Winthrop, WU

Winthrop University

701 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, United States
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  • Total Documents
    123
  • Class Notes
    99
  • Textbook Notes
    11
  • Study Guides
    13
  • Currently Enrolled
    397
  • Previously Enrolled
    242

Overview of Winthrop University (Winthrop, WU)

About this school

Winthrop is a public university. Founded in 1886 as a teacher training school for women, it adopted coeducation in 1974. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts. Its 418-acre campus is located in Rock Hill, 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,014
    • Men:1,522 Men (30.4%)
    • Women:3,492 Women (69.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Winthrop, WU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Winthrop University 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
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 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
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
701 Oakland Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Phone
(803) 323-2191
Fax
(803) 323-2137
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$40
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
Required for some freshmen
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
73% of 4,573 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 3,225 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 1,348 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,372 (41%) of 3,356 admitted students enrolled
Women
955 (39%) of 2,420 admitted students enrolled
Men
417 (45%) of 936 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.98
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
531 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Winthrop, WU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,350|Out-of-state: $29,266 (54.23%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,740 (30.88%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.24%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,014 (10.65%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Winthrop University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003456
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
975 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
833 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
832 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
115 (13.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$14,033
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 826 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,360
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 653 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,509
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 92 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
136 (13.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,948

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,884 (86.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,390 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,380 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
443 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$13,569
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,112 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,187
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,702 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,450
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 355 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
566 (12.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,788

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,147
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
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, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,987

Academics & Instruction (Winthrop, WU)

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


282

Part-Time Faculty


279

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


44%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% 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: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 35% 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
686,753
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
620
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


Winthrop University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.1%

Programs & Majors (Winthrop, WU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (19)


  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Winthrop, WU)

Location & Geography

Population


68,094

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Charlotte

Campus Size


456 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte, N.C.
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte, N.C.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

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


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Garnet and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Winthrop University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, association of ebonites, wu crew, greek life, digiorgio student union, campus ministries

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,488

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,014
Women
3,492
Men
1,522

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 29.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.4% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


1.4% from 69 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,059

Student Resources (Winthrop, WU)

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