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About University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken is a public, state school that was founded in 1961. It is moderately difficult to get into University of South Carolina Aiken. It enrolls around 3,944 students a year, including 3,283 undergrads.

University of South Carolina Aiken does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

University of South Carolina Aiken Acceptance Rate

Around 56% of applicants get into University of South Carolina Aiken each year. In 2021, 1,707 out of 3,055 total applicants were accepted.

University of South Carolina Aiken Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken does not offer early decision. University of South Carolina Aiken does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 21
Mean SAT score 1062
In-State Tuition $10,398
Out-of-State $20,856

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

Financial Aid at University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,045 a year.

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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken offers housing for up to 969 students.

Most University of South Carolina Aiken students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for University of South Carolina Aiken students to join are Student Nursing Association, Black Student Union and Council for Exceptional Children. Homecoming, Drag Show, and and Debate Watch Party are the best-attended events on campus.

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

GPA and Test Scores for University of South Carolina Aiken

University of South Carolina Aiken is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at University of South Carolina Aiken is 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1062. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Is University of South Carolina Aiken Test Optional?

University of South Carolina Aiken has 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, 74% submitted the SAT. 46% submitted the ACT.


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University of South Carolina Aiken Waitlist

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

Is University of South Carolina Aiken a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. 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. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of South Carolina Aiken

About 66% of students who start at University of South Carolina Aiken return the next year. Out of the 595 students who started at University of South Carolina Aiken as first-time freshman, 145 graduate within four years.

Around 41% 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 and Debt for University of South Carolina Aiken Grads

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. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $28,098 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

What is University of South Carolina Aiken's Endowment?

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $26,991,821. The school spends $7,033 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is University of South Carolina Aiken Located?

University of South Carolina Aiken is located in the suburban setting of Aiken, South Carolina, less than an hour from 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Carolina Aiken is Jul 1.

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

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University of South Carolina Aiken ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

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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 21. 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 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of South Carolina Aiken SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

980 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

980 to 1150

Avg

980 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of South Carolina Aiken students is 1062. 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 980 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of South Carolina Aiken.

University of South Carolina Aiken Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,010

In State

$30,468

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$10,398
$20,856
Fees
$362
$362
Housing
$8,010
$8,010
Books
$1,240
$1,240

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Carolina Aiken is like? There are approximately 3,944 students enrolled at University of South Carolina Aiken, including 3,283 undergraduate students and 661 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

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,944

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,760

Out-of-State

$21,218

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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