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South Carolina State University is a public institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,744, its setting is city, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. South Carolina State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 147. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,258 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,170 (2011-12).
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South Carolina State University is a historically Black 1890 Land-Grant university whose students excel in the arts, sciences, education, and armed services. Its land-grant programs provide outreach services across the state. SCSU's special strengths are its affordability and its history of providing a nurturing environment that allows its 'diamonds in the rough' (i.e. those students who are not as academically prepared as their counterparts who enroll at State or in other institutions) to become 'polished jewels' (nationally competitive). Through staff support and faculty instruction, research and service, our graduates are highly skilled and competent to meet life's challenges.
When applying to South Carolina State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at South Carolina State University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 95.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||95.8%|
|Application deadline||May 31|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at South Carolina State University is 17:1, and the school has 49.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at South Carolina State University include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Psychology, General; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.
South Carolina State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,744, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 57.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43.0 percent of students live off campus. South Carolina State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
South Carolina State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. South Carolina State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at South Carolina State University, 35 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at South Carolina State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||35%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$9,258 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,170 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data