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University of South Carolina Aiken Student Life

University of South Carolina Aiken is on a 453-acre campus in a suburban setting in Aiken, South Carolina, not far from Columbia. There are many activities and organizations for University of South Carolina Aiken students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

University of South Carolina Aiken also has fraternities and sororities.

University of South Carolina Aiken has a thriving Student Nursing Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Nursing Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of South Carolina Aiken include Black Student Union, Council for Exceptional Children, Engineering Student Association and NAACP.

University of South Carolina Aiken students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Drag Show and Debate Watch Party.

Does University of South Carolina Aiken Offer Student Housing?

University of South Carolina Aiken offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most University of South Carolina Aiken students live off campus. In 2021, 24% of undergrads at University of South Carolina Aiken lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 76% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of South Carolina Aiken. There are 969 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,283 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 641 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of South Carolina Aiken offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of South Carolina Aiken Athletics

At University of South Carolina Aiken there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of South Carolina Aiken:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is University of South Carolina Aiken Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of South Carolina Aiken is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of South Carolina Aiken campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of South Carolina Aiken offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to University of South Carolina Aiken

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of South Carolina Aiken, take Interstate 20 to Aiken, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Augusta Regional airport.

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University of South Carolina Aiken Students

65%

Women

35%

Men

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

59%

25%

6%

5%

2%

1%

1%

0.20%

0.13%

Undergraduate Students

3,283

Graduate Students

661

Non-Resident / International Students

52

University of South Carolina Aiken Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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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

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