University of South Carolina-Upstate

Spartanburg, SC, USA
3.63 Average Rating

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university in northwest South Carolina. USC Upstate features colleges of Education, Social Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Science offering over 40 bachelor’s degree programs. The USC Upstate campus is centered around the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, a 12-acre nature preserve including an outdoor amphitheater. For sports fans, USC Upstate fields 13 athletic teams known as the Spartans.

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
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 20, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
64%
Submitting ACT
58%
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
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,990
Total Number of Undergrads
5,775
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
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
$14,896
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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.
$11,688
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.
$23,190
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.
$8,394
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
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.
45%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,649
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.
45%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,761
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,342

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
$6,452
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.
$15,000
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.
$230
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
97
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Spartans
School Colors
Green/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greenville
Charlotte
Columbia
Charleston
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Upstate is a small school, so the staff is very dedicated. The dormitories are pretty nice and there are always on-campus activities. Even though we are a small school, you can find something on-campus for you.
Student
The school is really nice, everyone is very friendly and they try to help you. The environment is very relazing and the campus is fairly large. Upstate is a great place to make friends and have a great college experience.
Brianna from Goose Creek, SC
USC-Upstate is a great medium-sized school to attend. I would rate it a 3.5. The professors here are great people to work and succeed with.
Taja from Ladson, SC
The campus is very nice and clean. They have a lot hills, but you'll get use to traveling on them them. Their campus has a lot of restaurants on it
Christopher from Lancaster, SC

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