University of South Carolina - Upstate

801 reviews
  1. Spartanburg, SC
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of South Carolina - Upstate is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
SAT Range
850-1040
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,597/ 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
    $14,025/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,561/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,415/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,588/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,748/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,218Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • It depends on the major
    38%
  • Average
    29%
  • Inspiring
    24%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Failure
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Motivating
    50%
  • Adequate
    21%
  • Exceeds Expectations
    14%
  • A small campus with a grand accreditation
    7%
  • Disappointing
    7%

After University of South Carolina - Upstate

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

801 reviews
  • Excellent
    87
  • Very Good
    300
  • Average
    314
  • Poor
    59
  • Terrible
    29
USC Upstate is amazing! I waited 4 years to go back to college due to having a baby and I was so scared to go back!! On my first day I was a wreck but once I got in my classes they were very welcoming and nice! I love the professors and the student life is awesome!!
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
USC upstate is an awesome school
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Perfect school to learn more about yourself as an individual
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago