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
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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

University of South Carolina - Aiken 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
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1080
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
$13,318/ 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
    $10,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,276/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,552/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,828/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,149/ 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
2,594Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
48%
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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USC Aiken is a mixed bag of scenes. While it is not the most challenging school and has some issues with poor management and arguable student corruption, it's amazing professors and great connections coupled with a hidden party scene makes for an experience. Going to USC Aiken will at the very least be a memorable experience. Although the classes aren't particularly challenging the, if you show aptitude in a subject the professors will work with you as much as possible. Many of the professors have credentials that over qualify them for their positions and are artful in sharing their skill, knowledge, and connections, with students. Aside from that, the campus facilities and such are average. Athletics are inconsequential here unless you play women's basket ball, rugby, or ride horses. Worst of all is the student life and government organizations, which are hated almost universally and considered by many to be corrupt.
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.