University of South Carolina—Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

University of South Carolina—Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$11,583

$23,085

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
460
75th
540
25th
440
75th
21
25th
15
75th
20
25th
16
75th
21
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,611
Declined 1,774
Total Received 4,385
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Public

6,732

undergraduate students

689

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1967, University of South Carolina—Upstate 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 7,421
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
460
75th
540
25th
440
75th
21
25th
15
75th
20
25th
16
75th
21
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,611
Declined 1,774
Total Received 4,385

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

74%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,261

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,208
Housing $5,320
Food $3,321
Additional fees $375
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $21,824
Average Financial Aid - $7,261
Total with Avg. Aid $14,563

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,275,479
State $1,418,647
Institutional
Other external $1,200
Total $13,695,326

Non-need-based

Federal $72,860
State $9,999,056
Institutional $765,306
Other external $21,600
Total $10,858,822

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big South Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Statistics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
General Studies. yes
History, General. yes
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other. yes
Information Resources Management. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering. yes
Medical Informatics. yes
Music, Other. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes

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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

7,421

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

6,732
students

Female
66%
4,449

Male
34%
2,283

9%

689
students

Female
85%
586

Male
15%
103

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

4,972
students

Female
68%
3,358

Male
32%
1,614

26%

1,760
students

Female
62%
1,091

Male
38%
669

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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
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

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