1,332 reviews
  1. Rock Hill, SC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  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
Winthrop University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Scores Range
940-1170
ACT Scores Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Winthrop University

Cost

Net Price
$15,856/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,770/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,547/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,473/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,663/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,354/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,421Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Every student is different in a good way.
    75%
  • Individual
    20%
  • Weird
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.96 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Liberal. There is a wide range of students
    48%
  • One of the most diverse campuses.
    26%
  • Overpriced
    12%
  • Girls, Gay, and African American.
    8%
  • Outstanding professors
    4%
  • All of the above
    2%

After Winthrop University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses

Winthrop University Reviews

1,332 reviews
All Categories
Winthrop is a very warm, welcoming and diverse campus! The faculty and staff are extremely kind and make Winthrop feel like home. The class sizes are small and the professors truly care about our education. Winthrop is an amazing school that offers private school benefits for the price of public schools.
The Winthrop Eagles compete at Winthrop Farm, about a mile from the main campus. The Winthrop Farm is beautiful, and includes a lake, disc golf course, the Winthrop Coliseum, Ballpark, Softball Fields, Tennis Courts, and Soccer complex. The Coliseum has actually been recognized as one of the best college facilities in the NCAA. With that being said, due to the separation from the residential campus, athletics feel relatively unimportant, except perhaps basketball. School spirit at the main campus is shown for our teams, notably on Garnet & Gold Fridays, but other than that, Winthrop University and the Winthrop Eagles can often times feel like two totally separate entities.
Winthrop is a hit or miss. If you crave a private feel, close collaboration with professors, a tight knit community, and a significant focus on your studies, Winthrop University is the place for you. If you're searching for a big state school, athletic based, spirited college atmosphere, maybe WU isn't your best fit. That's not to say that there's not a focus on our athletics, and that there's no school spirit at Winthrop, because there is. It's just not the biggest focus here like it is at some larger universities. The campus is gorgeous, and definitely very cozy. WU is located in Downtown Rock Hill, SC, but is within 20-30 minutes driving distance to Charlotte, NC, giving us perfect weekend getaway opportunities. Greek Life is great at WU, athletics perform exceptionally well within the Big South Conference, and academics are rigorous.