Voorhees College

481 Porter Dr, Denmark, United States
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Overview of Voorhees College

About this school

Voorhees, founded in 1897, is a church-affiliated, historically black college. Its 350-acre campus is located in Denmark, 55 miles south of Columbia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:468
    • Men:215 (45.9%)
    • Women:253 (54.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Voorhees College 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:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
7

Examinations Required


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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
213 Wiggins Drive|PO Box 678
City, State, Zip
Denmark, SC  29042
Phone
(803) 780-1030
Fax
(803) 793-5773
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
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
Secondary school GPA required for freshmen
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
50% of 2,776 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 1,644 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 1,132 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
138 (10%) of 1,389 admitted students enrolled
Women
76 (9%) of 849 admitted students enrolled
Men
62 (11%) of 540 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.00
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
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
15 average
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $12,630 (60.937952330406254%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,346 (35.443404419569625%)
  • Other Expences: - $750 (3.618643250024124%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Voorhees College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003455
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
201 (83.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
194 (96.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
194 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$7,569
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 187 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,341
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 175 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,683
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 13 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (19.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,844

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
813 (95.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
791 (97.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
783 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$7,449
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 728 (93.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,805
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 710 (90.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,288
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 61 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
65 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,582

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
98%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$13,383
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
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


39

Part-Time Faculty


5

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
300
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


Voorhees College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


18.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


32.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (8)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,487

Nearest Metropolitan Area


350 acres

Environment


Rural community

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
50 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Bus Station
Denmark
Nearest Train Station
Denmark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


30%

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
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Voorhees College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


14% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


452

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
468
Women
253
Men
215

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources