University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, SC
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
64%
36%
student ratio
3,374
total students
Tuition Cost $10,164 | $20,364
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $10,964
August 1
fall application deadline
60%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
21
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • 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.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      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.
  • 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
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,177
    • Accepted1,318
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled3,374
    • Female Applicants1,407
    • Females Accepted866
    • Female Acceptance Rate61%
    • Male Applicants770
    • Males Accepted452
    • Male Acceptance Rate58%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $45
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.75
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,164
    • Out-of-state tuition *$20,364
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$338
    • Room and board *$7,592
    • Room only *$4,942
    • * 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 tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$10,964
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$10,692
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$13,392
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,164
    • Average Grant Aid:$1,866
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$6,751
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 61%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 17%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,374
    • Male Student Percentage36%
    • Female Student Percentage64%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.34%
    • Black or African American26.86%
    • White or Caucasian57.87%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.54%
    • Asian.96%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races3.96%
    • Unknown or International Student1.25%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.15% representing 30 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students11% 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 27%
  • 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 No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations National Society of Leadership and Success, Pacer Fanatics, Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Phi Mu
  • 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 II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 1 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty295
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 2,911 students to 200 faculty

Location & Contact

471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
USA

Mr.Andrew Hendrix

Director of Admissions

Phone: 803-641-3366
Fax: 803-641-3727
Email: admit@usca.edu

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