University of South Carolina – Upstate

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC

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University of South Carolina - Upstate is a public institution located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately 5,500 students are enrolled per year at University of South Carolina - Upstate.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the school. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to University of South Carolina - Upstate. Scores in a range of 18 - 22 on the ACT or 1300 - 1560 on the SAT are recommended to increase your chances for getting accepted. This school admits approximately 60 percent of students applying. Of those students accepted, about 44 percent registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at University of South Carolina - Upstate varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay nearly $11,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $21,000 per year. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $4,800 per year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

The University of South Carolina - Upstate "Spartans" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of South Carolina – Upstate accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of South Carolina – Upstate is about 6,000, with undergraduate students making up about 94% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $10,000-$12,000
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,220
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $430-$520 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $880-$1,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$7,357
Receiving Student Loans69%$6,622

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of South Carolina – Upstate may offer student services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

University of South Carolina – Upstate has an overall graduation rate which is around 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years14%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2007)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1988)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of South Carolina – Upstate is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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