University of South Carolina, Aiken

Aiken, SC

University of South Carolina Aiken, founded in 1961, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 453-acre campus is located in Aiken, SC, 15 miles from Augusta, GA.

University of South Carolina, Aiken

Aiken, SC

Tuition & Fees

$10,760

$21,218

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
52%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
40%
12-17
44%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,547
Declined + 1,228
Total Received 2,775
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Public

3,256

undergraduate students

468

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Exercise/sports Science
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Codes

SAT 5840
ACT 3879

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School Facts

University of South Carolina Aiken, founded in 1961, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 453-acre campus is located in Aiken, SC, 15 miles from Augusta, GA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,724
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Aiken, SC

453-acre campus in Aiken (population 30,721), 15 miles from Augusta, GA, and 60 miles from Columbia. Served by bus; air serves Augusta; train serves Denmark (37 miles).

University of South Carolina, Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 10% of male students
 
7 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
53%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
53%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
52%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
36%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
40%
12-17
44%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,547
Declined + 1,228
Total Received 2,775

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Andrew Hendrix
Director of Admissions
P: 888 969-8722
F: 803 641-3727
admit@usca.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,034.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,398
Room $5,192
Board $2,754
Additional fees $362
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $19,946
Average Financial Aid - $12,034
Total with Avg. Aid $7,912
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Financial Aid Deadline

Other
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 803 641-3476
F: 803 643-6840
stuaid@usca.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tony Carter
Director of Financial Aid
stuaid@usca.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, swimming, table tennis, tennis

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, lacrosse, rugby, swimming, table tennis, tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, non-tackle football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jim Herlihy (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Jenna Beauregard (women's)
Compliance Coordinator/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Belt Conference
Mascot
Pacers
School colors
garnet, dark blue, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Clinical Psychology
Applied Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communication
Communication/Digital Arts
Early Childhood Education
Educational Technology
Educator Leadership
Elementary Education
English Literature/Language
Exercise/Sports Science
Fine Arts
History
Industrial Process Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies
Middle Level Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Exercise/sports Science

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,724

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,256
students

Female
65%
2,132

Male
35%
1,124

13%

468
students

Female
67%
313

Male
33%
155

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

2,585
students

Female
66%
1,686

Male
34%
899

21%

671
students

Female
67%
446

Male
33%
225

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Liz Dille
Assistant Director of Student Life - International Programs
803 641-3671
lizd@usca.edu

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