full life, and contribute as citizens and neighbors, building vibrant communities for decades to come. Ranked the #2 Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South by US News & World Report. This 2019 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 22nd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category. The university has won the first place ranking fourteen times.