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University of South Carolina, Upstate

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1967
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,574
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $2,740,715
Admissions Address

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Website

http://www.uscupstate.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uscupstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mrs. Donette Y. Stewart
Admissions office telephone: (864) 503-5246
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: May 1
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uscs.edu/admn/admis/appl.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 20 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 1,942
Total acceptances: 1,305
Total freshman enrollment: 797
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 776
Male acceptances: 442
Male freshman enrollment: 289
 
Female applicants: 1,166
Female acceptances: 863
Female freshman enrollment: 508
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 39%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 98%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 88%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 530
Math: 460 – 550
Combined: 900 – 1080

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 6.0% 9.0%
500-599 36.0% 42.0%
400-499 49.0% 44.0%
300-399 8.0% 4.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 49%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 22
Math: 17 – 22
Composite: 18 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%
24-29 15.0% 15.0% 16.0%
18-23 69.0% 54.0% 54.0%
12-17 15.0% 27.0% 29.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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