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University of South Carolina Aiken

Aiken, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken Overview

University of South Carolina Aiken is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Aiken, South Carolina. University of South Carolina Aiken was founded in 1961 and the school presently has around 3,869 students a year, including 3,101 undergraduate students. University of South Carolina Aiken offers on-campus housing for up to 969 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 35% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to University of South Carolina Aiken for Fall 2023 is August 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

Student Activities at University of South Carolina Aiken

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of South Carolina Aiken's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of South Carolina Aiken students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? University of South Carolina Aiken has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of South Carolina Aiken has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of South Carolina Aiken on the Student Life page.

2022 University of South Carolina Aiken Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 68%
In-State Tuition $10,398
Out-of-State $20,856
Percent of Need Met 65%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,927

Is University of South Carolina Aiken a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what University of South Carolina Aiken offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

University of South Carolina Aiken Acceptance Rate 2022

University of South Carolina Aiken is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,808 students applied to University of South Carolina Aiken and 1,510 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of South Carolina Aiken

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 59% of students who start at University of South Carolina Aiken return for their second year of college. Around 43% of students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for University of South Carolina Aiken Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of South Carolina Aiken directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of South Carolina Aiken's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of South Carolina Aiken's endowment was $36.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,043 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of South Carolina Aiken

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of South Carolina Aiken meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,927 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,003 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of South Carolina Aiken.

Based on this information, is University of South Carolina Aiken the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of South Carolina Aiken a good school for you?

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Where is University of South Carolina Aiken?

University of South Carolina Aiken is located in the suburban setting of Aiken, South Carolina, in the suburbs of Columbia.

If you want to see University of South Carolina Aiken for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Aiken, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Augusta Regional.

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College Info

471 University Parkway Aiken, SC 29801

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of South Carolina Aiken Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Carolina Aiken is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Carolina Aiken is Continuous processing.

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

University of South Carolina Aiken ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

16 to 23

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of South Carolina Aiken is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into University of South Carolina Aiken. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of South Carolina Aiken SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

948 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

948 to 1150

Avg

948 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of South Carolina Aiken students is 1064. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of South Carolina Aiken, while applicants with SAT scores between 948 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 948 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of South Carolina Aiken.

University of South Carolina Aiken Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,202

In State

$30,660

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,398
$20,856
Fees
$362
$362
Housing
$8,202
$8,202
Books
$1,240
$1,240

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Carolina Aiken is like? There are approximately 3,869 students enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken, including 3,101 undergraduate students and 768 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from SC and 11% percent of students are from other states.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,869

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,760

Out-of-State

$21,218

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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