B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A-
South University - Columbia is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
9 Science Court
Columbia, SC 29203

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for South University - Columbia

Cost

Net Price
$22,003/ 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
    $22,166/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,268/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,812/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,913/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
536Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
71%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
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After South University - Columbia

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
15%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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South University is a wonderful environment for adult students. They understand that along with trying to better our lives, we also may have children at home.
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I've been with South University since 2010, very close to the time I delivered my daughter. I started with online classes and they were very understanding of any time that I missed due to my newborn. Since then, it has been a difficult run, but rewarding. Yes, the college is expensive and there are teachers/staff that are not so helpful, but what college isn't like that? South University has been the most helpful college I've been to (coming from 3 different colleges). I am about to start my second degree with South, and I am excited!
South University-Columbia has a great reputation in the hospitals around the area, with the BSN graduates they produce.