University of South Carolina-Upstate

800 University Way, Spartanburg, United States
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Overview of University of South Carolina-Upstate

About this school

USC-Spartanburg, founded in 1967, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, the Mary Black School of Nursing, and the Schools of Business Administration & Economics and Education. Its 298-acre campus is located in Spartanburg, 95 miles northeast of Columbia.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,594
    • Men:NotReported Men (%NotReported)
    • Women:NotReported Women (%NotReported)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of South Carolina Upstate 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
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
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 University Way
City, State, Zip
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999
Phone
(864) 503-5246
Fax
(864) 503-5201
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
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
College preparatory courses required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
56% of 3,633 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 2,494 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 1,139 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,027 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.66
375 And Above
1%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
30%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
14%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
29%
• Score 6 - 11
2%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,160|Out-of-state: $22,158 (46.05%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,142 (33.6%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,600 (6.6%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,330 (13.74%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of South Carolina Upstate accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 9 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 006951
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
737 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
641 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
640 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
37 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$10,456
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 452 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,740
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 489 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,193
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 576 (90.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
24 (3.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,708

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,576 (85.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,183 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,133 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$9,733
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,187 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,210
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,448 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,046
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,529 (48.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
112 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,701

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,163
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
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, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
First-Generation College Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,041

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


246

Part-Time Faculty


205

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


35%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# 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
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
450
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, 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


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Science
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


37,401

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Charlotte

Campus Size


330 acres

Weather


Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Spartanburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rifles
School Colors
Green, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of South Carolina Upstate offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, african-american association, campus activity board, student nurses association, student government association, impact

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


Not reported

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,594
Women
0
Men
0

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 28.1% Black/African-American
  • 4.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 56.4% White
  • 4.4% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 20 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources