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.
Key Admissions Stats
Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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.
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.
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.
Books and Supplies
Aid & Grants
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.
Average Aid Per Year
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.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
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.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
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.
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.
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.