About University of South Carolina-Upstate

Founded in 1967, University of South Carolina-Upstate. is a Public college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,578 full time undergraduate students, and 243 full time graduate students.

The University of South Carolina-Upstate Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 235 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of South Carolina-Upstate include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate54%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range860-1040
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at NUSC-Upstate are considered Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of South Carolina-Upstate.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
2%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
36%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
16%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
12%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of South Carolina-Upstate REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    79 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    61 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    87 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    99 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    98 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    98 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    98 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    99 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of South Carolina-Upstate?

52 Students rated University of South Carolina-Upstate

Abbie

The University of South Carolina Upstate is my home away from home. I do not live on campus but I am connected and thrive in student life. The academics are excellent and there is a healthy amount of competition that drives students to go beyond their comfort zones and to succeed a higher levels. The overall size of the campus is relatively small, which allows for an easy find and it is easier to connect with the fellow students. If and when you choose Upstate to be your future home, you will understand the saying, "UP is where we live". By choosing Upstate you are not only picking a destination for your academic adventure, but you are joining the Upstate family which will become your forever home.

Nkauj Li

USC Upstate is a great school. Even though it isn't as big as other schools, when you walk onto the campus you can really see the efforts that the students have put into it to make it a great place. The teachers are really kind and flexible. Because it's not that big of a school, students are able to intimately get to know their classmates and teachers but yet still be on a professional level.

Ashyia

I believe Upstate is a great school, if you are looking to have fun but always focus on academics this is the school for you. There are a lot of things to do on campus, there is a swimming pool, basketball court, many food courts etc. This is just a great school

Chelsea

I love my University. I am going to be in the nursing program and I will say that it is very difficult. I always think though that I would want someone that knows what they’re doing to be helping me rather than someone that does not. Overall though I would say that the University is a good college!

University of South Carolina-Upstate FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of South Carolina-Upstate?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Upstate is 54%. 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?

    Take the time to choose and go where you want to go. Do not let others influence your decision or tell you where to you. You are a bright young lady who is among one of the top students in the school. You have the ability to conquer any quest that you set out to do. It is going to be hard leaving your loved ones behind, but your future is going to be your motivation. They will love you regardless. Stay strong and stay active in college. Build a great resume and volunteer, VOLUNTEER, VOLUNTEER! It will oopen so many doors for you. Good luck and stay stong. I love you!

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the faculty the best thing about my school because without them and the great attitude they have and the desire for their students to learn, I would not be able to get such a good degree.

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

    NA

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

    I have heard many great things about USC Upstate, from its outstanding academics to its helpful teachers in every major.

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

    The worst thing about my school is that there is now alot to do in spartanburg, sc. there are some on campus activities, but they are not that interesting. your social life becomes a bore, even though charolette NC is an hour away and columbia SC is two hours. Also Some of the teachers have the I got mine you gotta get yours menatlity. There is no make up policy and if you are an english, comunication , theater, or any arts major, you will be loaded with extensive resarch papers from each class.

    Read all  17 answers
  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I think the most unique thing about USC Upstate compared to other schools are the private bathrooms. Most schools have commuinty bathrooms where you have to share with everyone on your dorm floor. At Upstate you have a bathroom available in your dorm room that you just share with your roommates.

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

    The University of South Carolina, Upstate is a diverse university which tries to incorporate every culture of student on its campus. The professors are accessible and are willing to help each and every student who asks for their help. The environment is amazing, it is not too big or too small.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    Eager and ready to learn.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    All. This school is user friendly to 18 year olds as well as 60 year olds, to handicap and overweight, to all races and ethnicities.

    Read all  12 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is an indivivual, and who enjoys a challenge, a person open to many different religions and ethnicities, and who is open minded.

    Read all  12 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The University of South Carolina, Upstate is best known for its Nursing and Education programs. These two programs are well known.

    Read all  11 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school would be the distance you have to walk to get to class. You need to make sure you leave at least 10 -20 minutes before your class starts to make sure you get there on time without being completety exhausted.

    Read all  11 answers
  14. How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

    However often works for you. But keep in mind that part of the college experience is to learn how to be an independent adult, and phoning home too often might cause you to get homesick.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

5,578

Total Undergrad Enrollment

243

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

91%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

75

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
27%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
56%

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.

98% of students attending University of South Carolina-Upstate receive some sort of financial aid. 57% were awarded federal grants. While 72% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$22,188

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$8,141

Room and Board

31,929

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,067
$30 - $48K
$13,357
$48 - $75K
$15,786
$75 - $110K
$18,342
$110K & UP
$17,773

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