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South Carolina State University
  • 4 Year
  • ORANGEBURG, SC

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

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South Carolina State is a public university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. As a historically black college, SC State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,781 undergraduate students. The South Carolina State acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Biology, Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 30% of students, South Carolina State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,300.

About

300 COLLEGE ST NE
ORANGEBURG, SC 29117
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About South Carolina State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

South Carolina State University Rankings

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SC State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
800-1000
ACT Range
14-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,022 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,438 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,781 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
239
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Socialible
    44%
  • Blessed
    32%
  • Optimistic.
    9%
  • Tenacious
    9%
  • Noisy
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 97 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Growing
    32%
  • Interesting
    30%
  • Though many want us to falter, we still rise.
    24%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Big on academics, horrible financial aid.
    3%
  • Huge Party School and average academics
    3%
  • Insufferable self-motivating institution
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 34 responses

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