University of South Carolina-Upstate

800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999
Tel: (864)503-5000
Public | 5,554 students
At the University of South Carolina Upstate, we are inspiring students to greatness and shaping them to inspire others. From new residence halls and campus life facilities to smart classrooms, a dedicated faculty, and a completely wireless 302-acre campus, we are laying a foundation in the liberal arts that will inspire our students throughout a lifetime of learning.It’s the reason why we’re among the fastest-growing universities in South Carolina and one of the Southeast’s leading metropolitan universities. It’s also the reason why we’re one of the top transfer destinations in South Carolina for transfer students. Located along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, we offer more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and teacher education, as well as master’s degrees in education.USC Upstate is a place, our students tell us, that inspires them to greatness and shapes them to be an inspiration to others. The only way to know if USC Upstate will inspire you is to visit. Register online at to attend a Fabulous Friday or an Open House. Or if you would like to talk with one of our admissions counselors, just call 864-503-5246 or 1-800-277-8727.Come be inspired!

School Overview:

University of South Carolina-Upstate
CountySpartanburg County, SC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
266 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment5,554 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
4,484 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,070 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
5,425 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
129 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 Admitted65%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)430-530450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-530460-573
ACT English (25-75%)18-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2320-25

School Notes:

  • USC Upstate is a coeducational, public, comprehensive metropolitan institution offering bachelor degree programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education.
  • USC Upstate has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the South's top five public liberal arts colleges.
  • USC Upstate is among the fastest growing senior comprehensive universities in the state—public or private. Enrollment is approximately 5,000 students from 38 states and 71 nations.
  • USC Upstate is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, within easy driving distance of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the coast. The campus has 12 major buildings including the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex and the 12-acre Susan Jacobs Arboretum. The University also has a campus at the University Center in Greenville, South Carolina, offering junior- and senior-level courses.
  • Students seeking admission will need a strong college prep background, above average grades and appropriate SAT/ACT scores. If you are transferring from another college to USC Upstate, you must have at least a 2.0 grade point average. See the USC Upstate catalog for additional requirements.
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