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About South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Orangeburg, South Carolina. South Carolina State University was founded in 1896 and now enrolls around 2,339 students a year, including 2,020 undergrads.

South Carolina State University offers housing for up to 1,733 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of South Carolina State University's endowment was $13.018 million The institution spends around $4,754 for each full-time student enrolled. South Carolina State University employs one full-time professor for every 14 undergrads enrolled.

2021 South Carolina State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 16
In-State Tuition $9,528
Out-of-State $20,218

2022 South Carolina State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

South Carolina State University Early Admission

South Carolina State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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South Carolina State University Acceptance Rate

Around 94% of applicants get into South Carolina State University each year. Last year, 3,128 students applied to South Carolina State University and 2,943 were admitted.

South Carolina State University Waitlist 2021

South Carolina State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into South Carolina State University?

South Carolina State University is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to South Carolina State University, applicants must submit the following items.

South Carolina State University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

South Carolina State University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to South Carolina State University is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for South Carolina State University students is 16.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to South Carolina State University.

Does South Carolina State University Require Test Scores?

South Carolina State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 41% submitted the SAT. 59% submitted the ACT.


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Does South Carolina State University Provide Student Housing?

Yes! South Carolina State University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,733 students.

South Carolina State University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Campus Activity Board and NAACP. Back to School Week, Homecoming Week, and and Bulldog Fest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at South Carolina State University.

Financial Aid at South Carolina State University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is South Carolina State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at South Carolina State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at South Carolina State University, around 69% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 632 students who started at South Carolina State University as first-time freshman, 80 graduate within four years.

South Carolina State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 30%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does South Carolina State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is South Carolina State University a good school for you?

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Where is South Carolina State University Located?

South Carolina State University is located in the small town setting of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

If you want to see South Carolina State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 26 to Orangeburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbia Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what South Carolina State University and Orangeburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 College Street Northeast Orangeburg, SC 29117-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

South Carolina State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 31

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to South Carolina State University is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to South Carolina State University is Jul 31.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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South Carolina State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

14 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above

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14 to 18

Avg

14 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to South Carolina State University is 16. Students with an ACT score of 18 and above have a good chance of getting into South Carolina State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 14 and 18 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 14 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

South Carolina State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

390 - 500

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Reading SAT Range

410 - 500

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South Carolina State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,950

In State

$33,640

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,528
$20,218
Fees
$1,532
$1,532
Housing
$9,890
$9,890
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at South Carolina State University is like? There are approximately 2,339 students enrolled at South Carolina State University, including 2,020 undergraduate students and 319 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from SC and 11% percent of students are from other states.

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,339

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,060

Out-of-State

$21,750

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 31
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