C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
South Carolina State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
300 College St NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117
Website

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
85%
SAT Scores Range
730-900
ACT Scores Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for South Carolina State University

Cost

Net Price
$18,315/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,033/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,972/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,881/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,755/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,441/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.59 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Blessed
    40%
  • Socialible
    40%
  • Optimistic.
    12%
  • Noisy
    4%
  • Tenacious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Growing
    35%
  • Interesting
    35%
  • Though many want us to falter, we still rise.
    27%
  • Insufferable self-motivating institution
    4%

After South Carolina State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

South Carolina State University Reviews

863 reviews
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My experience at South Carolina State University is different in many ways. From graduating from a prominently white high school, surrounding myself of people of the same race makes the environment much different. From the music, the way people dress and also the different slang that is used through friendly chatter. Another element of this experience is the professors from never having a African American or foreign teacher classroom settings in some cases are different from back home. Classes are more intractable and sociable with there also being order in the classroom from the professor making the classroom setting much enjoyable.
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My experience at South Carolina State University has been a little more than expected. When I was a senior in High School, I honestly didn't have my eyes on South Carolina State until the second semester. I thought I made my college choice well before graduation creeped up on me and South Carolina State was really my last choice. However, after experiencing my first semester at South Carolina State, I can honestly say that if I had to make a choice while having the prior knowledge about SC State this would have been my first choice. Since day one, the people I encountered has made my transition to college from high school a whole lot easy. I've been guided from the students, the administration, and all the way to my professors in the right path. The people at this institution proves that the youth of this generation will do great things.
I love my University. It's family-oriented and holds people to a higher standard. Sometimes, I feel like they just let anyone in, but after these people are grilled by a professor they take a shining to, they either barely make it through, make room for someone else to take their place, or pull through strong come their junior year. There are support systems here. Our office of financial aid can use some serious help, though. I understand that catering to freshmen is important, but in doing so, they disrespect and neglect their upperclassmen, often leaving us out to dry. They also don't mention certain funds/scholarships that should be readily available to the student that needs just a little extra help. The food is... Okay. I just wish they would stop raising tuition just to give us the same stuff they've been giving us without improvement.