University of South Carolina-Upstate
Spartanburg, SC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
3,809
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
904
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 20, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
US States Represented
35
Countries Represented
20
64%
Submitting ACT
58%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1010
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
450
75th
540
Reading
25th
470
75th
560
2.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
9%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
11%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
10
Top 25%
37
Top 50%
74
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
223
$30k - $48k
108
$48k - $75k
94
$75k - $110k
103
$110k+
74

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@uscupstate.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-277-8727
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
I encourage all freshman planning to attend Upstate to become active in student life. Join at least two or three organizations and be completely devoted. Also, remember to stay focused on academics. Its easy to become distracted with friends and events. At the end of the semester your GPA matters the most.
Detria from Florence, SC
Make sure you park correctly or you WILL get a ticket. Coming to school 10 minutes early, if you commute, isn't a bad idea at all since parking is always an issue at Upstate.
Brittany from Lyman, SC
If you're in high school try to earn college credits in your last years or the summer of your senior year. Look for as many scholarships; www.fastweb.com and www.collegeboard.com is a great site.
Kimberly from Columbia
Try to make it to every class and do not skip out because it would be your luck that the day you skip out the teacher will have a pop quiz and missing out on that could truly bring you grade down. Try not to procrastinate! that was a major issue of mine. i waited the night before the test to even open the material. trust me that does not do you any good! stay on your teachers good side and make frequent meetings with them, the better they know you the more potential you have to pass the class with at least a B. get involved. there are so many organizations to choose from. remember this isn't high school and the teachers wont just send you outside in the hall. the teacher has the ability to completely withdraw you from their class and never let you come back for the rest of the semester. REMEMBER: YOU ARE PAYIING FOR THIS!
KaTrina from Rock Hill, SC
I would suggest that you make sure that you get involved in some way or another on campus! Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! However, don't get so involved that you put your studies aside. I have had many friends who decided to be lazy, not come to class or do the homework because they thought Upstate was just a community school that they could get way with anything and ended up losing their scholarships! If you manage your time well, you will be able to have fun, make friends, keep your grades up and keep your scholarships!
Allison from Pauline, SC
Come in with an open mind and a goal of getting involved. College is all about putting yourself out there and making a name for yourself. Upstate is the perfect place to start that process.
Lindsay from Spartanburg, SC
Don't drive freshman year because parking is not that great.
Student
Be ready for a whole lot of walking in order to get around campus. Make sure to have a ride because the post office is not on campus. Also cafeteria food isnt all that it is cracked up to be they basically serve the same food but the school has many resturants around campus but the main one open at night is Sandellas also the best day to eat lunch is on wednesdays. Also make sure not to slack off during the school year you dont want to do that because then it is tough to pull back up at the end of the year. Make sure to check out all your teachers on ratemyprofessor.com in order to see what you are getting into trust me it saved my butt plenty. Dont worry about trying to make alot of friends that will come naturally. Also make sure to talk to your teachers and advisors, they are people too and it can help you in long run.
Brianna from Goose Creek, SC
The dorms are suite style and huge. If you're a science major don't freak out about the information being thrown to you, just study everyday and you'll be fine. Get involved and meet a lot of new people to make your college experience fun.
Taja from Ladson, SC
Do everthing early and make sure that you have your school work on time.
Christopher from Lancaster, SC

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