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    EStd 1886established year
    5813enrollment
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    Winthrop University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Supriya Sarkar

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Apr 22, 2021

    Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a comprehensive public institution in Rock Hill, South Carolina. According to U.S. News, Winthrop has been ranked #11 in the US for best undergraduate teaching. The program offerings of Winthrop University include more than 40 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate programs and certificates. Winthrop is one of the 37 universities whose programs in Arts have national accreditation. The business college is accredited by AACSB which is a prestigious accreditation as only 5% of business colleges in the world hold such recognition.

    The student population of the university has 4,764 undergraduate students and 1,101 graduate students. Students from 40 states and 41 countries join the university. Over 400 students participate in undergraduate research in all academic departments. The University has 18 NCAA Division I athletic teams.

    Winthrop University Rankings

    • Winthrop University is a prestigious institution under the U.S. education system and has remarkable rankings on various ranking portals.
    • US News and World Report 2021 Rankings:
      • #13 in Regional Universities South 
      • #7 in Best Colleges for Veterans 
      • #11 in Best Undergraduate Teaching 
      • #41 in Best Value Schools
      • #12 in Most Innovative Schools
      • #23 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
      • #6 in Top Public Schools
    • Times Higher Education ranks at 600th place among U.S. College Rankings 2021.
    • Niche 2021 Rankings:
      • #383 of 1,408: Best College Campuses in America
      • #501 of 1,577: Colleges with the Best Academics in America
      • #547 of 1,377: Best College Food in America
      • #582 of 1,580: Colleges with the Best Student Life in America
      • #585 of 1,619: Best Colleges in America
         

    Highlights

    University Type Public University
    Establishment Year 1886
    Location Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Campus setting Urban
    Mode of Program Full-time/ Part-time/ Online
    Total Enrollment 5,865
    Student-faculty ratio 13:1
    Average Class Size 19
    Mode of Application Online
    Acceptance Rate 69%
    Retention Rate 70%
    Graduation Rate 63%
    Accommodation Available.
    Official Website https://www.winthrop.edu/

    Winthrop University Programs

    • The university offers over 120 programs and 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees through different academic schools namely: 
      • College of Arts & Sciences, 
      • College of Business Administration, 
      • Richard W. Riley College of Education, and 
      • College of Visual and Performing Arts.
    • Fields of study include Business, Biology, Psychology, Kinesiology, and Exercise Science, Communications, Linguistics, Social Work and Youth Services, Early Childhood Education amongst others to name a few.
    • In collaboration with PwC, the business college’s AMPD program provides under-represented accounting students the tools they need to realize their dreams of a career as certified professional accountants.
    • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1 and the class size is always less than 20.
    • The most popular majors at Winthrop University include Business, Management, Marketing, Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, and Social Sciences.
    • Winthrop’s McNair Scholars program helps high-achieving, first-generation undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds and underrepresented students prepare for graduate school.

    Winthrop University Campus

    • Winthrop University has a 456-acre scenic campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
    • The campus is at a distance of just 20 minutes south of Charlotte.
    • There are over 160 activities, clubs, and organizations that encourage student participation on campus.
    • To make students’ life more comfortable, Winthrop University offers various services and amenities like the Dacus Library, a bookstore, a police department that ensures safety, accommodation, and career development center, etc.
    • The University participates in 50 sports leagues and tournaments.

    Winthrop University Residence

    • Residence life at Winthrop University offers the full experience of student life through the following residence halls:
    • Traditional style halls offer 2 facilities, Margaret Nance and Wofford for females, and Richardson is co-ed.
    • Suite-style halls offer 3 co-ed facilities named Thompson, Lee Wicker, and Phelps.
    • Apartment-style halls offer 2 co-ed facilities, Roddey apartments and The Courtyard at Winthrop.
    • On being admitted to the university, students will receive a packet including instructions on the application for housing through the Eagles Nest Housing link and a housing contract.
    • First and second-year students are required to live on campus for two years. Roommates are arranged as per the preferences filled out in the application.
    • A few benefits and advantages of living on-campus at Winthrop include the following amenities and facilities:
      • Cable TV with over 90 channels
      • Microfridge is provided in each room free-of-cost
      • Eagle cinema available on-campus internet
      • Laundry is free at Winthrop
      • Residence hall entry card
      • 24*7 Computer Lab facility
      • Dining services

    Winthrop University Application Process

    Winthrop University accepts applications for the Fall and Spring semesters. The University had an acceptance rate of 69% in the Fall of 2019.

    How to Apply?

    Students applying for admission to Winthrop University must follow the guidelines given below:

    Application Portal: Online application

    Application Fee: 50 USD for domestic students and 60 USD for international students

    Application Deadline: Fall semester: April 15; Spring semester: September 15

    Admission Requirements: International applicants must fulfill the following requirements for admission:

    • Transcripts for grades and level of all previously completed coursework.
    • International transcripts must be mailed to the admission office directly by the office issuing these transcripts.
    • Scores of exams to study in the U.S.
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Engagement in community service and extracurricular activities
    • Personal statement or essay of intent
    • Resume
    • Work experience
    • An audition or personal interview
    • Proof of immunization or insurance must be provided
    • Affidavit of support or financial assistance proof must be provided

    Winthrop University Cost of Attendance

    • Applicants should estimate the cost of studying in the U.S. to have an idea of what amount will be spent on their stay and studies during the entire span of the course.
    • The cost of attendance for Winthrop University for 2020-21 has been given in the table below:
    Particulars International Undergraduate International Graduate
    Tuition 31,002 USD 25,688 USD
    Room and Board 9,810 USD 8,096 USD
    Books and supplies 1,200 USD 1,200 USD
    Transportation 1,592 USD 2,932 USD
    Personal 1,592 USD 5,500 USD
    Loan Fee 86 USD 176 USD
    Total 45,282 USD 43,592 USD

    Winthrop University Scholarships/ Financial Aid for International Students

    • Winthrop University offers limited financial aid options for international students.
    • International students with an F-1/ J-1 visa are not eligible to receive grants or loans.
    • International students are allowed to work on campus for a stipulated time period at a fixed hourly rate. However, to work off-campus students must have prior authorization from the United States Department of Homeland and Security (DHS).
    • International students looking for financial support must check the following scholarships granted by the university:
      • International Ambassador Scholarship: The value of this scholarship is 250 USD per semester plus an out-of-state grant.
      • Winthrop Gold Scholarship: The annual value of this scholarship is 20,300 USD. Students having a GPA score of 3.95 or higher are typically awarded this scholarship.
      • Winthrop Garnet Scholarship: The annual value of this scholarship is 18,300 USD. Students having a GPA score of 3.65 or higher are typically awarded this scholarship.
      • Winthrop Blue Line Scholarship: The annual value of this scholarship is 16,300 USD. Students having a GPA score of 3.48 or higher are typically awarded this scholarship.

    Eligibility criteria for the scholarships stated above are as follows:

    1. A complete application for admission must be given for scholarship consideration; this includes the application form, application fee, and transcripts.
    2. Applicants must be admitted to the university before the award is finalized.
    3. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at Winthrop University.
    4. International students are also eligible to receive transfer scholarships, talent scholarships, athletic scholarships, and graduate assistantships/ associateships.

    Winthrop University Alumni Network

    • Alumni of Winthrop University have been recognized for their performance and contribution to the development of the university as a part of society.
    • Winthrop University has over 60,000 active alumni members from the student community.
    • Some notable alumni of the university are:
      • Shanola Hampton: American actress
      • Andie MacDowell: American actress
      • Kevin Slowey: Baseball pitcher
      • Terence Roberts: Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina
      • Craig Bradshaw: New Zealand basketball player
    • The benefits and services available to members of the alumni association are:
      • Discount to Biltmore Estate Discounts
      • One-year Eagle Club Memberships
      • Discount on Hotel Bookings
      • Member-only discount on Nationwide insurance
      • Official Winthrop ring and other accessories
      • Special state-issued vanity plate
      • West Center membership

    Winthrop University Placement

    • The university has a Center for career development and internships to cater to the needs of students for placement and further career options.
    • The university has an online portal EAGLElink for providing a platform to employers and the employees to make a connection by uploading their requirements and then proceeding further with interviews etc.
    • 93% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 35,900 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.
    • The average salary of Winthrop graduates as per PayScale is USD 56,441 per annum.

    The average salary earned by WU graduates by the job as reported by Payscale is tabulated below:

    Job Title Average Salary (in USD)
    Software Engineer 77,000
    Graphic Designer 54,000
    Senior Accountant 55,000
    Front End Developer 78,000
    H R Director 78,000

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    Winthrop University FAQs

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of Winthrop University?

    Ans. The acceptance rate of Winthrop University stood at 69% last year making its admissions moderately selective.

    Ques. What is the average tuition fee for international students at Winthrop University?

    Ans. The average fee ranges from 26,000 to 32,000 USD depending upon the courses and the duration.

    Ques. What is the minimum IELTS score required for admission to Winthrop University?

    Ans. The minimum IELTS score required is 6.0 and TOEFL iBT is 69 for undergraduates and IELTS 6.5 and TOEFL iBT 79 for graduates.

    Ques. Are students allowed to bring their cars on campus?

    Ans. Yes, the university allows students to bring their cars but they have to take proper parking permits.

    Ques. Does Winthrop University provide career assistance after graduation?

    Ans. The university helps the student in getting placement by equipping the students with all the skills and facilitating in searching for the dream job.

    Ques. What distinguishes Winthrop from other universities?

    Ans. A high-quality education at a reasonable cost, a variety of degree options, faculty committed to teaching, large enough for variety, small enough to be an individual, small-town charm near the largest city in the Carolinas, beautiful campus, private school feels at a public school cost, and a lot more makes it an attractive place to study.

    Ques. What are the most popular majors at Winthrop University?

    Ans. The most popular majors at Winthrop University include Business, Management, Marketing, Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, and Social Sciences.

    Ques. What is the average salary of Winthrop University graduates?

    Ans. The average salary of Winthrop graduates as per PayScale is USD 56,441 per annum.

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    Winthrop University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    7223
    FAFSA Code
    003456
    Application Cost
    $40
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $30,146 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-79--
    IELTS-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score1090980120028
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560500620-
    Mathematics530480580-
    ACT22192572

    Winthrop University Acceptance Rate

    73.4 %

    acceptance rate

    4573

    total applicants

    7223

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    30.0%

    Male

    70.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    73.4%
    Total Applicants
    7776
    Total Enrolled
    5706
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    73.4%
    Total Applicants
    2068
    Total Enrolled
    1517

    Winthrop University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Winthrop University Enrollment
    7223
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    5706
    Graduate Enrollment
    1517
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    60.7%

    Attendance Cost

    $30146

    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
    $30,146 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $23,594 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $8,740 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,028 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,538 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,028 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,262 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,028 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Programs
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    77294222350789

    College Rating

    Based on 10 Students Rating

    7.6 out of 10
    8.9/10Academic
    8.4/10Accommodation
    9.1/10Faculty
    8.3/10Infrastructure
    8.5/10Placement
    7.6/10Social Life

    Reviews

    VS
    8.2 /10

    My father wanted me to study in the USA in order to get better opportunities and education. I was required to submit an online application form which cost me $50 as an application fee. Other than this, my high school score of 9.2 GPA was also required during the admission.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course provided me with a high-quality education. The program also provided me with various objectives like accountability, adaptability, creative thinking, teamwork, communication and accounting expertise. My communication skills also got improved.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    AP
    8.3 /10

    Most of my friends were applying to this University so I also applied along with them. While taking the admission I had submitted an online application form with the application fee of $50. My bachelors score of 9.5 GPA were also taken into account by them.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course emphasized the understanding of a broad range of computing topics. The curriculum covered various programs like computational theory, algorithm analysis, understanding of hardware principles, programming skills, and software engineering.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    AS
    7.7 /10

    As I was working already as an HR Manager I wanted to do an MBA in HR. I was searching for various options in the USA and Canada. I got chosen by several colleges, this one I found the best suitable option for me. By paying $50 as an application fee online the process was complete.

    Course Curriculum :

    Various ideologies are covered. I am learning about issues, decision variables, and public policy considerations for the management of an organization's human resources with special attention on public and private sector differences, international variation, and unions.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    JS
    6.7 /10

    As I was working already as an HR Manager I wanted to do an MBA in HR. I was searching for various options in the USA and Canada. I got chosen by several colleges, this one I found the best suitable option for me. By paying $50 as an application fee online the process was complete.

    Course Curriculum :

    Various ideologies are covered. I am learning about issues, decision variables, and public policy considerations for the management of an organization's human resources with special attention on public and private sector differences, international variation, and unions.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    JN
    7.5 /10

    My elder sister has just finished her MBA in HR from this college. So from her, I came to know about this college. So I set my applications to this college over their online portal. It cost me $50. I had also applied to a few colleges in Canada and the USA too.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is really good. MBA in Finance what is taught is very different. It's absolutley market oriented. Topics like Accounting for Managers, Managerial Economics, Financial Policy Management, Business & Society, Sustainable Operations and many more are covered.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
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    701 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29733
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    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Bus Station

    Book Store

    Winthrop University Bookstore0.13 km
    Shepherd's Fold Books0.43 km
    The Liberty Book Company0.55 km
    Tall Stories0.61 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Cherry Plaza Shopping Center1.71 km
    RadiantRo Boutique2.21 km
    Milwood2.45 km
    Mc Connells Corner2.70 km
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    Bus Station

    White Street Park and Ride81.86 km

    Restaurant

    White Horse Restaurant0.85 km
    Subway Restaurants2.28 km
    Shrimp Boat Cherry Road2.33 km
    Ledo Pizza2.94 km
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    Airport

    Helipad2.66 km
    Country Squire Airport5.11 km
    Rock Hill - York County Airport5.81 km
    Rally NDB UZ 2277.08 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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