University of South Carolina-Aiken in Aiken

Aiken, SC

This is the page with old design. Go to the new design of that page

Overview

University of South Carolina-Aiken offers 78-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 65%. The most popular test is SAT - 78% of students submitted it in comparison to 56% of students who submitted ACT. 36.4% are women, and 63.6% are men. 5% percents of international students. University of South Carolina-Aiken is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of South Carolina-Aiken is 13391$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $14369 and $21995 per year. 40% of full-time University of South Carolina-Aiken students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $35,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

Loading...
$13,391
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of South Carolina-Aiken students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,112
$30,001 - $48,000$11,575
$48,001 - $75,000$14,127
$75,001 - $110,000$15,550
$110,001+$16,399

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 4740

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

    Loading...
    Loading...
    Loading...

    Percent of students with financial aid

    Loading...
    18%

    Types of financial aids

    Loading...

    2332 of University of South Carolina-Aiken undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 72 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of South Carolina-Aiken number 35 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

    Students at University of South Carolina-Aiken awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    100%
    $9,329
    $30,001 - $48,000
    100%
    $7,747
    $48,001 - $75,000
    100%
    $5,471
    $75,001 - $110,000
    93.26%
    $4,195
    $110,001+
    90.38%
    $3,874

    Salary After Attending

    Loading...
    $35,800

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of South Carolina-Aiken.

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

    Loading...
    40%
    BELOW AVERAGE

    University of South Carolina-Aiken graduation rate is below the national average.

    40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of South Carolina-Aiken completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    4 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

      Loading...
      65%

      In comparison to National Average

      University of South Carolina-Aiken acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.

      Loading...
      65%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so University of South Carolina-Aiken acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 3% only.

      Loading...
      65%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
      Loading...
      47%

      Total

      Loading...
      43%

      Full time

      Loading...
      3%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      71%

      Part-time retention rate

      35%

      The University of South Carolina-Aiken full-time retention rate is 71% and part-time retention rate is 35%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of South Carolina-Aiken students submitting SAT scores

      Loading...
      78%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      880 - 1080

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 440 - 540
      Math: 440 - 540
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

      Loading...

      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of South Carolina-Aiken students submitting ACT scores

      Loading...
      56%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      18 - 23

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 0 - 0
      Math: 0 - 0
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

      Loading...

      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

      New SAT to Old SAT
      Old SAT to New SAT

      Enter your total & section scores (Please enter all 3 scores)

      Step 1 of 2

      Total Score

      Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

      Math

      For the High School Class of 2016:
      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of South Carolina-Aiken is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      15:1
      Loading...

      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      223
      Loading...
      5%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

      Loading...
      Loading...
      Loading...

      Students enrollment in distance education

      Loading...

      In University of South Carolina-Aiken the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

      Loading...

      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of South Carolina-Aiken and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on University of South Carolina-Aiken

      The campus located by 471 University Pky address in Aiken, South Carolina.

      Loading...

      University of South Carolina-Aiken in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of South Carolina-Aiken with 0.47% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University of South Carolina-Aiken are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of South Carolina-Aiken offers 78 programs in total: 69 are for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state. University of South Carolina-Aiken is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

      Loading...

      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the University of South Carolina-Aiken: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

      Loading...

      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.

      Loading...

      University of South Carolina-Aiken provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2894 students with 86818 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 124 with 2968 credit hours.

      Photos

      Photo by Yawei Liu

      Photo by Alexandria Levy

      Photo by Shelby Jones

      Photo by Kobort Koffa

      Photo by Kevin Smith

      Photo by Ray Wilson

      Photo by Shawn Guerette

      Photo by Shawn Guerette

      Photo by Tavares Schoultz

      Add your photo

      All the photos were taken from different opened sources from the internet. Information for authors: if you don't want Search.University to show your photos here, please let us know by the contact form. You need to send us the information that confirms your authorship.

      Give feedback about University of South Carolina-Aiken

      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of South Carolina-Aiken

      Overall Rating:

      Location & Website

      Address: 471 University Pkwy

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +8036486851

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: web.usca.edu

      Financial aid office: Go to the page

      Admissions office: Go to the page

      Online application: Go to the page

      Net price calculator: Go to the page

      Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

      Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

      Loading...
      Was this page helpful?

      Thank you for your feedback! % of people found this helpful

      Why?