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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    A-
USC Upstate is a public university located in Valley Falls, South Carolina in the Greenville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,476 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the USC Upstate acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 42% of students, USC Upstate alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
About University of South Carolina - Upstate...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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University of South Carolina - Upstate 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
55%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,446/ 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
    $12,067/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,357/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,786/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,342/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,773/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,476Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    40%
  • Average
    30%
  • Inspiring
    15%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Failure
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Motivating
    36%
  • Adequate
    23%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    21%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    13%
  • Disappointing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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I love that USC Upstate has diverse educational opportunities for students! Faculty and staff are very helpful and get back to you in a timely manner. The campus is pretty big and I haven’t gotten to see everything yet, but there are a ton of clubs and sports and groups that anyone could fit into. Diversity is so hard to come by and the University of South Carolina Upstate definitely has diversity!
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I graduated with my bachelors from this school, I loved my classes and thought my professors were really great. The class sizes are fairly small, so you definitely get to know your professor, and to ask question. The campus is super beautiful, they do a fantastic job of maintaining it, the foods great, and everyone is super nice. The wellness center is awesome, and they have a pool, and hot tub! I'm currently back for a certificate in teaching. Honestly, it's a great university, I am super glad I get to attend it!
The school is amazing! The professors are very helpful and are usually there to make sure you succeed! They are very open and understanding and try to help you do your best if they are able to advise in anyway. Also, the staff is great! They try to accommodate you if possible and try to help figure out any situation. One thing I would change is them answering the phone. After about 4 there is no response.