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South Carolina State University
  • 4 Year
  • ORANGEBURG, SC

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  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 1,958 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Carolina State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 35% 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
66%
Application Deadline
May 31
SAT Range
840-990
ACT Range
15-17
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,007 / 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
$10,304 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,958 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
197
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Socialible
    41%
  • Blessed
    32%
  • Optimistic.
    9%
  • Tenacious
    9%
  • Noisy
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 96 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Growing
    33%
  • Interesting
    28%
  • Though many want us to falter, we still rise.
    25%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • 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
35%
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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