Winthrop University in Rock Hill

Rock Hill, SC

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Winthrop University offers 235-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 71%. The most popular test is SAT - 52% of students submitted it in comparison to 48% of students who submitted ACT. 31.5% are women, and 68.5% are men. 3% percents of international students. Winthrop University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Winthrop University is 16138$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $18022 and $26222 per year. 54% of full-time Winthrop University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $36,200, 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 Winthrop University 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.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$13,770
$30,001 - $48,000$14,547
$48,001 - $75,000$16,473
$75,001 - $110,000$18,663

Admission considerations


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


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5140

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3856 of Winthrop University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Winthrop University number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Winthrop University 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
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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


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 Winthrop University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

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

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

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

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


Winthrop University graduation rate is above the national average.

54% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Winthrop University 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration 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 educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


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


  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • 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.


In comparison to National Average

Winthrop University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 5% only.


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 Winthrop University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 3% only.


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.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Winthrop University full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

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 continue 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, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Winthrop University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
910 - 1130

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 570
Math: 450 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Winthrop University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

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

ACT Test Score Range


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.

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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 Winthrop University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Winthrop University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Winthrop University 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 Winthrop University

The campus located by 119 Tillman Hall address in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


Winthrop University 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 Winthrop University with 0.37% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Winthrop University are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Winthrop University offers 235 programs in total: 124 are for Bachelor's degree, 84 - for Master's degree, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

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


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the Winthrop University: 3 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


Winthrop University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4755 students with 142662 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 686 with 16458 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Winthrop University

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Overall Rating:

Be wary of the financing office. They will not work with you, even when it is their fault. I attended Winthrop for 2 years while I was out of the Navy while using the GI Bill. During that time the GI Bill changed and no longer covered out of state tuition. I was not notified of this till I received my $6200 bill. After speaking to the finance office numerous times about the course of contact used, they stated that they had not updated my address even though they did have it on file they stated that all attempts had been sent to a prior address. This resulted in being sent to collections and a massive hit to my credit report. I went ahead and paid off the amount after numerous requests to try to work this out had failed. They refused to remove it from my credit. I am writing this to let others know that they do care about the financial status of their alumni. Reflect on this while you are considering schools. Is this the type of college you want to be affiliated with?

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I’m a second semester sophomore, also a transfer student and as much as I love Winthrop there’s a few things that are just ridiculous. This school is very money hungry we sit here and register for classes but our bills come late. On top of that the due dates for the money is ridiculous I’m sorry but I need more than a week to pay the ridiculous balance. Also my classes get dropped then it’s impossible to get back into them. I’ve never been to a school that just drops classes because of money. Not to mention the dorms are overly priced. The food courts and stuff don’t stay open long enough. Winthrop also makes you take ridiculous classes such as human experience and CRTW to graduate. Don’t even get me started on financial aid they are no help and extremely lazy. The fact that they lose documents and processing them takes forever is ridiculous. They also never tell you when you can apply again. Honestly if I’m going to be there another two years Winthrop needs to do better or I can take my money elsewhere.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Their faculty and staff don't care about their students, good luck if you're a special needs student living in campus because apparently housing has a vendetta against everyone. Some of the professors are so far out of touch with the real world that it's boggling that they ever got their degrees.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The parking for students is horrible. Winthrop took away close to 30 student parking spots and still raised the price for a parking permit. The cops run stop signs and speed for no reason. The campus smells bad randomly. The WiFi is the absolute worst. If you take a test online and it doesn’t kick you off then you’re lucky. Winthrop guest, Winthrop secure, and Winthrop registered are all bad. The dorms are overpriced, and all have a problems with black mold. The school doesn’t even have a football program and our tuition is competing with Clemson’s. If I could go back, I would definitely choose somewhere else.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The student parking is wack. $100 for a permit and the majority of students still have to park a mile away from classes in an unpaved, gravel parking lot, while staff only has to pay $35 for a permit and gets to park right beside buildings. The food is terrible. Everything in Thomason is tasteless and sometimes questionable. Also they close unreasonably early. Not everyone eats before 7 pm. Then the restaurants on campus aren't even all open at the same time, making choices very limited. Also all the restaurants close earlier on the weekends than they do during the weekday. Most people tend to eat later on weekends. Rock Hill is plain boring. Every time I go downtown, there's never anyone out there. More than half the student population goes home on the weekends because there's just nothing to do. Also Winthrop is right in front of a sketchy neighborhood, there's been multiple reports of burglary and sexual assault. The student center is less than impressive compared to other universities. The library is very small for it to be a college mainly known for it's courses in education. I wouldn't recommend it. I will be transferring.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 701 Oakland Ave

Place: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8033232211

Institution is active in current year: 1

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