South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$11,060

$21,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
410
75th
500
25th
390
75th
18
25th
14
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,943
Declined 185
Total Received 3,128
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Public

2,381

undergraduate students

371

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

South Carolina State University, 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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,752
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

160-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 12,954), 45 miles from Columbia, and located within hours of Atlanta, GA, Charleston, and Charlotte, NC.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
500
25th
410
75th
500
25th
390
75th
18
25th
14

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) July 31
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,943
Declined 185
Total Received 3,128

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

90%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,703

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,528
Room $6,600
Board $3,290
Additional fees $1,532
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $22,950
Average Financial Aid - $9,703
Total with Avg. Aid $13,247
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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Art Teacher Education.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians.
Civil Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
General Studies.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Industrial Engineering.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Music Management.
Music Teacher Education.
Nuclear Engineering.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Surveying Technology/Surveying.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Transportation/Mobility Management.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Management
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,752

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

2,381
students

Female
54%
1,294

Male
46%
1,087

13%

371
students

Female
72%
268

Male
28%
103

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

2,035
students

Female
54%
1,097

Male
46%
938

15%

346
students

Female
57%
197

Male
43%
149

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
93%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Countries most often represented India
Morocco
Nigeria
Serbia
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation
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