University of South Carolina -- Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

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.

University of South Carolina -- Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

Tuition & Fees

$11,868

$23,536

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
41%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
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
45%
12-17
36%
6-11
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
48%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
57%
12-17
29%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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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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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,306
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
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
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 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
41%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
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
45%
12-17
36%
6-11
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
48%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
57%
12-17
29%

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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

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

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

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,830.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,868
Room $6,540
Board $3,244
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $23,252
Average Financial Aid - $9,830
Total with Avg. Aid $13,422
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

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

Daniel Feig (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South 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
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
History
Informatics
Information Management/Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
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

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 Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
29%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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

Transfer Admissions

65%

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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 86
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Germany
Italy
Mexico
Thailand
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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