University of South Carolina-Aiken

471 University Pkwy, Aiken, United States
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Overview of University of South Carolina-Aiken

About this school

USC-Aiken, founded in 1961, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 354-acre campus is located in Aiken, 15 miles from Augusta, Ga.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,354
    • Men:1,192 Men (35.5%)
    • Women:2,162 Women (64.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of South Carolina Aiken is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
471 University Parkway
City, State, Zip
Aiken, SC 29801
Phone
(803) 641-3366
Fax
(803) 641-3727
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 3,075 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 2,026 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 1,049 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
916 (56%) of 1,628 admitted students enrolled
Women
587 (55%) of 1,059 admitted students enrolled
Men
329 (58%) of 569 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.81
375 And Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
507 average |450-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,502|Out-of-state: $20,702 (43.07%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,592 (31.13%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,706 (7.0%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,586 (18.81%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of South Carolina Aiken accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003449
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
616 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
444 (72.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
438 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
83 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,184
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 421 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,334
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 282 (64.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,142
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 62 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
32 (5.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,303

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,815 (99.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,986 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,951 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
318 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,155
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,668 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,841
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,499 (76.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,071
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 185 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
158 (5.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,163

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,739
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,769

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


156

Part-Time Faculty


132

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
647,023
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
550
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of South Carolina Aiken provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


35.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (20)


  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


29,884

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Columbia

Campus Size


453 acres

Weather


Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Aiken
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Denmark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


27% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


73%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Pacer
School Colors
Cardinal, white, and navy blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of South Carolina Aiken offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national society of leadership and success, pacer fanatics, alpha omicron pi, zeta tau alpha, phi mu

Sororities


9% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,718

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,354
Women
2,162
Men
1,192

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 28.6% Black/African-American
  • 4.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.3% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


3.1% from 29 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


152

Student Resources

Study resources