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University of South Carolina Beaufort: Narrative Description


801 Carteret St.
Beaufort, SC 29902-4601
Tel: (843)521-4100
Admissions: (843)521-4101
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of South Carolina System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (offers courses for bachelor's degrees awarded by other University of South Carolina system schools). Founded 1959. Setting: 5-acre small town campus. Endowment: $430,320. Research spending 2003-04: $107,353. Educational spending 2003-04: $3651 per student. Total enrollment: 1,277. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 268 applied, 92% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 56% from top half. Full-time: 587 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 690 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 18 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 33% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4410 full-time, $184 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $450 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time, $10 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 8 open to all; 5% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Gamma Beta Phi, Black Student Organization, Business Club, Environmental Awareness Club. Major annual events: student cookouts, Christmas Party, Spring Fling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security service. College housing not available. University of South Carolina at Beaufort Library plus 1 other with 50,000 books, 395 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $449,830. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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