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SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - [SCSU], ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA

Orangeburg, South CarolinaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1896Established Year
  2942Enrollment

South Carolina State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1896, South Carolina State University is a public institute accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission. Renowned as a prestigious name in the US Education System, the university that was earlier known as Land Grant College currently has more than 4500 students enrolled with a diverse student body representing 21 countries across the globe.

It is a Historically Black College and University that offers more than 50 majors which comprises baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. With a Student to Faculty Ratio of 17:1, the institute is indeed rightly one of the coveted choices to study in the USA that ensures no compromise on quality of education imparted.

Carolina State University offers admissions in the three intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring to its international applicants and also requires a non refundable fee of 25 USD. The acceptance rate observed by the institute is nearly 53% and thus, it falls under the category of moderately selective universities of the nation.

Rankings

  • South Carolina State University, USA Rankings by US News (2020) :
    • 104: National University
    • 69: Best Colleges for Veterans
    • 182: Best Value College
    • 69:Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • 82: Regional University South
  • It is honored among the top 10 most enrolled ROTC cadets by Washington Monthly.
  • It also stands at # for Social Mobility by Washington Monthly

Highlights

College TypePublic
Student Retention Rate70%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity68%
Acceptance rate53%
Season of IntakeFall, Summer and Spring
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Application Fee25 USD
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk803-536-8370

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • South Carolina State University, USA is located in the City of Orangeburg. Spread across 160 acres of land, it has numerous facilities for the students.
  • Students can enroll themselves in various college societies such as The Collegian, Radio Station and Various Performance Clubs and Organizations, Honor Societies,Military Clubs and Organizations, Religious Organizations, Greek Organizations and Advocacy Organizations.
  • Army ROTC is one of the great Opportunities to learn leadership skills,team work, organize tasks and what not.

Housing Facilities/ Residence

South Carolina State University, USA has residence facilities for all its students. Freshman have to compulsory reside on campus. Residence Halls include Battiste Hall ,Hugine Suites ,Earle ,Mitchell Hall,Nix Hall,Rowe Hall,Truth Hall,University Village,Williams Hall which are discussed in details as follows:

  • Battiste Hall - Capacity of 202 students for both Male and Female students,Spacious Lobby, Conference Room, Computer Room, Elevators ,Suite Style Rooms with 2 Bedrooms, Common Area,Bathroom. Each room has Beds , Desks, Closets, Couches, Tables, Chairs , Cable TV and Internet.Available only for First Year students.
  • Hugine Suites - Capacity of 755 Students for both Male and Female,Single Bedrooms, fitness Center, Onsite MailBoxes, Free Washer Dryers, Study area, Per four bedrooms there are two bathrooms, common area,a refrigerator, microwave , dryer etc. Available to Upperclassmen Students.
  • Mitchell Hall- Capacity for 144 Male Students, Pool Table, Spacious First Floor, Elevators, Laundry Facilities,Two Large Bathrooms on each corridor,Double Bedrooms, Twin Size Beds, two desks , two chairs, two dressers,two closets.
  • Nix Hall - Capacity for 26 Male Students, Single Bedroom Accommodation, twin size bed, one desk and chair, one closet, Communal Bathroom on each floor
  • Rowe Hall - Capacity for 26 Women, Single Bedrooms, Each Bedroom has twin size bed, one desk and chair, one closet, cable television,wireless Internet Connection, Communal Bathroom.
  • Williams Hall - Capacity for 144 female students,Double Occupancy Bedrooms, Twin size bed, Two closets, two dressers, private bathrooms, Cable television, Internet Access.

Courses

South Carolina State University offers an array of courses for international students which includes bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. It offers more than 50 Majors.

The academic Departments are: Departments of Accounting, Agribusiness,and Economics, Business Administration, Biological Sciences, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Education, English and Modern Languages, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Sciences, Human Services, Human Services, Industrial and Electrical Engineering and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Sciences.

It has 3 Undergraduates and one Graduate College namely, College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, College of Science , Mathematics, Engineering and Technology and Honors College.

The institute offers some exclusive degrees which are as follows:

  • B.Sc in Nuclear Engineering
  • M.Sc in Transportation
  • MBA in Concentration in Agribusiness
  • Doctor of Educational Administration
  • B.Sc in Physics with concentration in Medical Physics
  • Master in Speech Language Pathology

South Carolina Application Process

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website

Application Fee: 25 USD

Application Deadline: Students should apply by June 1 for Fall Semester, April1 for Summer and October 30 for Spring Semester.

Documents Required:

  • Photocopies/Original Transcripts
  • Statement of Financial Support
  • Immigration Documents
  • One Letter of Recommendation.
  • Test Scores like SAT/ACT or GMAT/GRE as required.
  • English language proficiency scores like IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent
  • Resume and work experience
  • Statement of purpose

South Carolina State University Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as tabulated below:

EXPENSESUNDERGRADUATE COST(In USD)GRADUATE COST (In USD)
Tuition10,10910,519
Library Fee7575
Technology Fee200200
Health Services Fee120120
Student Activity Fee8080
Museum and Planetarium Fee3535
Athletic Fee256256
Room and Board2500 to 42502500 to 4250
Meals3,0003,000
Transportation1,5001,500
Personal Expenses3,5003,500

Scholarships/ Financial Aid

The students are offered various forms of financial aid like grants, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Candidates need to fill FAFSA form by October 1 in order to be eligible for Financial Aid: Federal Grants and Scholarships etc. Some of the Scholarships at South Carolina State University are:

  • General University Scholarship
    • Full Tuition Scholarship , Given for 2 semesters, Renewable for Six Semester, Required: 3.25 GPA, SAT I Score- 1100 or ACT Score-24, Freshmen Eligible.
  • Presidential Scholarships
    • Full Scholarship which includes Tuition, Room and Board, Available for 8 Semesters,Given for 2 semesters, Renewable for Six Semester, Required: 3.50 GPA, SAT I Score- 1200 or ACT Score-27,Freshmen Eligible
  • SC State University Achievers Scholarship
    • Full Tuition Scholarship, Renewable for six semesters, 2 years or four years., Required GPA:3.50,Available to currently enrolled students.

Alumni Network

  • The institute has a network of 30,000 Alumni all over the world. The Office of Alumni relations keeps the alumni and current students connected.
  • This college has produced some amazing talents. More than 2035 Students have been to US Army and 119 Students to ranks of Professional Sports. Some of the Notable Alumni are:
    • James E Clyburn - Assistant Democrat Leader
    • General Clifford Stantly- Appointed as Under Secretary of Defence for Personnel
    • Brigadier General Stephen Twitty - Silver Star Medal
    • Honorable Matthew Perry - Senior US District Judge
    • Honorable Ernest Finney - Supreme Court Chief Justice

Placements

The university offers amazing Internships and Job Opportunities to its students and Alumni through the Career Center. Career Center offers internship opportunities in Children’s Home Society and Family Services, US Department of State, Viacom Careers, MTV Networks, ESPN, Deloitte, Lóreal USA, Sony Music, IBM etc.

College Diversity Network helps students find suitable recruiters. There is a long list of On Campus Recruiters some of which are ABC Columbia,Bank of America, Georgia Pacific, Career Personnel, TALASCEND,LLC,Walmart, Zeus, York 2. It is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Del Technologies, Deloitte, HP, KPMG.

The median starting salary of alumni of South Carolina State University is around 45,000 USD.

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South Carolina State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population3208
FAFSA Code003446
Application Cost$25
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$20,218 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score910840980 43%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing455420490-
Mathematics455420490-
ACT171518 68%

South Carolina State University Acceptance Rate

78.3%

Acceptance Rate

2521

Total Applicants

3208

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

47.3%

Male

52.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program78.3%
Total Applicants3527
Total Enrolled2760
Graduate
Graduate Programs78.2%
Total Applicants573
Total Enrolled448

South Carolina State University Enrollment

Enrollment
South Carolina State University Enrollment3208
Undergraduate Enrollment2760
Graduate Enrollment448
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate31.6%

Attendance Cost

$20,218

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$20,218 / Year
Post Graduate Program$21,038 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$2,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,000 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$8,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,000 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$8,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$8,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$8,000 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1874184826-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.8/10

10/10academic
9/10infrastructure
8/10placements
9/10faculty
8/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

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Satishwar pranay, INDIA Mba
South Carolina State University
Current student , Batch : 2021
8.8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MBA ; SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

My South Carolina State University helped me to decide about my future career paths better. I made amazing faculty-friend connections. Director of Admissions and the professors helped me in my success and decision to pursue a graduate degree in Management. The application form cost me $25.


Course Curriculum - 

This accelerated one-year general MBA program requires a total of 30 credit hours to successfully complete the course. The foundation courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing are also included in the curriculum. My professional work experience is also considered in the course. I am able to learn things better.

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infrastructure
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300 College Street Northeast, Orangeburg, SC 29115
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Book Store

Claflin University Bookstore0.28 Km
South Carolina State University Bookstore0.46 Km
Swift Books1.33 Km
Christian Books & Gift Shop1.73 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet2.29 Km

Pharmacy

Jamison's Pharmacy0.81 Km
CVS Pharmacy0.95 Km
Orangeburg Veterinary Associates1.49 Km
Grove Park Pharm & Home Medical1.68 Km
Orange Cut Rate Drug1.69 Km
Thomas J. Erickson, RPH1.83 Km
Barbara W. Shirer, Barbara1.83 Km
Maurice A. Lee, PharmD1.85 Km
Charles P. Thompson Jr, RPH2.01 Km
GROVE PARK HOSPICE2.03 Km
Walmart Pharmacy2.58 Km
Family Health Pharmacy3.52 Km
Debra G. Felder, RPh3.53 Km
Earle P. Barton, RPh4.99 Km
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Shopping Mall

Chestnut Shopping Center1.56 Km
Downtown Orangeburg1.66 Km
Orangeburg Mall1.67 Km
Grove Park Pharmacy, Medical Equipment, and Hospice Care2.06 Km
Edisto Village shopping Center2.46 Km
Prince of Orange Mall3.97 Km
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Airport

Orangeburg Municipal Airport3.61 Km
Orangeburg airport terminal3.64 Km
Edisto VOR-DME EDS 111.44.75 Km
RMC Heliport4.84 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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