ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / University of South Carolina Upstate

About University of South Carolina Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate is a public, state school that was founded in 1967. It is moderately difficult to get into University of South Carolina Upstate. It enrolls around 6,306 students a year, including 5,851 undergrads.

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

University of South Carolina Upstate Acceptance Rate

In 2021, University of South Carolina Upstate accepted 47% of applicants. Last year, 4,033 students applied to University of South Carolina Upstate and 1,907 were admitted.

University of South Carolina Upstate Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at University of South Carolina Upstate

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

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 47%
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $11,208
Out-of-State $22,710

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

Financial Aid at University of South Carolina Upstate

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at University of South Carolina Upstate

Most University of South Carolina Upstate students live off campus.

The most popular organizations for University of South Carolina Upstate students to join are African-American Association, Campus Activity Board and Student Nurses Association. Premier Fall Kick-Off, Technology Fair, and and Angel Tree Program 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 Upstate.

GPA and Test Scores for University of South Carolina Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate 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 Upstate is 3.2 /4.0.

Does University of South Carolina Upstate Require Test Scores?

University of South Carolina Upstate 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, 69% submitted the SAT. 50% submitted the ACT.

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. University of South Carolina Upstate reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is University of South Carolina Upstate a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. 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 Upstate

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of South Carolina Upstate, around 67% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 754 students who started at University of South Carolina Upstate as first-time freshman, 207 graduate within four years.

University of South Carolina Upstate's six-year graduation for undergrads is 52%. 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 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 University of South Carolina Upstate sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of South Carolina Upstate a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for University of South Carolina Upstate?

University of South Carolina Upstate's endowment was valued at $7,657,770 in 2021. For each full-time student, University of South Carolina Upstate spends about $5,224.

Want to Add University of South Carolina Upstate To Your College List?**

Click the heart icon at the top of this page to save University of South Carolina Upstate to your own personal list of colleges.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

Still Researching Colleges?

See what others say about University of South Carolina Upstate in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other schools that might be perfect for you.

Then use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

Where is University of South Carolina Upstate?

University of South Carolina Upstate is located in the urban setting of Spartanburg, South Carolina , less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see University of South Carolina Upstate for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Spartanburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

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

Considering Colleges and Universities in South Carolina?

See a full list of colleges in South Carolina and save your favorites to your college list.

College Info

800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999

Campus Setting: Urban

University of South Carolina Upstate Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

51ADAC6F-FB50-4135-9BDD-40564E6412F7

Wondering what your chances are of getting into University of South Carolina Upstate?

Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.

Calculate Chances

University of South Carolina Upstate ACT Scores

ic_reflect

ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

University of South Carolina Upstate SAT Scores

ic_reflect

Composite SAT Range

Not available

ic_reflect

Math SAT Range

450 - 540

ic_reflect

Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Boost your SAT score in just 10 minutes a day!

  • • No more cram sessions or flashcard memorization
  • • 10-minute gamified, bite-sized lessons
  • • Personalized plan to keep you on track
  • • Get results or your money back
Sponsored by CollegeGo
Try it Now

University of South Carolina Upstate Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$11,208

In State

$22,710

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$11,208
$22,710
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Carolina Upstate is like? There are approximately 6,306 students enrolled at University of South Carolina Upstate, including 5,851 undergraduate students and 455 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from SC and 4% percent of students are from other states.

72%

Full Time

28%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,306

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

47%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,208

Out-of-State

$22,710

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
9331376C-347F-48E1-9EA3-63CB6BA2D682
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
F43DB07C-E631-43A5-9C99-000231808F35
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
ECE68226-946A-49FB-9EBE-25C918B98643
Need Advice or Have a Question About University of South Carolina Upstate?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation