University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, SC, USA
3.63 Average Rating

The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public institution rated as having “selective” admissions that offers programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. USCA promotes individual attention for students through small classes and the Center for Student Achievement. They also offer undergraduate research opportunities through their PROBe program for biomedicine and the Connections Award for scholarly and creative activities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
64%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 976
0
1600
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,506
Total Number of Undergrads
3,354
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,821
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,760
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,218
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,766
Books and Supplies
$1706

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,753
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
92%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,577
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,594

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,700
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,974
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
27%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pacers
School Colors
Garnet/White/Dark Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
More Campus Life Info

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Augusta
Columbia
Charleston
Atlanta
Greenville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,600
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
USC Aiken definitely has a very welcoming environment. This university has professors who are willing to help and aid students to achieve success. It's location is in the small urban town of Aiken, that provides students with a better learning environment.
Erin from North Augusta, SC
USC- Aiken is a great, small school to receive your education. It has many opportunities and connections, you just have to make your own and give it your all. Regardless of whether you attend USCA, you will definitely feel welcomed!
Kameo from Columbia, SC
Everyone here on this campus is here to help you. Professors, staff, and some students are all available to help. There is always something to do here!
Sierra from Jackson, SC
The University of South Carolina of Aiken is a wonderful college and has a great environment for learning. The professors and fellow students are nice and Aiken provides a lot of opportunities for it's students. It is a great place to get familiar with the professors and to be able to get involved with school functions.
Antwon from Cayce, SC
At USCA, one can feel the level of safety once a foot is place on USCA soil. Students, faculty and sometimes guess embrace one with a warm welcome anywhere on campus. Unlike at a big campus, USCA views one as a student or a successor not as a number.
A Kid from Summerville, SC

Similar Colleges