Tuition & Fees

$10,196

$20,102

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
52%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
35%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,318
Declined + 859
Total Received 2,177
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Public

3,374

undergraduate students

174

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Exercise/sports Science
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Codes

SAT 5840
ACT 3879

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School Facts

University of South Carolina Aiken, founded in 1961, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 453-acre campus is located in Aiken, SC, 15 miles from Augusta, GA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,548
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Aiken, SC

453-acre campus in Aiken (population 30,258), 15 miles from Augusta, GA, and 60 miles from Columbia, SC. Served by bus; air serves Augusta; train serves Denmark (37 miles).

University of South Carolina, Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 7% of male students
 
7 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
33%
400-499
46%
300-399
12%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
45%
300-399
11%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
52%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
46%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
42%
12-17
35%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
61%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,318
Declined + 859
Total Received 2,177

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Andrew Hendrix
Director of Admissions
P: 888 969-8722
F: 803 641-3727
admit@usca.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,172,213
State $4,222,771
Institutional $631,796
Other external $237,392
Total $11,264,172

Non-need-based

Federal $823,220
State $1,958,690
Institutional $295,607
Other external $1,290,192
Total $4,367,709

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Belt Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Pacers
School colors
garnet, dark blue, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Clinical Psychology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication
Early Childhood Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
English Literature/Language
Exercise/Sports Science
Fine Arts
History
Industrial Mathematics
Industrial Process Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics/Computer Science
Middle Level Education
Music Education
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
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Undergraduate

95%

3,374
students

Female
64%
2,148

Male
36%
1,226

Graduate

5%

174
students

Female
86%
149

Male
14%
25

undergraduateFull-time

79%

2,680
students

Female
64%
1,710

Male
36%
970

undergraduatePart-time

21%

694
students

Female
64%
438

Male
36%
256

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
25%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • 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

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Brazil
Mexico
Nigeria
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andy Kabasele
Director of Global Studies and Multicultural Engagement
803 641-3671
andyk@usca.edu

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