Winthrop University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Winthrop University
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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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,109 (5,091 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 89% 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: $8,822
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total 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 Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,568
    • Loans: $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, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Winthrop University Mission Statement:

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"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."

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