University of South Carolina, Aiken

Aiken, SC

University of South Carolina, Aiken

Aiken, SC

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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
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

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

3,252

undergraduate students

468

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,720
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational

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).

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Columbia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Augusta Regional

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
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Pacer Fanatics
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • Phi Mu

Top Events

  • Midnight Madness
  • Fall Fest
  • Homecoming Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities 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
16%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
52%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
54%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline July 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.96

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,066

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,398
Room & board $7,946
Additional fees $362
Books & supplies $1,240
Other fees $1,800
Total $21,746
Average Financial Aid - $5,066
Total with Avg. Aid $16,680
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Applied Mathematics, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History, General
Industrial Engineering
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

3,720

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

3,252
students

Female
65%
2,130

Male
35%
1,122

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%

667
students

Female
67%
444

Male
33%
223

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 65%
Student 4 year graduation rate 21%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
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

357

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

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

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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