University of South Carolina - Aiken Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
University of South Carolina - Aiken Reviews
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.
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.