3,354
Students
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11,155
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
52
1628/3075
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

University of South Carolina Aiken is a Comprehensive institution located in Aiken, SC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC  29801-6309
United States
Contact Mr. Andrew Hendrix
Director of Admissions
Email: admit@usca.edu
Phone: 803-641-3366
Fax: 803-641-3727

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,075
Applied
1,628
Accepted
3,354
Enrolled
53%
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Female Admissions

2,026
Females Applied
1,059
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,049
Males Applied
569
Males Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.81
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 524 470 570
SAT Math 507 450 550
ACT Composite 20 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,398
In-state
20,856
Out-of-state
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Fees

362
Full-time student fees
7,766
Room & board
5,066
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,155
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,184
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,731
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,957
Avg. Loan Aid
2,163
Avg. Grant Aid
6,841
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,354
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.41%
Black or African American 27.64%
White or Caucasian 57.32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 4.11%
Other 1.65%

Gender

Male (35.54%)
Female (64.46%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Midnight Madness, Fall Fest and Homecoming Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
National Society of Leadership and Success, Pacer Fanatics, Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Mu

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

288
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 156
Part-time - 132
Male - 141
Female - 147