Tuition & Fees

$11,868

$23,370

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
40%
300-399
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
48%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
58%
12-17
26%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,734
Declined + 1,703
Total Received 3,437
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Public

5,774

undergraduate students

213

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing /r.n.
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Codes

SAT 5850
ACT 3889

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,987
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Spartanburg, SC

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 1% of male students
 
8 sororities 4% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
40%
300-399
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
43%
400-499
45%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
4%
500-599
23%
400-499
48%
300-399
24%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
58%
12-17
26%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,734
Declined + 1,703
Total Received 3,437

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Donette Y. Stewart
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
P: 800 277-8727
F: 864 503-5727
admissions@uscupstate.edu

Financial Aid

46%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,733

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,208
Room $6,540
Board $3,244
Additional fees $660
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $23,252
Average Financial Aid - $9,733
Total with Avg. Aid $13,519
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 1

Institution's own financial aid form
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 277-8727
F: 864 503-5974
finaid@uscupstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bonnie C. Carson
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
bcarson@uscupstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Equestrian Sports, Scuba Diving

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Running, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Weight Lifting

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Athletic Directors

Jeff Crane (men's)
Interim Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Sun Conference
Mascot
Spartans
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Education
Art Studio
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Advocacy Studies
Child Development/Family Studies
Clinical Nurse Leader
Commercial Music
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise/Sport Science
Experimental Psychology
History
Informatics
Information Management/Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Non Profit Administration
Nursing
Physical Education
Political Science
Professional Nursing
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre
Visual Impairment
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing /r.n.

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

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

5,987

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

5,774
students

Female
65%
3,778

Male
35%
1,996

4%

213
students

Female
90%
192

Male
10%
21

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

4,146
students

Female
68%
2,784

Male
32%
1,362

29%

1,628
students

Female
62%
994

Male
38%
634

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Germany
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alexander Akulli
Director of International Studies
864 503-5769
aakulli@uscupstate.edu

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