Resources › For Students and Parents Winthrop University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Winthrop University Tillman Hall. Jason A G / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 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 August 22, 2017 Winthrop University Description: Winthrop University is a public university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, about 20 minutes from Charlotte. Founded in 1886, the university has many buildings on the National Historic Register. The diverse student body comes from 42 states and 54 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 41 degree programs with business administration and art being the most popular. Winthrop has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. All classes are taught by the faculty. Student life is active with more than 180 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Winthrop Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Admissions Data (2016): Winthrop University Acceptance Rate: 69%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 460 / 570SAT Math: 450 / 565SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT comparison for South Carolina collegesBig South Conference SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers meanACT comparison for South Carolina collegesBig South Conference ACT score comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 6,109 (5,091 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female89% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $14,810 (in-state); $28,390 (out-of-state)Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,822Other Expenses: $3,000Total Cost: $27,632 (in-state); $41,212 (out-of-state) Winthrop University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 98%Loans: 72%Average Amount of AidGrants: $9,568Loans: $7,030 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%Transfer Out Rate: 25%4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%6-Year Graduation Rate: 58% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Golf, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, TennisWomen's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Tennis 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 | South Carolina State | USC Aiken | USC Beaufort | USC Columbia | USC Upstate | Wofford If You Like Winthrop University, You May Also Like These Schools: North Carolina State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUNC - Charlotte: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNewberry College: Profile Coker College: Profile Appalachian State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUNC - Chapel Hill: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLander University: Profile Francis Marion University: Profile Winthrop University Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.winthrop.edu/wu_template.aspx?id=1620 "Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina. All eligible bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business and the visual and performing arts are nationally accredited - part of the University's commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation."