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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
About University of South Carolina - Upstate...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
From University of South Carolina - Upstate

Founded in 1967, the University of South Carolina Upstate is one of the nation’s top public regional universities. What began as a commitment to helping the state avoid a nursing shortage has matured into a more than $500 million annual impact on South Carolina.

Located in Spartanburg County, near the crossroads of interstates 85 and 26, USC Upstate is positioned at the center of an international business hub between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. We are a major producer of talent for the region, boasting more than 6,000 students, 1,300 new graduates per year, and about 30,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in South Carolina.

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

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
920-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$14,730/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,649/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,583Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,192
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    39%
  • Average
    27%
  • Inspiring
    14%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Failure
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

    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.87 responses
    Poll
    51%
    of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.100 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 51 responses
    Report
    • Motivating
      33%
    • Adequate
      22%
    • A small campus with a grand accreditation
      22%
    • Exceeds Expectations
      12%
    • Disappointing
      6%
    • Home away from home
      4%
    • Underrated
      2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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    University of South Carolina - Upstate Reviews

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    My experience with USC Upstate has been educational, exciting and full of opportunities where I have met and engaged with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. USC Upstate is part of a great University of South Carolina network of schools throughout South Carolina, but this particular campus of about 6000 students is the perfect fit for me. I love it here and encourage anyone interested in a great education at a campus that feels like home to join us here at USC Upstate!
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    I LOVE UPSTATE. i am returning to USC Upstate in the Fall of 2019 after a year break for health reasons. During my 2 weeks there, everyone made me feel like i was home. The professors were very understanding about my health, the cafe staff was very considerate about my allergies and my RA was very helpful when i needed stuff in my dorm. I also had a bomb roommate. She was very friendly and was always there to help me when i needed it. Now, in high school i barely like going to class because they were so long and boring. But when i got to Upstate? i loved going to class. The professors kept me engaged and did they best to make the classes not all about lecture. i enjoyed the walks to class and around the campus. i certainly cannot wait to get back to school!
    I love how personal the classroom is. There are small class sizes, which makes it easier to learn and participate. It also makes it easier to ask questions and contact the professors, because they already know who you are!