University of South Carolina - Upstate Overview
Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, University of South Carolina - Upstate is a public institution. Spartanburg is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is University of South Carolina - Upstate Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at USC Upstate.
- In 2017-2018, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
University of South Carolina - Upstate Rankings
USC Upstate holds the #6 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.
USC Upstate has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USC Upstate.
Where Is University of South Carolina - Upstate?
Contact details for USC Upstate are given below.
|Address:||800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999|
How Do I Get Into USC Upstate?
You can apply to USC Upstate online at: https://www.uscupstate.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for USC Upstate
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into USC Upstate?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 57%.
Average Test Scores
About 58% of students accepted to USC Upstate submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 540.
Can I Afford University of South Carolina - Upstate?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At USC Upstate, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,483 a year. That adds up to $25,932 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at USC Upstate is 8.0%. 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 - Upstate Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 455 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,637 full-time undergraduates at USC Upstate, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Carolina - Upstate students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,566|
|Hispanic or Latino||299|
South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Carolina - Upstate. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at USC Upstate. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Germany, Brazil, and United Kingdom.
Online Learning at University of South Carolina - Upstate
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USC Upstate has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 5th 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 USC Upstate
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Carolina - Upstate was 3,217.1%. This is the #35 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USC Upstate regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USC Upstate majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||14%|
|Communication & Media Studies||14%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||5%|
|English Language & Literature||6%|
|General English Literature||6%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||5%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USC Upstate 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 USC Upstate.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Information Systems||#4|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#8|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#9|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#9|
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 - Upstate Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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