Tuition & Fees

$10,196

$20,102

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
7%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
7%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
50%
300-399
18%
30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
50%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
21%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,338
Declined + 1,003
Total Received 2,341
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Public

3,356

undergraduate students

92

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  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 3,448
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 30,296), 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
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
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 8% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
48%
300-399
7%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
7%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
50%
300-399
18%
30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
50%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
21%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,338
Declined + 1,003
Total Received 2,341

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 $5,724,661
State $3,734,380
Institutional $656,323
Other external $211,435
Total $10,326,799

Non-need-based

Federal $773,935
State $2,100,906
Institutional $378,724
Other external $1,189,459
Total $4,443,024

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

97%

3,356
students

Female
64%
2,137

Male
36%
1,219

Graduate

3%

92
students

Female
75%
69

Male
25%
23

undergraduateFull-time

77%

2,594
students

Female
64%
1,656

Male
36%
938

undergraduatePart-time

23%

762
students

Female
64%
481

Male
36%
281

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
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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 24
Countries most often represented Angola
Brazil
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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