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
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
South Carolina State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
95%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
680-840
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
$18,588/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,477/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,594/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,455/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,665/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,620/ year

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
2,303Undergrads
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
Report
  • 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
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
48%
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
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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.
Growing up in a small town with little to do ,one have a tendency to dream through the eye of their older role models. It was never a vision to choose SCSU and become an educator, however seeing the enjoyment desire and the love through the eyes of my brother prepared me come to terms that this as well has been my hopes and dreams. My journey now is to make sure that SCSU would be the another chapter of my life dream that will become a reality. I know now that there is no other university that can prepare me more for future endeavors. It is now up to me to reach my goals, display and embrace my interest ,enjoy my hobbies during what will be amazing years at SCSU