Resources › For Students and Parents South Carolina State University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print South Carolina State University. Pollinator / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 09, 2017 South Carolina State University Admissions Overview: South Carolina State University has an acceptance rate of 86%, making it accessible to the vast majority of applicants. As part of the application process, students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Contact the admissions office with any questions you may have. Admissions Data (2016): South Carolina State University Acceptance Rate: 86%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 350 / 440SAT Math: 330 / 433SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT comparison for South Carolina collegesACT Composite: 14 / 17ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers meanACT comparison for South Carolina colleges South Carolina State University Description: Founded in 1896, South Carolina State is a public, historically black university located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The university is committed to making education accessible, and the school frequently ranks highly for social mobility. Undergraduates can choose from over 50 majors with biology, business and family and consumer sciences being the most popular. The university is made up of three colleges, and the school takes pride in its small classes supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the South Carolina State Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,905 (2,529 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female90% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $10,420 (in-state); $20,500 (out-of-state)Books: $2,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,000Other Expenses: $8,000Total Cost: $29,420 (in-state); $39,500 (out-of-state) South Carolina State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 90%Loans: 84%Average Amount of AidGrants: $8,456Loans: $6,873 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%Transfer Out Rate: 20%4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%6-Year Graduation Rate: 38% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Explore Other South Carolina Colleges: Anderson | Charleston Southern | Citadel | Claflin | Clemson | Coastal Carolina | College of Charleston | Columbia International | Converse | Erskine | Furman | North Greenville | Presbyterian | USC Aiken | USC Beaufort | USC Columbia | USC Upstate | Winthrop | Wofford South Carolina State University Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.scsu.edu/about/mission.aspx "South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution of approximately 4,500-6,000 students. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master's level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration."