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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,465/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,720/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,506/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,956/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,970/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,896/ 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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,594Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
43%
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
42%
National
49%
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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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.
My experience at USCA has been amazing so far, I enjoy most of my professors and have had fun on campus. USCA has given me a chance to become the person I am today, as I have been attending this school I felt as those I have became a better person by interacting with different cultures and races of people. The campus is clean, family-orientated, and the student life is great. The student life is the best part about the campus because there is always something that is for everyone, which means that no matter what you enjoy or what your hobbies are there is something on campus that will fit you. The work load for most classes is average because the professors are considerate and do care about you and provide people with the best help they can give which I think makes the school even better. The dorms and housing on campus are basically average but the dorms allow us to feel like we are on our own as we have our individual freedom and can express ourselves in our spaces.