College Profile

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 4,202
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:12
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 6%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $14.6K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, comprehensive teaching university with a student body of 5,174 students. The students pursue one of 46 undergraduate or 23 graduate degree programs with more than 100 options and concentrations in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the Richard W. Riley College of Education, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Approximately half of all students live on the historic campus, only a short walk away from classrooms, the cafeteria, art galleries, Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center, and DiGiorgio Campus Center.
Over 43,000 courses transfer into Winthrop University
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Founded 1886
Total Faculty 523
Full-Time Undergraduate 3,973
Part-Time Undergraduate 229
Application Acceptance Rate 64%
Transfer Students 245
Programs 66 Programs
Courses 2,707 Courses
Transfer Agreements 22 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 43,308 incoming Equivalencies
17,699 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $15,306
Out-of-State Tuition $29,636
Books and Supplies $1,200
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 66%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $7,472
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 74%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $7,092

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    650 (Fall 2021)
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    395 (Fall 2021)
  • Percentage Accepted:
    61% (Fall 2021)
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    245 (Fall 2021)
  • Transfer Agreements:
    Winthrop University has a formal transfer agreement with York Technical College.
  • View Agreements:
  • Degree Completion Programs:
    Winthrop University offers a Bachelor of Professional Studies. Learn more at:

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring December 1
Fall June 1

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    2.0 cumulative GPA for students who have completed 12 or more semester hours (excluding remedial courses). 2.5 cumulative GPA for students who have completed 11 or fewer semester hours (excluding remedial courses).
  • Official Transcripts:
    Transfer applicants must have official copies of all college course work (part- or full-time, attempted or completed) from every institution attended (whether credit was earned or desired) sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • SAT Scores:
    SAT or ACT scores are required for applicants applying for transfer admission during their first semester of college coursework.
  • Application Fee:
  • Other Requirements:
    An official final high school transcript is required for all applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours. An official final high school transcript is required for South Carolina Resident for state scholarship purposes.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Transferring students who have completed course work in general studies programs are permitted to transfer only 15 semester hours.

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Winthrop University

701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733
United States
Main Phone:
803-323-2191 or 800-946-8476


Transfer Admission Contact:
Craig Gero
Transfer Admissions Counselor
International Admissions Contact:
Megan Rolf
Director of Recruitment, Admissions
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.