Tuition & Fees

$11,549

$21,629

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
38%
300-399
47%
200-299
4%
600-699
1%
500-599
10%
400-499
28%
300-399
52%
200-299
9%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
20%
12-17
75%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,455
Declined + 392
Total Received 2,847
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Public

2,529

undergraduate students

376

graduate students

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School Facts

South Carolina State, founded in 1896 as a land grant college, is a public liberal arts institution. Its 160-acre campus is located in Orangeburg, 40 miles from Columbia, SC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,905
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Orangeburg, SC

160-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 13,553), 45 miles from Columbia, SC and located within hours of Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, and Charlotte, NC.

South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 10% of male students
 
5 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/4
48%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
9%
400-499
38%
300-399
47%
200-299
4%
600-699
1%
500-599
10%
400-499
28%
300-399
52%
200-299
9%
30-36
1%
24-29
3%
18-23
20%
12-17
75%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,455
Declined + 392
Total Received 2,847

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Essay

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Admissions Contact

Dr. Tamara Jefferies-Jackson
V.P. for Student Affairs
P: 800 260-5956
F: 803 536-8990
admissions@scsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
garnet and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agribusiness/Entrepreneurship
Art Education
Biology
Biology Education
Business Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Communications
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Drama
Drama Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Leadership/Administration
Educational Leadership/Administration
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
English Education
Family/Consumer Sciences/Business/Multidisciplinary
Family/Consumer Sciences/Child Development
Family/Consumer Sciences/Fashion Merchandising
Health Education
History
Individual/Family Development Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Middle Level Education
Modern Languages
Music Education
Music Industry
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition/Food Management
Nutritional Science
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional English
Professional Land Surveying
Psychology
Rehabilitation Counseling
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Pathology Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Communication
Studio Art
Technology Education
Transportation
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Undergraduate

87%

2,529
students

Female
50%
1,253

Male
50%
1,276

Graduate

13%

376
students

Female
78%
292

Male
22%
84

undergraduateFull-time

90%

2,282
students

Female
50%
1,136

Male
50%
1,146

undergraduatePart-time

10%

247
students

Female
48%
117

Male
52%
130

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
95%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 31

Spring: October 31

Summer: April 1

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Counseling services

  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Jamaica
Nepal
Nigeria
The Czech Republic
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carolyn Free
PDSO, Director, of Multicultural Affairs
803 536-8402
cfree@scsu.edu

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