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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

About Winthrop University

Winthrop University Overview

Winthrop University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Winthrop University was founded in 1886 and the school enrolls around 5,174 students a year, which includes 3,973 undergrads. Winthrop University provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Winthrop University

Interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Winthrop University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Winthrop University has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Winthrop University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%
In-State Tuition $15,306
Out-of-State $29,636
Percent of Need Met 59%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,201

Is Winthrop University 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 competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Winthrop University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Winthrop University

Winthrop University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Winthrop University is 64%. Last year, 5,582 students applied to Winthrop University and 3,567 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Winthrop University

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Winthrop University, around 68% come back the next year. Around 58% of students who started at Winthrop University 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 Winthrop University Grads

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

Check with Winthrop University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Winthrop University

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

Winthrop University meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Winthrop University full-time are awarded $16,201 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,709 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Winthrop University.

Based on this information, does Winthrop University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Winthrop University a good school for you?

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Where is Winthrop University Located?

Winthrop University is located in the suburban setting of Rock Hill, South Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see Winthrop University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 to Rock Hill, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Winthrop University and Rock Hill are like without leaving home.

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College Info

701 Oakland Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29733

Campus Setting: Suburban

Winthrop University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Winthrop University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Winthrop University is Dec 15.

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

Winthrop University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Winthrop University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1190


Math SAT Range

490 - 575


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Winthrop University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Winthrop University is like? There are approximately 5,174 students enrolled at Winthrop University, including 3,973 undergraduate students and 1,201 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from SC and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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