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University of South Carolina - Upstate
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  • 4 Year
  • SPARTANBURG, SC

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

800 UNIVERSITY WAY
SPARTANBURG, SC 29303
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
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.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$15,838 / 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
$8,145 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 80 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 80 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,637 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,216
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
  • It depends on the major
    40%
  • Average
    27%
  • Inspiring
    13%
  • Driven
    10%
  • Failure
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 90 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Motivating
    31%
  • Adequate
    22%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    20%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    13%
  • Disappointing
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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