Tuition & Fees

$10,898

$21,548

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
26%
400-499
55%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
31%
400-499
51%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
48%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
52%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
48%
12-17
35%
6-11
0
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
54%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,071
Declined + 1,679
Total Received 3,750
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Public

5,540

undergraduate students

221

graduate students

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School Facts

University of South Carolina--Upstate, founded in 1967, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, the Mary Black School of Nursing, and the Schools of Business Administration & Economics and Education. Its 330-acre campus is located in Spartanburg, 95 miles northeast of Columbia.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,761
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Spartanburg, SC

330-acre campus in Spartanburg (population: 37,647), 95 miles from Columbia and 70 miles from Charlotte, NC; branch campus in Greenville. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of South Carolina — Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 2% of male students
 
8 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
26%
400-499
55%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
31%
400-499
51%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
48%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
52%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
48%
12-17
35%
6-11
0
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
54%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15 (priority deadline)
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

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,071
Declined + 1,679
Total Received 3,750

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Donette Y. Stewart
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
P: 800 277-8727
F: 864 503-5727
admissions@uscupstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,825,177
State $1,404,584
Institutional
Other external $42,651
Total $12,272,412

Non-need-based

Federal $48,462
State $9,300,170
Institutional $668,172
Other external $1,436,959
Total $11,453,763

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Sun Conference
Mascot
Spartans
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Education
Art Studio
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Advocacy Studies
Child Development/Family Studies
Clinical Nurse Leader
Commercial Music
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise/Sport Science
Experimental Psychology
History
Informatics
Information Management/Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Nonprofit Administration
Nursing
Physical Education
Political Science
Professional Nursing
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Visual Impairment
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Undergraduate

96%

5,540
students

Female
65%
3,599

Male
35%
1,941

Graduate

4%

221
students

Female
90%
199

Male
10%
22

undergraduateFull-time

75%

4,164
students

Female
67%
2,773

Male
33%
1,391

undergraduatePart-time

25%

1,376
students

Female
61%
826

Male
39%
550

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
27%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
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 Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

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 60
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Germany
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dr. Alexander Akulli
Director of International Studies
864 503-5769
aakulli@uscupstate.edu

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