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University of South Carolina Aiken
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  • 4 Year
  • AIKEN, 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
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

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 ranking as as top public college each year by US News and World Report. USC Aiken was honored with that ranking again for 2022 for the 24th year in a row!

USC Aiken provides all of the benefits of a large university, but in a personal 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 (10 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.

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University of South Carolina Aiken Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
56%
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

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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%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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 ENGINEERING AT USC AIKEN

The Mechanical Engineering degree in the College of Sciences and Engineering at the University of South Carolina Aiken focuses on creating an small team learning environment in its undergraduate program. The program prepares students for careers in this high-demand field and also helps students to meet the dynamic global, technological, and ethical challenges of engineering.

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
    24%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,585 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
667
Undergrads Over 25
13%
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
No data available  
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

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