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South Carolina State University

  • Orangeburg, SC
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 2,937
    total students
  • $7,290 | $17,058
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • July 31
    fall application deadline
  • 91%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 404
    sat math
  • 398
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 16
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agribusiness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural Business and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

91% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,999
    • Accepted1,838
    • Acceptance Rate91%
    • Enrolled2,937
    • Female Applicants1,128
    • Females Accepted1,052
    • Female Acceptance Rate93%
    • Male Applicants871
    • Males Accepted786
    • Male Acceptance Rate90%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.94
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen July 31st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 31st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 398 360 430
    • SAT Math 404 360 440
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 16 14 17
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$7,290
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,058
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,798.00
    • Room and board *$9,402.00
    • Room only *$6,300.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,937
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.55%
    • Black or African American93.33%
    • White or Caucasian4.1%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.09%
    • Asian.66%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races.06%
    • Unknown.92%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.26% representing 21 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students17% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 60%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, Campus Activity Board, NAACP, United Voices of Christ, student media
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No Division B Yes
    • Golf No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty265
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,100 students to 265 faculty

Location & Contact

300 College Street Northeast
SC 29117-0001

Mr.Justin Pearson

Director of Admissions

Phone: 803-536-7186
Fax: 803-536-8990
Email: admissions@scsu.edu



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