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University of South Carolina Upstate

  • Spartanburg, SC
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 5,224
    total students
  • $9,748 | $19,776
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 56%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 482
    sat math
  • 473
    sat reading
  • 457
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
      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.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      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.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      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
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nonprofit Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

56% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,971
    • Accepted1,690
    • Acceptance Rate56%
    • Enrolled5,224
    • Female Applicants2,039
    • Females Accepted1,146
    • Female Acceptance Rate56%
    • Male Applicants932
    • Males Accepted544
    • Male Acceptance Rate58%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      college preparatory courses
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.70
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 473 430 518
    • SAT Math 482 440 520
    • SAT Writing 457 410 500
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,748
    • Out-of-state tuition *$19,776
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$450.00
    • Room and board *$7,475.00
    • Room only *$4,590.00
    • * 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 offeredDeferred payments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionSenior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,224
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.41%
    • Black or African American27.07%
    • White or Caucasian55.74%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian1.91%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.02%
    • Two or more races8.35%
    • Unknown4.15%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.15% representing 16 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 19%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations African-American Association, Campus Activity Board, Student Nurses Association, Student Government Association, Impact
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Other campus security cameras

Athletics

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

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty416
    • Full-time Percentage49%
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Female Percentage55%
    • Male Percentage45%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 4,685 students to 273 faculty

Location & Contact

University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999
USA

Ms.Donette Stewart

Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Phone: 864-503-5280
Fax: 864-503-5727
Email: dstewart@uscupstate.edu



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