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University of South Carolina-Sumter

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Public, 2-year

School Size & Setting

Small | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

24:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The University of South Carolina Sumter, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership for the Sumter area. At the heart of this mission is a teaching faculty of high-quality dedicated to excellence in instruction, scholarship, public and professional service and creative endeavor which enrich the classroom experience. USC Sumter offers a varied curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students to continue their education in the university and throughout life. The University of South Carolina Sumter recruits students prepared to begin or planning to complete a baccalaureate level education. While USC Sumter does not offer remedial instruction, it is nonetheless able to admit most students who apply because of the close working relationship between students and faculty. Enrollment varies with community need, but is expected to remain near 1000 FTE students.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$7,558

Out of state

$18,238
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
94%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 80.0% $3,737
State/local grants 87.0% $4,563
Institutional grants 38.0% $1,874
Loans 28.0% $4,885

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$. per year

Books & Supplies

$1,600 per year

Personal Expenses

$. per year

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      • A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
83.78%
  • Apply 518
  • Accepted 434
  • Attend 265

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$40
Graduate
No information

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Not applicable
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Required
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
60%
Male Students
40%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian59.13%
  2. Black23.47%
  3. Hispanic/Latino6.13%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities5.22%
  5. Not Specified3.45%
  6. Asian1.9%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.42%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.28%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,682

Undergraduate students

1,682

Full Time Students
37%
Part Time Students
63%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Baseball
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Golf
  • Track and Field, X-Country
Female sports:
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Baseball
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Golf
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Female

    • Soccer
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Softball
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Golf
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