B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
University of South Carolina - Aiken is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of South Carolina - Aiken

Cost

Net Price
$12,887/ 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
    $13,112/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,575/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,127/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,550/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,399/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Stressed
    42%
  • Enjoining life
    29%
  • Bored and stressed
    13%
  • Bored
    8%
  • Fun-filled
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Affordable
    44%
  • Encouraging
    25%
  • Great
    19%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Fun and Enjoyable
    6%

After University of South Carolina - Aiken

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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University of South Carolina - Aiken Reviews

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FANTASTIC military support office! They will bend over backwards to help you out where they can- especially Rob and Liz. The school seems to be in a transitional state- so the different financial offices constantly get paperwork messed up. The teachers are generally fantastic BUT the policy of attendance means that if you are ahead in a particular class, you cannot miss it our they will start dropping your grade by a letter for each absence. Tuition keeps rising as well so they can purchase giant horse states and build a bridge I will never use.
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This university provides a close knit environment, while providing many opportunities for students to become involved. The student-teacher ratio is comfortable, and also provides a way for students to build that relationship with their teacher in order to learn better. The faculty and staff is amazing and help students succeed in any way they can. However, I do believe some changes could be made. I believe that with the number of incoming students increasing, more faculty should be hired to make more class options available to students. This also evens out the number of classes teachers have to teach. The school should also look into providing more classroom space for these incoming students and classes. This way, they do not have to wait until later on in their college careers to take their basic classes, which helps their schedules out tremendously. I feel that the money the school spends should be spent on this and not frivolous things.
The setting of the school is wonderful. The campus is beautiful and the students are very open and nice. I was a transfer student here and it has been a nice transition from one small school to another. I love the professors and overall the school is wonderful. Even though all of these things are positive, I have had quite a few problems with advisers and found them to be very rude and unhelpful! One even told me that it wasn't possible for me to get into graduate school, but I am a sophomore and have plenty of time to get my GPA up to apply to grad school.