University of South Carolina -- Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

University of South Carolina -- Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$11,688

$23,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
29%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,907
Declined 2,126
Total Received 4,033
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Public

5,851

undergraduate students

455

graduate students

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School Facts

University of South Carolina Upstate, founded in 1967, is a public, regional, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, the Mary Black School of Nursing, and the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. Its 330-acre campus is located in Spartanburg, 95 miles northeast of Columbia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,306
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational

330-acre campus in Spartanburg (population: 37,498), 95 miles from Columbia and 70 miles from Charlotte, NC; branch campus in Greenville. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Charlotte
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International

University of South Carolina — Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC
29303

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • African-American Association
  • Campus Activity Board
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Impact

Top Events

  • Premier Fall Kick-Off
  • Technology Fair
  • Angel Tree Program
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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
  • Other security measures
  • campus security cameras

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
45%
300-399
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
29%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.16

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,907
Declined 2,126
Total Received 4,033

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

academic GPA
class rank

Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, scuba diving

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Information Science/Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • 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

6,306

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

5,851
students

Female
67%
3,909

Male
33%
1,942

7%

455
students

Female
86%
391

Male
14%
64

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

72%

4,217
students

Female
69%
2,894

Male
31%
1,323

28%

1,634
students

Female
63%
1,015

Male
37%
619

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 27%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
32%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

601

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

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • 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

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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