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ACCEPTANCE RATE

58.13%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

97%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

16:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

20

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$6,939

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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University of South Carolina – Upstate

300 College St NE, Orangeburg, SC

University of South Carolina - Upstate is a public institution located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately 5,500 students are enrolled per year at University of South Carolina - Upstate.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the school. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to University of South Carolina - Upstate. Scores in a range of 18 - 22 on the ACT or 1300 - 1560 on the SAT are recommended to increase your chances for getting accepted. This school admits approximately 60 percent of students applying. Of those students accepted, about 44 percent registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at University of South Carolina - Upstate varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $11,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $21,000 per year. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,800 per year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

The University of South Carolina - Upstate "Spartans" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students who would like to view more about this school may take a look at their website at www.uscupstate.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of South Carolina – Upstate accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of South Carolina – Upstate is about 6,200, with undergraduate students making up about 98% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$15,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $45 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $11,000-$13,000
    • Out-of-State: $23,000-$27,250
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $470-$560 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $950-$1,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$7,805
Receiving Student Loans73%$6,483
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of South Carolina – Upstate may offer student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1988)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of South Carolina – Upstate is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big South Conference)
  • Basketball (Big South Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Health and Clinical Professions

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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