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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
19%
400-499
63%
300-399
10%
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
61%
300-399
16%
24-29
1%
18-23
20%
12-17
78%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined 883
Total Received 2,631
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Public

2,155

undergraduate students

324

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 2,479
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Columbia Metropolitan

South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg
29117

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Campus Activity Board
  • NAACP
  • United Voices of Christ
  • Student Media

Top Events

  • Back to School Week
  • Homecoming Week
  • Bulldog Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
49%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
19%
400-499
63%
300-399
10%
600-699
2%
500-599
21%
400-499
61%
300-399
16%
24-29
1%
18-23
20%
12-17
78%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline July 31
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.17

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,748
Declined 883
Total Received 2,631

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

application essay
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Art Teacher Education
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, 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 Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Nuclear Engineering
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,479

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

2,155
students

Female
53%
1,139

Male
47%
1,016

13%

324
students

Female
72%
232

Male
28%
92

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,958
students

Female
54%
1,045

Male
46%
913

10%

197
students

Female
48%
94

Male
52%
103

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 68%
Student 4 year graduation rate 14%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
94%
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%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

168

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 31

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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