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INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN

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USC AIKEN QUICK FACTS

9,894

3,500

11

90+

216

15:1

Tuition per semester

Total Student Population

NCAA Sports

Student Groups and Organizations

Annual sunny days in Aiken, SC

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

TOP COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

Saudi Arabia  •  Nigeria
Oman  •  France  •  Sweden
United Kingdom  •  China

200+

32

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

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51 PROGRAMS OF STUDY

TOP FIELDS OF STUDY

• Business

• Engineering 

  (Industrial Process)

• Nursing

• Biology

• Exercise & Sports Science

• Education

$9,894

$1,298

$2,440

$28,410

Tuition cost per semester

Meal Plan Cost per semester

Housing cost per semester

Total Cost of Attendance

Total cost of attendance includes all tuition and fees, housing, meal plan, and text book costs. *Based on 2016-17 rates.

WHY CHOOSE AIKEN?

EXCELLENCE

COMMUNITY

EXPLORATION

Our goal is your success!  Here at USC Aiken, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of high quality academic programs in business administration, education, nursing, engineering, natural and physical sciences, humanities, social sciences, and music. New majors in engineering and clinical laboratory science provide students with skills to succeed in high-demand career fields. Developing strong analytical and problem solving skills is only one of many ways our academic programs prepares you for the future. But don’t take our word for it, just ask U.S. News and World Report! 

Students are at the heart of USC Aiken and we understand it can be a big step to study so far from home. With a safe, friendly, small campus, students can expect smaller class sizes (15:1 student-to-faculty ratio), accessible teaching staff, and exceptional support services. USC Aiken’s international students receive the personal attention needed to achieve their long-term goals. With a close family knit culture here at USC Aiken, students are able to easily make friends and build lasting relationship.

Aiken provides the best of all worlds the safe and security of a small town, but easy to access to some great American cities. While we understand that our students’ biggest priority is academics, experiencing all the US has to offer culturally is just as important. Located in the western region of South Carolina, Aiken is located near a variety of major cities that offer unique cultural attractions, vibrant international communities, and countless entertainment options. Whether you are sampling the 100+ unique flavors from around the world at Atlanta’s World of Coca-Cola, expanding the imagination at Orlando’s Walt Disney World, impacting the climate of global politics in Washington, D.C., or even riding horses in your new home of Aiken, the possibilities are endless to explore during your college career.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE

BY CAR

Augusta, GA  




 

 7 hours  
 

Washington, D.C.   

6.5 hours

Orlando, FL    

2.5 hours

Charleston, SC    

Atlanta, GA

    2.5 hours

Charlotte, NC

 2.25 hours

.5 hours

CHOOSE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

USC Aiken takes pride in encouraging students to thrive, both in the classroom, as well as in athletics. Whether you are playing for one of our outstanding NCAA Division II athletic programs, or joining your peers in club & intramural sports, it’s all about having fun!

USC Aiken is consistently ranked number 1 (for 12 years!) by U.S. News and World Report. During your time with us you will discover new ideas, issues, people, and possibilities. You will leave with the expertise and intellectual curiosity to make a difference in your chosen profession and community
 

Our graduates are valued by employers for their combination of academic skills, practical experience and good communication and technology skills. Our faculty make extensive use of international students and highly value the contributions of international students’ experiences from home.

11 NCAA SPORTS

MEN'S

WOMEN'S

Baseball 
Basketball 
Golf 
Soccer 
Tennis

Basketball 
Cross Country 
Soccer
Softball 
Tennis 
Volleyball

HOW TO APPLY

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

Complete the international freshman or international transfer admission application. Submit the $100 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee. This fee is required in order to submit your application.  
 

MAIL THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE USC AIKEN OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS:

• Official secondary/high school and/or university  

   transcript with English translations

• Official English Proficiency test scores, sent directly

  from testing agency 

First-year applicants

Transfer applicants

The official transcripts must be sent directly to the USC Aiken Office of Admissions from the high school/secondary school you attended in a sealed envelope via mail with English translations

Applicants must have a “course-by-course” evaluation with grade point average calculation completed by a credential evaluation service and submitted directly to the USC Aiken Office of Admissions.  Evaluations are accepted from members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  Please visit naces.org to start that process. The payment and all contact regarding this process is done directly with the evaluation service of your choice and is the responsibility of the student.

English proficiency test:
Test Accepted:  TOEFL (PBT and iBT), IELTS, and

Pearson(PTE) Academic

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Submit I-20 Application and 

Visa Documents
 

Financial Certification - U.S. immigration laws require every educational institution to certify that each student has adequate funding to attend school.  The Office of Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) which show evidence that you will have sufficient funding to cover the costs of attending USC Aiken for one calendar year.  You must show evidence of a minimum of $28,410 USD, the estimated cost of attendance for non-residents at USC Aiken.

WHEN TO APPLY

International students applying for undergraduate admission at USC Aiken must ensure all required documentation is received by USC Aiken Office of Admissions by the following deadlines:

 

Applications cannot be considered for admission until the USC Aiken Office of Admissions has received ALL required application materials. 

RECOMMENDED

APPLICATION 

DEADLINES

FALL 2017

(MID-AUGUST)

SPRING 2018

(EARLY JANUARY)

DEADLINE

JULY 15, 2017

DEADLINE

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

LIFE AT USC AIKEN

CAREER SERVICES

STUDENT LIFE

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

To complement the skills and knowledge students gain through their studies, USC Aiken’s Career Services Department extends opportunities to students for professional and personal development. 

The programs focus on building leadership capabilities, professionalism, productive networks and cross-cultural skills to give USC Aiken graduates a career-building edge.


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USC Aiken’s Office of International Programs assists every international student at USC Aiken to ensure his or her stay in the U.S. and at the University is a pleasant and productive one. We provide a range of support services and information for students and their families. 

 

 

Whether it’s at Pacer Downs Apartments, Pacer Commons, or Pacer Crossings, the choice to live on campus can open the door to exciting new opportunities to learn, grow and connect. Your neighbors will be fellow students from around the world, and it won’t be long before you will be knocking on their doors to meet with a study group or start a game of volleyball for a study break.
 

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USC Aiken is also an extremely safe campus, with a variety of support services to help students feel safe at all times. From friendly full-time on-campus police officers, to emergency alert systems, USC Aiken provides the safe and comfortable place,  that students expect when studying so far from home.

CHOOSE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

IS USC AIKEN RIGHT FOR ME?

The simple answer is YES!  We know that any student that comes to USC Aiken will receive nothing less than a top-tier education. However, we also are aware that students have different needs. We focus heavily on undergraduate students who are preparing for a career after school or who want to continue on to graduate school. There is no substitute for experience and USC Aiken knows this. For the majority of our students, domestic or international, prior to graduating, you will have to participate in an internship or research project. Through allowing students to have hands-on opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom, to real-world situations, students will be better prepared for the workplace or for graduate studies.  USC Aiken wants you to be job-ready on day one!

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

MAJORS

STUDY ESL WITH ONE OF OUR PARTNERS

USC Aiken partners with a variety of Intensive English Programs (IEP) in the United States to provide access to a quality higher education experience to international students. As a premier 4-year university, USC Aiken offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a primary focus on baccalaureate degrees. International students who graduate from one of our partner institutions at the appropriate level, in all areas of that institution’s curriculum, are eligible to satisfy the English proficiency requirements for admission to USC Aiken in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS test scores. USC Aiken has full confidence that graduation from one of our partner institutions has prepared the student with the necessary English language skills to succeed in the classroom at the university level.

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BIOLOGY

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

CHEMISTRY

COMMUNICATION

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION

SECONDARY EDUCATION

SPECIAL EDUCATION

MUSIC EDUCATION

ENGINEERING (INDUSTRIAL PROCESS)

ENGLISH

EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

FINE ARTS

HISTORY

INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

MATHEMATICS/COMPUTER SCIENCE

NURSING

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

• Environmental Remediation and Restoration
• Molecular Biology

 

• Accounting
• Finance
• Management
• Marketing 

Education Majors

• Social Studies/English
• Mathematics/English
• Mathematics/Science
• Mathematics/Social  Studies
• Science/English
• Science/Social Studies

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Comprehensive Social Studies
• English

 

• Allied Health
• Basic Sciences
• Fitness Managemen

• General
• Criminology/Criminal Justice
• Human Services


USC Aiken offers classes that meet the requirements for the following

PRE-PROFESSIONAL AREAS:

Pre-Dentistry,  Pre-Law,  Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Veterinary
 

The University of South Carolina Aiken is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
 

• General
• Criminology/Criminal Justice
• Human Services


USC Aiken offers classes that meet the requirements for the following

PRE-PROFESSIONAL AREAS:

Pre-Dentistry,  Pre-Law,  Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Veterinary
 

The University of South Carolina Aiken is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
 

Inquiry form

Office of Admissions
 

International Enrollment Counselor
 

admit@usca.edu