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University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
3,944
University of South Carolina Aiken overview
Location Aiken, South Carolina
Online usca.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
University of South Carolina Aiken overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Aiken, South Carolina, University of South Carolina Aiken is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,055 prospective students applied, and 1,707 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 542 enrolled in the school.  2,939 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,005 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $10,398 plus fees of $362. USC Aiken is ranked 780 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

USC Aiken is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of South Carolina Aiken within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
University of South Carolina Aiken overview
SAT 970/1150
ACT 18/23
Weighted GPA 4.0
Applications Accepted
55.9% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
$10,398
In State Costs for University of South Carolina Aiken
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$362
Room and Board $7,946
Budget for Other Expenses$2,835
Total One Year Cost$22,781
Out of State Resident Tuition
$20,856
Out of State Costs for University of South Carolina Aiken
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$362
Room and Board $7,946
Budget for Other Expenses$2,835
Total One Year Cost$33,239

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of South Carolina Aiken students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Education 14%
Health Professions 12%
Social Sciences 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218645 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Aiken.

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