South Carolina State University

853 reviews
  1. Orangeburg, SC
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
South Carolina State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
300 College St NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117
Website

South Carolina State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
730-900
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,315/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,033/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,972/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,881/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,755/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,441/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Blessed
    40%
  • Socialible
    40%
  • Optimistic.
    12%
  • Noisy
    4%
  • Tenacious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Growing
    35%
  • Interesting
    35%
  • Though many want us to falter, we still rise.
    27%
  • Insufferable self-motivating institution
    4%

After South Carolina State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

Reviews

853 reviews
  • Excellent
    136
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    353
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    54
I love my University. It's family-oriented and holds people to a higher standard. Sometimes, I feel like they just let anyone in, but after these people are grilled by a professor they take a shining to, they either barely make it through, make room for someone else to take their place, or pull through strong come their junior year. There are support systems here. Our office of financial aid can use some serious help, though. I understand that catering to freshmen is important, but in doing so, they disrespect and neglect their upperclassmen, often leaving us out to dry. They also don't mention certain funds/scholarships that should be readily available to the student that needs just a little extra help. The food is... Okay. I just wish they would stop raising tuition just to give us the same stuff they've been giving us without improvement.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
My first two semester attending South Carolina State University was great! From the atmosphere of campus, the people, staff, and just overall first year of college experiences. There are any different organizations to chose from and other extracurricular activities. The school work is intense but professors and tutiors definitely helped me out. Wouldn't change a thing.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 28 2015
Even though I am hours away from Atlanta , I feel at home! I was surprised of this because this is definitely a smaller city with less access to things I have back home. My roommate is awsome, and so are my suit mates. We have very funny hall meetings , that are just as much fun as they are important.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago