College Profile

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 3,265
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:14
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 6%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $17.4K
    Avg. Financial Aid
South Carolina State University, founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., with a student population of some 5,000, SC State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.
Over 11,500 courses transfer into South Carolina State University
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Founded 1890
Total Faculty 207
Full-Time Undergraduate 3,006
Part-Time Undergraduate 259
Application Acceptance Rate 97%
Transfer Students 183
Programs 51 Programs
Courses 679 Courses
Transfer Agreements 11 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 11,805 incoming Equivalencies
10,982 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $9,258
Out-of-State Tuition $18,170
Books and Supplies $1,200
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 70%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $7,930
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 74%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $9,519
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Various aid packages are available for transfer students at SC State University. For additional information, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at 1(803) 536-7067 or

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes, SC State University accepts transfer students.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    SC State University receives approximately 1068 transfer applications each year.
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    SC State University offers admission to approximately 650 of those students, coming from community colleges and four-year institutions.
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Sixty percent of transfer students who apply for admission to the University are accepted.
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Over seventy percent of transfer students offered admission to the University enroll annually.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall August 1
Spring December 15
Summer May 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    A minimum 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent of a “C” on the other scales.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Submit official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended and a final official transcript for all coursework in progress up until the time of enrollment at SC State University.
  • SAT Scores:
    Submit High School transcript and official SAT/ACT Scores if less than 30 semester hours college-level work have been obtained in a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    SC State University does not require an essay or personal statement for Undergraduate applicants.
  • Application Fee:
    A Non-Refundable Application Fee of $25.00. Both Electronic and Paper applications are accepted.
  • Interview:
    SC State University does not require an interview for Undergraduate applicants but strongly encourage campus visits for all applicants.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    "C", "B" & "A" grades only are transferable to the University for college level work, 101 level course work or higher. The University does not accept remedial or developmental course work.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Transfer students must earn at least 30 semester hours in residence at South Carolina State University to earn a degree.
  • Transfer Policy Document:

South Carolina State University

300 College St NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Services Contact:
Geoff Herzog
Student Services Program Coordinator, Admissions, Recruitment and Scholarships
International Admissions Contact:
Carolyn Free
Director of Multicultural Affairs, Enrollment Management
1(803) 536-8402
Athletic Director Contact:
Charlene Johnson
Athletic Director, Athletics
1(803) 536-8172
Last updated on 9/9/2022 by South Carolina State University.