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
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
University of South Carolina - Upstate is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

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
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for University of South Carolina - Upstate

Cost

Net Price
$14,123/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,795/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,839/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,682/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,881/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,849/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,251Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    43%
  • Average
    30%
  • Inspiring
    16%
  • Driven
    9%
  • Failure
    2%

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.80 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Motivating
    36%
  • Adequate
    23%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    23%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    14%
  • Disappointing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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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In terms of academics, USC Upstate is an excellent school. Our professors are top-notch, especially the ones who teach within specific majors. We have so many available resources for help, it's overwhelming! The IT people, librarians, Student Success Center, and tutoring services ensure you will not fail in your studies if you seek help. The campus is pretty diverse, so anyone could feel at home here. The only thing is that commuters may not feel as apart of the culture as the residential students.
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I am currently a freshman at the University of South Carolina Upstate. From the professors, to the beautiful scenery Upstate is a wonderful campus all around. There is always something to get involved in. There are two great dorms to be able to pick from. Luckily, I get to live with two of my bestfriends. We are looking forward to moving into the newest campus apartments right across from campus next year! The food is always excellent. There are three restaurants on campus to choose from. Sub connection, Holy Habanaros, and Sandellas. (Subs, Mexican, and pizza/sandwiches.) The campus is all around beautiful. There are multiple areas to go sit and have lunch outside or play in one of the fields. There is also a "hammock park," where you can set your hammocks or enos up on a sunny day.
USC Upstate is a great school if you are looking for a not so big school. It is a really nice campus to look at when you walk around and the academics have been pretty good so far so no complaints there. The party scene is ridiculous! If you want to go to party and kickbacks, Upstate definitely have those and they are crazy! Downsides I would have to say are the walking, there is so much walking to class. The food is also downside, going into the cafe you might be a little disappointed. Other than those little things Upstate is a great school to attend!