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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
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
471 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
From University of South Carolina Aiken

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,042/ 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
$7,226/ 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
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

ABOUT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT USC AIKEN

The School of Business Administration at the University Of South Carolina Aiken focuses on creating a caring learning environment in its accredited undergraduate program. The program prepares students to meet the dynamic global, technological, and ethical challenges of a business and society.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,671Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
673
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Stressed
    40%
  • Enjoining life
    32%
  • Bored and stressed
    12%
  • Bored
    8%
  • Fun-filled
    8%

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.48 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Affordable
    44%
  • Encouraging
    26%
  • Great
    18%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Fun and Enjoyable
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    39%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

    University of South Carolina Aiken Reviews

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    I absolutely love it! The classes are smaller than average so professors can teach more effectively and take time to make sure that students understand the material. The professors, administrators, and staff are very approachable and will do their best to help with any problems you may have
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    It was really good for my first semester as a USC Aiken student-athlete. All the coaches and professors show me good examples and show me how to be a better person day by day, teaching me and supporting me in every decision that I had in my first semester far from home. I would like to thank you all the staff in the dorms to help me as well with any problem that I had during this semester! I am glad to be back this Spring to finish my first year in this great institution.
    There's so many new things going on. I was surprised coming from out of state, but I love it. I'm a big sports fan so seeing a nationally ranked basketball and baseball team is great.

    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!