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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 4,488 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winthrop acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 57% of students, Winthrop alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
About Winthrop University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Winthrop University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,970/ 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
$10,046/ 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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,488Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
526
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Every student is different in a good way.
    72%
  • Individual
    21%
  • Weird
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Liberal. There is a wide range of students
    40%
  • One of the most diverse campuses.
    30%
  • Overpriced
    9%
  • Girls, Gay, and African American.
    7%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • Outstanding professors
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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 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!
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My uncle introduced and encouraged me to apply to Winthrop University. I refused to research the school because I did not believe Winthrop was the place for me; however, I toured the campus about three years later. One reason why is because of the campus's size. In my opinion, Winthrop is a smaller Clemson. Furthermore, the student ratio is 15:1. Another reason is the convivial atmosphere. Winthrop's faculties are organized, easy to find, and productive. For example, the student center has over four different restaurants and the workers are nice. The staff occupying these places such as the recreation center, bookstore, and admissions office are welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Last but not least, Winthrop has the graphic design program which is my intended major. Thus, I have been accepted into Winthrop University and I am looking forward to finish in two years. I love Winthrop. This is the place for me!
Winthrop is a public and coeducational university that teaches students to live, learn and to lead in their lifetime. This school provides great professors who are willing to shape you into the students that you will need to be. It is a supportive environment that fosters engaged students learning and development. It is also a very safe campus and that is one the most things I love about Winthrop University. One thing I will change about this school is the food in the cafeteria. It is not so bad, but I know it can definitely be better. Overall this is a great school and I will recommend anyone to come, because you will not regret it! Once you an eagle you will always want to be one.