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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    C+
University of South Carolina - Sumter is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
200 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150
From University of South Carolina - Sumter

USC Sumter is located in the heart of the state, about 45 miles east of the capital of Columbia, South Carolina. With an enrollment of about 1,000 per academic year, USC Sumter confers two-year associate's degrees and offers baccalaureate degree programs in business through USC Aiken and education through USC Upstate. Through Palmetto College, students can choose from fourteen bachelor’s degrees that can be completed on the USC Sumter campus. The university has been named "Best University" for the past 16 years and is a Military Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly institution.

USC Sumter students move forward, whether that means continuing on to a four-year university, finding meaningful work in a promising field, or just knowing the next step. Every student at USC Sumter is an individual and the number one goal is to help you succeed.

University of South Carolina - Sumter Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
815-1035
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$9,639/ 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
    $7,083/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,019/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,970/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,851/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,646/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
490Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
13%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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I recently received my Associates degree from the University of South Carolina at Sumter. I am a first generation college student, which means that I am the first in my family to attend college. I was a lost freshman who stumbled into OSP (Opportunity Scholars Program) there on the USC Sumter campus, and was instantly welcomed with open arms. The staff is outstanding, the best I have seen. They guided me through my entire first two years on the campus. I highly reccommend joining the program. They offer free use of the computer labs, printing, acedemic advising, peer coaches and even TUTORING. The other faculty and staff on campus are completely welcoming and the whole campus is like a big family. The campus is small, but I do not regret my years at USC Sumter one bit!
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When I first entered USC Sumter I wasn’t ready for college. It wasn’t my first initial choice. The campus is small, but also very interpersonal. You get to know your professors by name and then some. They are concerned about your well being inside and outside the classroom. I learned how to network and gained new relationships and network opportunities. The staff helps you throughout the semester. I would recommend USC Sumter, for friends, military and one who haven’t been in college for quite some time. The campus is friendly and the cost is very affordable.
A good school to start out at, but be prepared to do nothing. Only 4 or 5 sports teams and the only major club is the eSports (video gaming) club. Only one place to get food (Student Union Building), and pretty small campus. No dorms although you can live at the USC main campus in dorms. Over all the students and faculty are really nice.