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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-
Winthrop is an above-average public university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina in the Charlotte Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,331 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winthrop acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 56% of students, Winthrop alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29733
About Winthrop...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference

Winthrop University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Winthrop Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,903/ 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
$11,495/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    38%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,331Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
556
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Every student is different in a good way.
    75%
  • Individual
    20%
  • Weird
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.117 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Liberal. There is a wide range of students
    39%
  • One of the most diverse campuses.
    28%
  • Overpriced
    8%
  • Girls, Gay, and African American.
    7%
  • Outstanding professors
    7%
  • All of the above
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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Winthrop University Reviews

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I have attended Winthrop throughout my whole college career. To put it simply, Winthrop is absolutely incredible.

1. They cater to those with disabilities VERY well. I was beyond impressed with how they approached my learning disabilities. Beyond astounding and far better than I could have ever imagined. I do not feel ostracized, but more valued as a student.

2. The staff and faculty are VERY caring, intelligent, upbeat, open-minded, and they often go above and beyond for their students. I love my professors at Winthrop. I have been able to form meaningful relationships with the faculty at Winthrop University, which is really incredible.

3. The campus is beautiful and unique. It is a smaller campus, but not too small. It is the perfect size, compared to the extremely large universities that force students to sprint from one class to the next.

Needless to say, I 100% recommend Winthrop University to anyone and everyone looking for a loving community and high quality education!
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Winthrop is an amazing school for anyone! It’s very active and a very comforting school. If you’re looking for a college that you can interact with everyone Winthrop is the place! My experience throughout my freshmen year has been amazing, I’ve grew out of my shell and began to take advantage of every opportunity on campus! I highly recommended Winthrop!
Winthrop University Is great! I have made many friends, taken the time to get to know the real me, enjoyed classes that are interesting and in which the professors genuinely care about me. The material covered in my classes undoubtedly pertain to what I will be doing when I graduate. Winthrop has broadened my perspectives on many things and has really helped to shape me into who I am today. The population at Winthrop is diverse, which has allowed me to move outside of my comfort zone and engage with people and in activities that I would not have previously done. The campus offers many places to fellowship as well as the areas around campus. Rock Hill is becoming more college friendly and its great! Campus police do a great job keeping the students and campus safe, and if anything happens, they are quick to respond, inform us, and address the situation in whatever ways they feel are necessary. Winthrop has given me lifelong memories and I am forever thankful!