University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bluffton, SC, USA
3.73 Average Rating

The University of South Carolina is a 4-year public institution and senior campus of the USC system in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. USCB offers undergraduate degrees in 18 academic majors and 19 minors. For students interested in the media industry, USCB co-produces an interview show with local channel SCETV featuring communication studies students on its production staff. To provide a break from the classroom, USCB hosts numerous intramural sports leagues such as dodgeball and basketball as well as an annual flag football tournament.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
58%
Submitting ACT
62%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1010
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,077
Total Number of Undergrads
2,077
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
54%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
23%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,507
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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.
$10,730
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.
$21,776
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.
$9,186
Books and Supplies
$1247

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.
44%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,462
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.
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,624
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,015

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.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,820
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.
$11,000
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.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
8
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
43%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sand Sharks
School Colors
Garnet/Sand/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Savannah
Charleston
Columbia
Charlotte
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
A university where people care.
A university where all resources are spent on the current and future success of students.
A university full of fun and learning, where you are a person; not a number.
Ezekiel from Georgetown, SC
USCB is a very great school. The class sizes are small and most importantly everyone makes each other feel as family. Basicaly, if one wants to achieve academically as well as mature personally USCB is the place for you!
Altonio from Hampton, SC
The University of South Carolina - Beaufort is perfect for your college career! Not just for your whole college career, but also an excellent place for a student to start out and transfer after one or two years. I would give this University a 9.5 out of 10 with great academics, professors, and a wonderful learning environment.
Devin from Hampton, SC

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