South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Overview

Address300 College St NE
School Websitewww.scsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

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StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

South Carolina State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Orangeburg, South Carolina that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 3,415 students applied to South Carolina State University. Of those students, 1,818 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in South Carolina State University was $9,528, in addition to fees of $1,532. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend South Carolina State University.

South Carolina State University has a 34% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The South Carolina State University acceptance rate is 53%. To put this into perspective, 1,818 of the 3,415 students who applied to South Carolina State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in South Carolina State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into South Carolina State University had an SAT score between the range of 860 and 1,010. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for South Carolina State University was between 15 and 18 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to South Carolina State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At South Carolina State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $9,528. Combined with fees of $1,532, room and board costs of $9,000, other expenses of $8,000 and the $2,000 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $30,060.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $21,750 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in South Carolina State University to $40,750 for out-of-state students.

Students at South Carolina State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at South Carolina State University was $5,276 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 80%. This shows that if you apply for federal aid, you have a good chance of receiving it.

South Carolina State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to South Carolina State University.

South Carolina State University has a good gender split, with 50% of undergraduates being female and 50% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are South Carolina residents; in fact, 83% of all students reside in South Carolina. However, 16% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at South Carolina State University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from South Carolina State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 21% students enroll at South Carolina State University part-time; the other 2,402 students enrolled full-time.

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