B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of South Carolina - Upstate is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Scores Range
850-1040
ACT Scores Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of South Carolina - Upstate

Cost

Net Price
$14,597/ 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
    $14,025/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,561/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,415/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,588/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,748/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,218Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    43%
  • Average
    30%
  • Inspiring
    18%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Failure
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.76 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Motivating
    38%
  • Adequate
    23%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    23%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    13%
  • Disappointing
    5%

After University of South Carolina - Upstate

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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University of South Carolina - Upstate Reviews

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I am currently a freshman at the University of South Carolina Upstate. From the professors, to the beautiful scenery Upstate is a wonderful campus all around. There is always something to get involved in. There are two great dorms to be able to pick from. Luckily, I get to live with two of my bestfriends. We are looking forward to moving into the newest campus apartments right across from campus next year! The food is always excellent. There are three restaurants on campus to choose from. Sub connection, Holy Habanaros, and Sandellas. (Subs, Mexican, and pizza/sandwiches.) The campus is all around beautiful. There are multiple areas to go sit and have lunch outside or play in one of the fields. There is also a "hammock park," where you can set your hammocks or enos up on a sunny day.
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USC Upstate is a great school if you are looking for a not so big school. It is a really nice campus to look at when you walk around and the academics have been pretty good so far so no complaints there. The party scene is ridiculous! If you want to go to party and kickbacks, Upstate definitely have those and they are crazy! Downsides I would have to say are the walking, there is so much walking to class. The food is also downside, going into the cafe you might be a little disappointed. Other than those little things Upstate is a great school to attend!
My experience at University of South Carolina Upstate has been a challenging, yet exciting one! I am an online student, therefore, all of the courses I am enrolled in, are via Internet. Personally, I wish I had the open availability to attend actual classes on campus, but online has been very beneficial for me. I have had very intellectual, kind, and caring professors thus far. I am thankful for this! Over 80 percent of students are nervous or have some type of worry pertaining to online courses, yet the online professors at USC Upstate have made the materials and course content so easily accessible, as well as maintaining effective communication at ALL times. My beliefs regarding this university are all positive! My experience has been an amazing one. Honestly, I have enjoyed online courses, because I am not only learning and understanding the material, but I am also teaching it to myself, and finding out more about myself and how I engage and learn!