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
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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

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
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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
2,831Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
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%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

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%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ 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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The University of South Carolina Aiken is a great, small, local school for students interested in an intimate education. Teachers are great when it comes to communication for classes, although all teachers are different! You will definitely not be disappointed!
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One of the most exciting part of winter break, 2016, was visiting, University of South Carolina’s campus. Although I will be starting my college experience, fall 2018, it was my first time out of five times going on USCA’s campus tour. My first experience was fun and exciting, the tour guide had a sense of humor and seemed to know every important detail there was to known about this amazing school. This fourth year student was a psychology major, which gave me a heads up and helpful tips, being that I’m going to major in that specific field. The campus was small and people friendly, my favorite spot is the student lounge, with its comfy sofa chairs, pool table, food court and highly convenient bookstore. I am looking forward to starting my freshman year off great, and enjoying my time in USCA’s student lounge.
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Stephanie Lopez
Usc Aiken is a very good school. Despite the minor personal issues I’ve encountered with some of the faculty members, it’s overall great. You’ll revive a great education as all of the teachers there have their PhD’s, everyone’s willing to help when you need it, they provide LOTS of tutoring opportunities (for FREE), and so much more. With this school being in the small city of Aiken, it also gives great opportunity to venture out to places like the mall in Augusta (which is 30 minutes away) or to downtown Aiken, or maybe even Atlanta for the weekend (which is a little farther, but still somewhere fun to go).