University of South Carolina - Aiken Overview
Located in Aiken, South Carolina, University of South Carolina - Aiken is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Aiken makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is University of South Carolina - Aiken Known For?
- The highest award offered at UofSC Aiken is the master's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
University of South Carolina - Aiken Rankings
UofSC Aiken holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in South Carolina ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Where Is University of South Carolina - Aiken?
Contact details for UofSC Aiken are given below.
|Address:||471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801|
How Do I Get Into UofSC Aiken?
You can apply to UofSC Aiken online at: www.usca.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for UofSC Aiken
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UofSC Aiken?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.
Average Test Scores
About 65% of students accepted to UofSC Aiken submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 550.
Can I Afford University of South Carolina - Aiken?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UofSC Aiken, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $5,518 a year. That adds up to $22,072 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UofSC Aiken is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of South Carolina - Aiken Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 468 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,585 full-time undergraduates at UofSC Aiken, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Carolina - Aiken students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||670|
|Hispanic or Latino||137|
South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Carolina - Aiken. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 35 countries are represented at UofSC Aiken. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and France.
Online Learning at University of South Carolina - Aiken
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UofSC Aiken has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 24th most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UofSC Aiken
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Carolina - Aiken was 77.2%. This is the #394 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UofSC Aiken regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UofSC Aiken majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||26%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UofSC Aiken ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UofSC Aiken.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#10|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of South Carolina - Aiken Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||121||16||137|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||57||0||57|
|Health & Physical Education||51||0||51|
|Communication & Media Studies||38||0||38|
|Fine & Studio Arts||17||0||17|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||16||16|
|General English Literature||15||0||15|
|Political Science & Government||6||0||6|
|Instructional Media Design||0||2||2|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||1||0||1|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||0||0||0|
|Computer Information Systems||0||0||0|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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