University of South Carolina Lancaster: Narrative Description

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PO Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721-0889
Tel: (803)313-7471
Admissions: (803)313-7000
Fax: (803)313-7106
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of South Carolina System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 17-acre small town campus with easy access to Charlotte. Total enrollment: 943. 302 applied, 98% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1 other country, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 37% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3798 full-time, $158 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9460 full-time, $394 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $460 full-time, $10 per hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. College housing not available. Medford Library with 68,192 books and 454 serials. 25 computers available on campus for general student use.

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