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
1%
500-599
23%
400-499
65%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
20%
400-499
63%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
26%
12-17
71%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,973
Declined + 548
Total Received 2,521
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Public

2,524

undergraduate students

418

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 2,942
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)

Orangeburg, SC

160-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 13,196), 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
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/4
44%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
1%
500-599
23%
400-499
65%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
600-699
2%
500-599
20%
400-499
63%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
24-29
2%
18-23
26%
12-17
71%
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

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,973
Declined + 548
Total Received 2,521

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Essay

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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

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

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

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • 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

2,942

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

2,524
students

Female
48%
1,202

Male
52%
1,322

14%

418
students

Female
75%
313

Male
25%
105

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

2,281
students

Female
49%
1,110

Male
51%
1,171

10%

243
students

Female
38%
92

Male
62%
151

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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

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

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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