College Profile

University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 3,284
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:15
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 10%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $13.1K
    Avg. Financial Aid
USC Aiken, founded in 1961, is a four-year, public coeducational university offering undergraduate degree programs as well as four master's degree programs. U.S. News and World Report: #2 Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South. This 2019 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 22nd consecutive ranking among the top three in this category. The university has won the first place ranking fourteen times. We welcome you to review courses that might be transferable to USC Aiken and encourage you to contact the Admissions staff with questions and to receive help in determining that USCA is the right place to continue your education!
Over 58,000 courses transfer into University of South Carolina-Aiken
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Founded 1961
Total Faculty 158
Full-Time Undergraduate 2,591
Part-Time Undergraduate 693
Application Acceptance Rate 56%
Transfer Students 396
Programs 52 Programs
Courses 1,395 Courses
Transfer Agreements 6 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 58,436 incoming Equivalencies
10,539 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $10,398
Out-of-State Tuition $20,856
Books and Supplies $1,240
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 59%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $6,821
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 74%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $6,262
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    USC Aiken offers a limited number of academic scholarships yearly to students transferring to USCA from two-year colleges within the state of South Carolina.
  • Tuition and Fees:
    Cost of attendance information is available at

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes, transfer students are especially welcome on campus for their fresh perspective, maturity and focus.
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    We receive approximately 1,100 applications per year (fall and spring semesters plus summer sessions).
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    We admit approximately 600 transfer students per year.
  • Percentage Accepted:
    About 58% of applicants are accepted.
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    USC Aiken enrolls about 300 students total per year.

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall (starts late August) July 1
Spring (starts mid January) December 1
May/Summer I (starts mid May) April 1
Summer II (starts early July) June 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    24 semester hours of transferable college-level work with a 2.0+ cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Courses which are developmental, remedial, technical or vocational are not considered transferable.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official transcripts are required from ALL institutions attended, whether or not credit was earned and regardless of whether you wish to transfer any credit.
  • SAT Scores:
    SAT/ACT scores are not required unless you have fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable college-level work.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    not required
  • Essay:
    not required
  • Application Fee:
  • Interview:
    not required
  • Other Requirements:
    If you have fewer than 24 semester hours of transferable college-level work, you must also submit your final high school transcript (and SAT/ACT scores if you are under the age of 21).
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Each course will be evaluated by the appropriate department chair/dean to determine whether to award credit towards the student's major. In general, credit is awarded when earned at a school accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    At least 25% of credit hours applicable toward the degree must be earned at USC Aiken. The senior year of work must be completed in residence and at least half of the credit hours in the major and minor (if applicable) must be earned at USC Aiken.

University of South Carolina-Aiken

471 University Pkwy
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
United States
Main Phone:
(803) 641-3366
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Transfer Admission Contact:
Ms. Stacie Williams
International Admissions Contact:
Mr. Andrew Hendrix
Athletic Director Contact:
Mr. Tim Hall
Veterans Services Contact:
Ms. Jessica Molidor
Veteran & Military Student Success Center
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.