#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Winthrop University overview
Location Rock Hill, South Carolina
Online winthrop.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Winthrop University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Winthrop University, a public, comprehensive institution founded in 1886, is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. The university's campus combines historical architecture and modern facilities, set on a 456-acre tract that includes a world-class pedestrian-friendly layout. Winthrop offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Visual and Performing Arts, Education, and Human Development. The university is known for programs in business, education, and the visual and performing arts. With a moderately selective application process, Winthrop admits a diverse body of students each year. The university provides residential facilities, encouraging on-campus living to enhance the educational experience.

In the most recent statistical year 5,099 prospective students applied, and 3,557 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 709 enrolled in the school.  3,497 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,215 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $15,306 plus fees of $560. Winthrop University is ranked 655 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Winthrop University is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Winthrop University overview
SAT 980/1195
ACT 19/26
GPA 4.0

Applications Accepted

Winthrop University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Winthrop University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $10,488
Budget for Other Expenses$3,608
Total One Year Cost$31,162

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Winthrop University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $10,488
Budget for Other Expenses$3,608
Total One Year Cost$45,492

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Winthrop University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Education 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Social Sciences 7%
Psychology 7%

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