The University of South Carolina (USC) Aiken is well-known for it's top ranking each year by US News and World Report as the #1 Public College in the South. USC Aiken was honored with that ranking again for 2019.
USC Aiken provides all of the benefits of a large university, but does it in a small, caring setting. Students get individual attention in very small class sizes (average 15) from faculty who are invested in their future. Majors span the traditional to cutting-edge with many new programs of study recently added in high-demand career areas.
Outside the classroom, USC Aiken has a rich campus life. Students live on campus in spacious apartments designed to provide for productive study space and offer great social and recreational opportunities. USC Aiken Pacer Athletics (11 NCAA sports) provide athletes and fans with the chance to see highly competitive games and matches in our first-rate facilities. The campus offers 100+ clubs including 14 fraternities and sororities.
University of South Carolina Aiken Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
University of South Carolina Aiken Reviews
My favorite is the professors. They seem to care about me and my classmates. I feel like I am getting everything a big university offers, but in a place where I am not just a number. Most of my classes have less than 20 people.
I was worried about tuition, but the tuition here is comparable to my home state and I was fortunate to receive aid. Everyone has been super friendly. I live in a great on campus apartment, have made a lot of friends, and even got invited to my roommate's family home for the holidays. I really do love it here and am so happy I chose Aiken. I didn't know all that much about the school going in, but it definitely worked out great!
The campus is a beautiful sight to see. One of the better things about this campus is that it is not too large, which makes it easier to get to class on time.
Something that I do like is the education, but I would like to make some minor changes. Such as class availability, some classes aren’t available in a window that I see suitable, whether that be a time or a class not being available for a whole semester.
Reiterating my original point, my overall experience at this university has been a mostly positive one.