About South University, Columbia

Founded in 2002, South University, Columbia. is a college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 885 full time undergraduate students, and 385 full time graduate students.

The South University, Columbia Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 25 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at South University, Columbia include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at South University, Columbia.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
67%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
75%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
67%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
75%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
50%
“It”s not really our thing”
25%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
25%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
75%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    3 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    1 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    4 Students rated campus food 2.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    5 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    5 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    5 Students rated school activities 2.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    5 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    5 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

South University, Columbia REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of South University, Columbia?

3 Students rated South University, Columbia

deborah - 03/31/2017

I am currently enrolled in the nursing program after having a particularly rough go at one of the local technical colleges. South university nursing program took me in and gave me a new perspective on college. They actually teach and care about you. I'm never intimidated to ask questions and the instructors are actually invested in your success instead of seeing you as another number.

Briana - 03/28/2017

My opinion of south university is amazing. The school is a great school and I recommend it to anyone. The professors are always available and easy to work with. The campus is so safe that security guards are always walking around so there will not be any interruptions during class. Students get to together and work on projects and get the job done.

Raven - 01/24/2017

I transfered from from Lander University. This is my third week at South, So far so good. I really enjoy the small class room setting. There ASC and library have been my hang out spot since day one. Another thing I like about south is your able to get more classes finished. They have four semester instead of two like most universities. There semesters consist of fall, winter, spring, and summer.

South University, Columbia FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at South University, Columbia?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for South University, Columbia is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have always asked myself what I would?ve told myself if I were to talk to myself as a high school senior. When I think about it, I will say two things; focus harder and do not give up your dreams. Surprisingly I believe my old self will tell me that that?s the plan. I have always been very focused and dead set on what I want for my life concerning my career and what I needed to do to get there. I understood that the journey will be difficult because the transition from high school to college can really make or break someone. I have gone through many ups and downs since going to college, and I believe it has only made me stronger. I don?t think I will change one thing that I have done since I graduated high school, because it has made me into who I am today.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    South University is very involved in their students curriculum and personal lives outside of the classrooms, they want to get to know the student inside and out to help as much possible; instructors encouraged students to learn more because the instructors really show how determine they are to have successful students.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The class sizes are small so the professor know you by name and you get to know all your classmates quickly.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I sometimes feel they are not as supportive to the older students returning to school. I have made great sacrifices to come back to school. I am an unemployed full time student and there are minimal sources of financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants for returning or students over 45 years of age.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person that shouldn't attend this school is someone who has not matured enough in school and are not able to push thmeselves to self study. Someone who is not eager to learn and get real world experience from professors who want to share what they know.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    There is absolutely no student that could feel out of place at South University. We have every type of person and all sorts of groups. We have Jocks, Geeks, the all about me types, and even Pegans. No matter what you are into I am sure there is a spot for you.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Every year around the holidays SUO has holiday contests, it's really to get the students involved and more aware of what SUO has to offer. You can win gift cards to Amazon and more. It's a really great way to meet people and get to know what our school has to offer,

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  9. Tell us about your professors.

    Each professor is different, however I have never met one that seemed like they didn't have time for their students. They seem willing to truly want you to learn and get the most out of class.

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  10. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I had some time off from work due to renovations and I called some schools to see when I could start and South University was so quick to help me get going. The wait was too long at some other schools, South University enabled me to make the most of my free time.

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  11. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I go to school at South University Online, but you can still see the stereotypes exist even at an online university. There is a social media site, SUO's very own Connections, and the profile, like Facebook, shows you everything everyone wants you to see. You see the jocks; some go to a campus and online simultaneously. You definitely see the geeks, I think they rule SUO. They do extracurricular, smart people things like write for the paper and have a help page in every type of class for those not so gifted. Just because many schools are completely online doesn't mean there aren't cliques. Technology has come so far that we have the ability to do it all online, even be in a fraternity or sorority.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I have no comment here because I am satisfied with the academics at the school. I am also plan to go to law school and South University BS in Legal studies allows you to skip one year of laws school because it is pre law.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A focused and hard driven individual should attend South University. An individual that participates in studies, organizations, meetings and etc... An individual that approves of being in a smaller classroom versus a larger classes, making it easier to connect and to have a one on one relationship with the instructors. Last but not least, a compassionate individual should attend this University.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I am discussing my school, South University, I describe it as very friendly. Everyone, from the person at the reception area, to admissions, to financial aide, to the teachers are so very positive and have great attitudes. It is a campus that you feel welcomed!

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There isn't anything that is frustrating about my school. The admistration and professors are always available and eager to help. If you have any problems they will try their best to resolve it and make your experience at the school stress free.

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Student Body

Students

78%

female

22%

male

885

Total Undergrad Enrollment

385

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

95%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
65%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
25%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending South University, Columbia receive some sort of financial aid. 78% were awarded federal grants. While 91% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

N/A

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

N/A

Books and Supplies

N/A

Room and Board

N/A

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
N/A
$30 - $48K
N/A
$48 - $75K
N/A
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
N/A

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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