University of South Carolina-Aiken

471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801
Tel: (803)648-6851
Public | 3,211 students
Founded in 1961, the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) is a comprehensive liberal arts institution committed to active learning through excellence in teaching, faculty and student scholarship, research, creative activities and service. In this stimulating academic community, USCA challenges students to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for success in a dynamic global environment.

School Overview:

University of South Carolina-Aiken
CountyAiken County, SC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
181 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment3,211 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,576 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
635 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
3,124 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
87 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted51%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)17-2319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • As a senior public institution of the University of South Carolina, USCA combines the advantages of a smaller institution with the resources of a major university system. Located in beautiful, historic Aiken, South Carolina, USCA is an institution of moderate size (2,500-5,000 students) that offers baccalaureate degrees in a number of disciplines, completion baccalaureate degrees at University of South Carolina regional campuses, and master’s degrees in selected programs.
  • Along with our more than 30 programs, USC Aiken also offers a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • The university offers degrees in the arts and sciences and in the professional disciplines of business, education, and nursing. All courses of study are grounded in a liberal arts and sciences core curriculum. USCA also encourages interdisciplinary studies and collaborative endeavors.
  • The University of South Carolina Aiken is a four-year, public coeducational university offering undergraduate degree programs as well as master's degrees in elementary education and applied clinical psychology. Additional graduate courses and degree programs are offered through the USC Extended Graduate Campus program.
  • Founded in 1961 in a historic mansion in downtown Aiken, USCA moved to its present site in 1972 and occupies 453 acres. USC Aiken is located in Aiken, SC, in the western region of the state. The campus is 20 miles from Augusta, GA, and 55 miles from Columbia, SC. Recognition: U.S. News & World Report ranked USCA a top public comprehensive college in the South in the 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999 College Guides.
  • University Of South Carolina-aiken is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public colleges in the South for many years and professional programs in business, education, and nursing each have national accreditation.

Nearby Schools:

Paine College
14.8 mi. away
Voorhees College
41.1 mi. away
Newberry College
49.9 mi. away

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