SCSU, SC State

South Carolina State University

300 College Street Northeast, Orangeburg, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    25
  • Previously Enrolled
    38

Overview of South Carolina State University (SCSU, SC State)

About this school

South Carolina State, founded in 1896, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Applied Professional Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, and Engineering Technology and Sciences. Its 147-acre campus is located in Orangeburg, 40 miles east of Columbia.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,529
    • Men:1,276 (50.5%)
    • Women:1,253 (49.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (SCSU, SC State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to South Carolina State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 College Street Northeast
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, SC  29117-0001
Phone
(803) 536-7185
Fax
(803) 536-8990
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 31
Application Fee
$25
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
-
Financial Need
-

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
86% of 2,847 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 1,670 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 1,177 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
628 (26%) of 2,455 admitted students enrolled
Women
315 (22%) of 1,452 admitted students enrolled
Men
313 (31%) of 1,003 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.85
375 And Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
29%

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
Sat Critical Reading
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
16 average |14-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
3%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
75%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SCSU, SC State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,740|Out-of-state: $21,120
  • Room & Board: - $9,890 (49.72347913524384%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (10.055304172951232%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $8,000 (40.221216691804926%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


South Carolina State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003446
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SCSU, SC State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


137

Part-Time Faculty


54

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


58%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% 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


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
531,259

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
600
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors (SCSU, SC State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences, Family and consumer sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (30)


  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Home Economics Education
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (SCSU, SC State)

Location & Geography

Population


13,850

Nearest Metropolitan Area


160 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Bus Station
Orangeburg
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Columbia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

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
Alma Mater'
School Colors
Garnet and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


South Carolina State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, campus activity board, naacp, united voices of christ, student media

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,282

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,529
Women
1,253
Men
1,276

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.4% Asian
  • 96.2% Black/African-American
  • 0.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 2.3% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


0.2% from 13 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


376

Student Resources (SCSU, SC State)

Study resources