5,594
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,733
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
55
55%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of South Carolina Upstate is a Comprehensive institution located in Spartanburg, SC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC  29303
United States
Contact Ms. Donette Stewart
Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services
Email: dstewart@uscupstate.edu
Phone: 864-503-5280
Fax: 864-503-5727

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
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 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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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services 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

3,633
Applied
2,027
Accepted
5,594
Enrolled
56%
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Female Admissions

2,494
Females Applied
1,403
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,139
Males Applied
624
Males Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
2.66
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: College preparatory courses

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 18 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,208
In-state
22,710
Out-of-state
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Fees

480
Full-time student fees
9,480
Room & board
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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

Financial Aid

9,733
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,456
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,494
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,101
Avg. Loan Aid
1,701
Avg. Grant Aid
5,210
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
46%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
4%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,594
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
5%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American 27.43%
White or Caucasian 54.99%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 2.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 3.35%
Other 4.25%

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 16%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Premier Fall Kick-Off, Technology Fair and Angel Tree Program

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
African-American Association, Campus Activity Board, Student Nurses Association, Student Government Association and Impact

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus security cameras

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Faculty

451
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 246
Part-time - 205
Male - 182
Female - 267