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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 2,282 undergraduate students. The South Carolina State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Biology, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Graduating 38% of students, South Carolina State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,300.
About South Carolina State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
300 College St NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117
Website
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South Carolina State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
680-873
ACT Range
14-17
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,058/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,333/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,254/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,016/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,665/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,620/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.62 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,282Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Socialible
    43%
  • Blessed
    36%
  • Optimistic.
    11%
  • Tenacious
    7%
  • Noisy
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Growing
    34%
  • Interesting
    31%
  • Though many want us to falter, we still rise.
    31%
  • Insufferable self-motivating institution
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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I love attending SC State. The atmosphere is very much like home, but academics and safety are certainly at the forefront of the campuses focus. With the various things to do on campus, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to do off campus. Though that may seem unattractive to some, I think it allows the students to be closer knit with one another and forced us to make connections with people outside of our majors and graduating class. SCSU is the place to be, and with over 30 successfully maintained majors, it can be for anyone that would want to become a Bulldog!
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Once I step foot onto South Carolina State University campus, I knew then and there it was the right college for me! The professors take their time out to assist you with any work and student activities are amazing! It is always something going on around campus. You’re never bored, lots of entertainment, new people, and new environment. I love State! It’s an outstanding school and I would love to be an Alumni of this University!
South Carolina State University is a environment rich with scholastics, diversity, and community based morals. Before becoming a student, I encountered the excitement of a football game at this historically black college. Students, alumnus, and even parents were all there with the same positive energy and enthusiasm. After becoming a student, I was able to fully experience what the university has to offer. The staff and administration work tirelessly to ensure the wellbeing of all their students academically, professionally and even emotionally. The curriculum and field based experiences are all set to better aid students in beginning, continuing, or changing their career. Resources that are offered, such as the career center, help in this process as well. South Carolina State University is definitely a university I would recommend to any student no matter what background they come from.