Tuition & Fees

$11,060

$21,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
58%
300-399
15%
24-29
3%
18-23
30%
12-17
66%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,818
Declined + 1,597
Total Received 3,415
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Public

2,430

undergraduate students

592

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Management
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 5618
ACT 3876

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,022
Established in 1896
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Orangeburg, SC

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 3% of male students
 
5 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
28%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
58%
300-399
15%
24-29
3%
18-23
30%
12-17
66%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 31
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

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,818
Declined + 1,597
Total Received 3,415

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

James Burrell
Director of Admissions
P: 800 260-5956
F: 803 536-8990
admissions@scsu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 260-5956
F: 803 536-8420

Financial Aid Officer

Tangar Young
Director of Financial Aid
tyoung15@scsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Stacy Danley (men's)
Athletics Director

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
garnet and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Agribusiness/Entrepreneurship
Art Education
Biology
Biology Education
Business Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Communications
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice
Drama
Drama Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Leadership/Administration
Educational Leadership/Administration
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
English Education
Family/Consumer Sciences/Business/Multidisciplinary
Family/Consumer Sciences/Child Development
Family/Consumer Sciences/Fashion Merchandising
Health Education
History
Individual/Family Development Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Middle Level Education
Modern Languages
Music Education
Music Industry
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition/Food Management
Nutritional Science
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Professional English
Professional Land Surveying
Psychology
Rehabilitation Counseling
Secondary Education/Teaching
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Communication
Studio Art
Technology Education
Transportation
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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

3,022

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

2,430
students

Female
50%
1,211

Male
50%
1,219

20%

592
students

Female
77%
453

Male
23%
139

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

2,152
students

Female
51%
1,083

Male
49%
1,069

12%

278
students

Female
47%
128

Male
53%
150

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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

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

83%

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

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 18
Countries most often represented Jamaica
Nepal
Nigeria
Ukraine
Yugoslavia
The Czech Republic
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carolyn Free
Director, of Multicultural Affairs
803 536-8402
cfree@scsu.edu

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