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University of South Carolina-Aiken

The capital city of South Carolina is only 50 miles away from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and the larger city of Augusta, Georgia is a short 15 miles west. About 10% of the students at this comprehensive state university live on campus at this; associates and bachelors degrees are available.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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The capital city of South Carolina is only 50 miles away from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and the larger city of Augusta, Georgia is a short 15 miles west. About 10% of the students at this comprehensive state university live on campus at this; associates and bachelors degrees are available.

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USC Aiken is celebrating 12 consecutive years ranked among the Top Three Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South by U.S.News & World Report's Guide,"America's Best Colleges." USC Aiken holds six #1 rankings: 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Approximately 3,203 undergraduate students attend USCA

  • 32% minority enrollment
  • 632 freshmen enrolled in Fall 2008
  • 27% of our students live on campus
  • 9% out-of-state student enrollment
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Approximately 87% of our students receive financial aid
  • Average class size is 16 students
  • 66% female and 34% male enrollment The University: The University of South Carolina Aiken is a four-year, public coeducational university offering undergraduate degree programs as well as three master's degree programs. Additional graduate courses and degree programs are offered through the USC Extended Graduate Campus program.

Location: Founded in 1961 in a historic mansion in downtown Aiken, USCA moved to its present site in 1972 and occupies 453 acres. USC Aiken is located in Aiken, SC, in the western region of the state. The campus is 20 miles from Augusta, GA, and 55 miles from Columbia, SC.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 3,175
Gender 37% Male / 63% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 76% Full Time / 24% Part Time
Geography 90% In State / 10% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 49% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 62%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Greek Life 9% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
7% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $125.00. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

27% of students live on-campus.

52% of freshman live on-campus.

9% of male students live in fraternities.

7% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Theme Housing

Activities

Student Publications: Pacer Times

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring study skills assistance writing center learning center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates on-campus daycare personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling health services minority students services
  • Facilities: fine arts center, science center, natatorium, planetarium, convocation center, wellness center
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) honors program independent study internships teacher certification student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (23%), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (15%), Biology/Biological Sciences (9%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (7%), Kinesiology and Exercise Science (6%), Sociology (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the middle, intermediate or junior high grades, which may include grades four through nine by regulation.

Job Opportunities:

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Job Opportunities:

Special Education Teachers, Preschool
Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Teach secondary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, All Other
All special education teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Bachelor's

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

Job Opportunities:

Exercise Physiologists
Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Actuaries
Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Technicians
Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Sandra J. Jordan
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 136
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 46 : 53
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 43
Tenure Track Faculty 26
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 30
International Faculty 3

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ARTH 105 3.0
AP Biology 3.0 BIOL 121 or BIOL 122 4.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 121 and BIOL 122 6.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MATH 141 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 141 and 142 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 CHEM 111 4.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM 111 and 112 8.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 POLI 101 or 102 3.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 5.0 POLI 101 and 102 6.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 CSCI 145 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENGL 101 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENGL 101 and 102 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENGL 101 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENGL 101 and 102 6.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 BIOL 106 4.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 BIOL 270 and GEOL 103 8.0
AP European History 3.0 HIST 102 3.0
AP European History 5.0 HIST 101,102 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 101 4.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FREN 101 and 102 8.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 GERM 101 4.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GERM 101 and 102 8.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 AGRY 103 3.0
AP Latin 3.0 LATN 101 4.0
AP Latin 4.0 LATN 101 and 102 8.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECON 221 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECON 222 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUSC 190 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 201 and 201L 4.0
AP Physics B 4.0 PHYS 201 and 201L and PHYS 202 and 202L 8.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSYC 101 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 101 4.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPAN 101 and 102 8.0
AP Statistics 3.0 STAT 201 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POLI 201 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIST 201 or 202 3.0
AP United States History 5.0 HIST 201 and 202 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HIST 101 or 102 3.0
AP World History 5.0 HIST 101 and 102 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 48/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 51.2% accepted of 2,620 applications

77% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
41% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
13% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 23
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Writing6 - 8
 
SATMath440 - 540
Reading430 - 540
Writing410 - 520

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Class Rank, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Computer Science 0 1
Visual Performing Arts 0 1
History 1 0
English 4 0
Math 4 0
Science 3 0
Science Lab 3 0
Social Studies 2 0
Foreign Language 2 0
Academic Electives 4 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $11,300 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $8,893
$30K-$48K $10,326
$48K-$75K $13,086
$75K-$110K $14,829
$110K+ $15,022

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $9,018, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $9,018 Same as On-Campus
Fees $290 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,626 $7,626
Books $1,320 $1,320
Total (before financial aid) $18,254 $18,254

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $18,050 Same as On-Campus
Fees $290 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,626 $7,626
Books $1,320 $1,320
Total (before financial aid) $27,286 $27,286

Students Receiving Aid

93% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 61% $5,537
Federal Scholarships/Grants 49% $4,418
Institutional Grants 27% $3,460
Other Federal Grants 6% $944
Other Loans 3% $8,817
Pell Grants 49% $4,311
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 82% $4,310
Student Loans 62% $5,901

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://web.usca.edu/financialaid/index.dot.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.usca.edu/financialaid/calc/estimator_en.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

20% of students graduated on time.

42% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

University of South Carolina-Aiken participates in the NCAA Division II for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Tennis Steve Dahm (Get recruited )
Basketball Vince Alexander (Get recruited )
Golf Michael Carlisle (Get recruited )
Baseball Kenny Thomas (Get recruited )
Soccer Ike Ofoje (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Tennis Steve Dahm (Get recruited )
Soccer Sue Vodicka (Get recruited )
Basketball Mike Brandt (Get recruited )
Volleyball Glenn Cox (Get recruited )
Softball Jerry Snyder (Get recruited )

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Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Regional Colleges South Top Public Rankings
#18 Regional Colleges South Rankings
#23 Regional Colleges
#64 Regional Colleges Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#14 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#20 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#27 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#28 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#39 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Score
#62 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#79 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#79 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#84 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#91 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#120 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#130 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#133 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#150 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#156 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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