About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University. is a Public college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,091 full time undergraduate students, and 1,018 full time graduate students.

The Winthrop University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 280 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Winthrop University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range910-1135
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,57% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
78%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
51%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
47%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
10%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
9%
“Sometimes, but not often”
78%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
51%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
51%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
47%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Winthrop University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    132 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    140 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    143 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    143 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    143 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    143 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    143 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Winthrop University?

97 Students rated Winthrop University

Abigail - 01/09/2022

I enjoy the campus life and have not run into a lot of problems while I've been here for two years. The university is good enough, but it is not the best. I love the faculty and staff in every building on this campus. They are always prepared to answer questions and concerns that come their way.

Emily - 09/08/2020

I am only a sophomore but I have really enjoyed my time at Winthrop. I have not met a lot of friends but the academics have been great and I love the atmosphere of the campus. I have felt at home here ever since my first tour and I know once I graduate it will be a hard thing to give up if I find a job elsewhere.

Shatara - 08/11/2020

A reallly good school! That's where my uncle graduated

Brandon

I love this school. The atmosphere of campus life and the academics are amazing. There is always a chance for suceess. If help is needed, there are many ways that a student can get the much needed assistance. Also, the members of the community come together to watch the sports teams become a success.

Winthrop University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Winthrop University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Winthrop University is 68%. 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?

    Make should that you meet people and make friends during orientation. When you get in your classes, no matter what everyone else is doing make sure that you are studying your tail off in order to keep that 3.0GPA and stick with German, the language you have a grasp on instead of switching languages.

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

    Winthrop Univesity is an amazing school that has everything you could ever want and more. It has a beautiful campus and plenty of options for clubs, sororities/fraternities, and classes.

    Read all  20 answers
  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst part of Winthrop is the rising tuition. Tuition just increased again for the upcoming year, making it more difficult to pay. Books alone are expensive, along with the extra activities you may want to do, such as taking a trip to Carowinds (8 miles away), or go to a movie. Those costs, plus books/ necessitites, along with the struggle to pay for tuition makes you feel defeated, making your goals and dreams harder to accomplish, as if they weren't hard enough (also, if your dreams seem easy to accomplish, you havent set your goals high enough! :))

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is dedicated to helping and educate others. People with a positive attitude on campus help to bring a better atmosphere to the campus. Although Winthrop offers a variety of majors, the education majors should definitely consider coming to WInthrop because they can learn so much from professors and mentors.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are dedicated, friendly, hardworking, studious, and outgoing.

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

    I knew pretty much what I needed to know.

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

    Someone who isn't open minded and willing to try new things. Winthrop offers a lot of opportunities to explore new cultures and if you aren't willing to try them then it won't be a good experience.

    Read all  16 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Winthrop University is close to my home, and it does not cost a lot of money. It looks the way I envision a college campus to look like. So I can commute for a good price to a school that makes me feel comfortable.

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

    The lack of school spirit can sometimes be frustrating. This is because not many students attend the sporting events.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The school is best known for their basketball team. As well as being a suitcase college because no students remain on campus on weekends.

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

    I brag about my professors and how they helped me find a job BEFORE I graduated. I was a journalism major, and all my professors have had experience in the media. Their connections helped me get my foot in the door for my first job, which I landed three months before actually graduating.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    Socially diverse

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    My favorite class so far would either have to be my Web Design class, where i learned HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and JQuery, or my HMXP class, which was basically an English class where there would be discussions held everyday on things we read for homework. Class participation, that i have noticed, is very common. Participation counts a lot in many classes, not all, but many. Students at Winthrop are really competitive and will make you work harder to improve yourself. I am a Web Application Design major which is a concentration under Digital Information Design. My major is under the business department. Everyone in this department is so friendly and welcoming. If you have any questions, there is no need to be afraid to go during office hours and ask. I had to go many times to a professor because i just simply could not figure something out in class and just didnt understand it.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love Winthrop University; there is a so much diversity. There are so many things to do around campus, but a downfall is that most people generally go home on the weekends.

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

    I think all around out school is great. I haven't heard of many stereotypes

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

69%

female

31%

male

5,091

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,018

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

158

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

44%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
30%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
58%

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.

99% of students attending Winthrop University receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 71% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,390

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$8,822

Room and Board

38,212

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,750
$30 - $48K
$15,435
$48 - $75K
$17,606
$75 - $110K
$19,515
$110K & UP
$19,413

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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