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  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 4,583 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the USC Upstate acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 43% 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

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
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,355/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,228/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,648/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,426/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,121/ 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
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,583Undergrads
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 49 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    39%
  • Average
    29%
  • Inspiring
    14%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • 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.85 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Motivating
    35%
  • Adequate
    22%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    22%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    12%
  • Disappointing
    6%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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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 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!
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!