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Winthrop University Overview

Winthrop University is a public institution located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Rock Hill is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Winthrop University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$30,788 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Winthrop have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Winthrop.
  • In <nil>, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Winthrop makes roughly $44,718 a year. This is 10% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Winthrop University?


Contact details for Winthrop are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Phone: 803-323-2211

How Do I Get Into Winthrop?

You can apply to Winthrop online at:

Admission Requirements for Winthrop

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Winthrop?

64% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Winthrop does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 30% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Winthrop submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 575.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Winthrop University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Winthrop University  ( 490 to 575 )
Winthrop received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Winthrop University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford Winthrop University?

$30,788 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Winthrop is $30,788. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Winthrop, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $7,563 a year. That adds up to $30,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Winthrop is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Winthrop University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,537 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,973 undergraduate students at Winthrop, with 3,537 being full-time and 436 being part-time.


There are also 1,201 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,537 full-time undergraduates at Winthrop, 32% are male and 68% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Winthrop University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 68
Black or African American 1,148
Hispanic or Latino 233
White 1,860
International Students 33
Other Races/Ethnicities 195

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Winthrop University. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at Winthrop. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Australia.

Online Learning at Winthrop University

757 Took All Classes Online
3,726 Took At Least One Class Online
146.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,726 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Winthrop has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 23rd most popular in South Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Winthrop

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Winthrop University was 146.9%. This is the #337 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Winthrop regardless of major.

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%.


*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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