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* denotes information from the 2013-14 school year.

The Citadel
citadel.edu
Mail applications to: 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.
Admissions: 843-953-5230 or
800-868-1842.
Tuition: $26,374 for freshmen.
$22,024 for upperclassmen.
Dorms: Barracks.
Enrollment: 2,341. 1.2% American
Indian/Alaska native; 7.6% black/
African-American; 2.4% Asian/Pacific islander; 6.7% Hispanic; 77.4%
white/non-Hispanic; 3.3% multiracial; 1.1% nonresident; 0.1%
unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1090.
Average ACT: 24.
Average high school GPA: 3.59.
Popular majors include business
administration, engineering, political science, criminal justice,
and education.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Er-

nest Fritz Hollings, governor


of South Carolina from 1959 to
1963; John C. West, governor of
South Carolina from 1971 to
1975; Pat Conroy, a novelist
known for The Prince of Tides.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Charlestons Ashley River flows along one
side of the 10-acre campus. Spectacular vistas and military architecture provide a unique setting.
DID YOU KNOW? For the fourth
consecutive year, U.S. News &
World Report has recognized
The Citadel as the top public college in the South for institutions
granting up to a masters degree.

Tuition: $12,596/year.
Tuition + fees: $13,808.
Financial aid: finaid@clemson
.edu; 864-656-2280; 864-656-1831
(fax).
Dorms: Capacity of 6,200.
Enrollment: 16,931. 54% men, 46%
women. 6% black/African-American; 2% Asian/Pacific islander; 3%
Hispanic; 83% white/non-Hispanic;
2% multiracial;1% nonresident; 3%
unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1250.
Average ACT: 28.5.
Average high school GPA: 3.72
(4-point scale).
Popular majors include biological sciences, engineering, financial management, nursing, and
psychology.
clemson.edu
Mail applications to: 105 Sikes ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: NikHall, Box 345124, Clemson, SC ki Haley, governor of South Carolina; Nancy ODell, host of CBSs
29634.
Admissions:
864-656-2287; Entertainment Tonight; C.J.
Spiller, running back and return
864-656-2464 (fax).

Clemson University

specialist for the Buffalo Bills.


A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Treelined streets welcome students to
campus. Many students spend
hours studying, lounging, and
playing on Bowman Field. Nearby Lake Hartwell offers more
than 900 miles of shoreline.
DID YOU KNOW? Clemson is
ranked among the top 20 national public universities, and its
No. 3 for happiest students.

Coastal Carolina
University
coastal.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
261954, Conway, SC 29528.
Admissions: admissions@coastal
.edu; 800-277-7000; 843-349-6436
(fax).
Tuition: $5,070/semester.
Financial aid: finaid@coastal.edu;
800-277-7000, ext. 2313, or

843-349-2313; 843-349-2347 (fax).


Dorms: Capacity of 3,715.
Enrollment: 9,342. 45.9% men,
54.1% women. 19.5% black/
African-American; 0.8% Asian/
Pacific islander; 3.5% Hispanic;
69.5% white/non-Hispanic; 4.3%
multiracial; 1.6% nonresident;
0.5% unknown/unreported; 0.3%
American Indian.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 991.
Average ACT: 22.
Average high school GPA: 3.37.
67 majors and 59 minors. Popular majors include marine science, management, and exercise
and sport science.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Michael Kelley, actor known for role
in House of Cards; Tommy La
Stella, second baseman for the Atlanta Braves; Brooke Weisbrod,
ESPN college basketball analyst.
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National Recognition for AU Students
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AU Enactus (formerly Students In Free Enterprise) team was the national champion of
the 2009, 2010, and 2011, Sams Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge
Winner of the 2012 Fifth Federal Reserve Bank Districts Share the Wealth video
competition

Visual Arts/Graphic Design

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2012 Capital One NCAA Div. II All-America Award


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Georgia Harpe won the 2013 South Carolina Academy of Science Outstanding
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coast and the Myrtle Beach resort area led to the development
of two distinctive programs:
marine science and professional
golf management.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1200.
Average ACT: 25.
Undergraduate majors and minors are offered through the ColDID YOU KNOW? Coastals first leges of Arts; Business; Educadoctoral program, established in tion, Health and Human Performance; Humanities and So2014, is in marine science.
cial
Sciences;
Languages,
Cultures and World Affairs; and
Sciences and Mathematics.

College of Charleston

cofc.edu
Mail applications to: Office of
Admissions, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424.
Admissions: admissions@cofc.
edu; 843-953-5670; 843-953-6322
(fax).
Tuition: $9,918*.
Dorms: Yes.
Enrollment: 11,723*. 36% men,
64% women. 6.2% black/AfricanAmerican; 1.4% Asian; 0.2% Pacific islander; 0.1% American Indian/Alaska native; 3.8% Hispanic; 82.6% white/non-Hispanic;
2.7% multiracial; 1.4% nonresident; 1.6% unknown/unreported.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:


James B. Edwards, governor of
South Carolina from 1975 to
1979; Brett Gardner, outfielder
for the New York Yankees; Padgett Powell, novelist best known
for Edisto, which was nominated for the National Book Award.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: CofC is
located in historic Charleston,
providing students the opportunity to explore diverse interests.
DID YOU KNOW? Some of
CofCs founders signed the Declaration of Independence and the
U.S. Constitution.

Francis Marion
University

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 960.
Average ACT: 19.
Average high school GPA: 3.68.
fmarion.edu
39 majors and 21 minors. Popular
Mail applications to: Admis- majors include nursing, biology,
sions, Francis Marion University, premed/predental/prepharmacy,
P.O. Box 110547, Florence, SC education and psychology.
29502.
Admissions: admissions@fmarion A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Pine
.edu; 843-368-7551 or 843-661-1231; trees tower over Francis Marions 400-acre wooded campus.
843-661-4635 (fax).
The living and academic spaces
Tuition: $4,633/semester.
Tuition + fees: $4,869/semester. are in close proximity, giving the
Financial aid: finasst@fmarion college an intimate atmosphere.
.edu; 843-661-1190; Office of Fi- DID YOU KNOW? Founded in
nancial Assistance, Francis Ma- 1970, Francis Marion is one of
rion University, P.O. Box 100547, South Carolinas newest fourFlorence, SC 29502.
year universities. The Chronicle
Dorms: Capacity of 1,539.
for Higher Education has named
Enrollment: 3,805. 31% men, Francis Marion a Great College
69% women. 47.5% black/ to Work For and an Honor Roll
African-American; 1.1% Asian/ School two years in a row.
Pacific islander; 1.5% Hispanic;
46.2% white/non-Hispanic; 0.9%
multiracial; 1.7% nonresident;
0.8% unknown/unreported; 0.3%
lander.edu
American Indian/Alaska native. Mail applications to: 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC 29649.

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Admissions: admissions@lander
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Tuition: $5,209/semester.
Financial aid: finaid@lander.edu;
864-388-8340; 864-388-8811 (fax).
Dorms: Yes.
Enrollment: 2,877 *. 30.3% men,
69.7% women. 29.4% black/African-American; 0.4% Asian/Pacific islander; 1.5% Hispanic; 51%
white/non-Hispanic; 3% nonresident; 0.5% American Indian/
Alaska native; 14.2% other/no
response.
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More than 60 areas of study. Popular majors include nursing, education, business, and mass
communication.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
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disc jockey known to listeners as
Brooke Taylor.
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CONGRATULATIONS 2014
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
Kailee Renee Bassett
White Dove Academy
Richburg, SC
York Tech
Dana & Byron Bassett

Brandi LaKeisha Bell

Garner Lemuel Brooks

Fairfield Central High


Ridgeway, SC
College of Charleston
Hazel & Dwayne Bell

David Frederick Dantzler Caroline Elizabeth Davidson

Greenville Tech Charter High School


Greenville, SC
Clemson University
Lisa & Fred Dantzler

Benjamin Walter Glace


Abbeville High School
Abbeville, SC
Clemson University
Lori & Bob Glace

Lauren Katie Hudson


WestOak High School
Seneca, SC
Lander University
Dee & Mark Hudson

Kinard J. Lisbon

Graham Dennis Brooks

Landrum High School


Inman, SC
North Greenville University
Paula & Ray Brooks

Hanahan High School


Hanahan, SC
Clemson University
Kim & Dee Davidson

Morgan Elizabeth Gobbi


Lexington High School
Lexington, SC
University of South Carolina
Karen & Kevin Gobbi

Matthew Michael Griffith


Lower Richland High School
Hopkins, SC
Clemson University
Carletta & Michael Griffith

Cecil Kelly Jackson, Jr.


Wilson Hall
Sumter, SC
University of South Carolina
Mr. & Mrs. C. Kelly Jackson

Jennyfer Lucas

Krystal Helyana Magwood

Taylor Brook Norris

Stephanie Marie Ortega

Lori Christine Owens

James Island Charter High School


Charleston, SC
Clemson University
Lois & Melvin Magwood

Blythewood High School


Blythewood, SC
Clemson University
Robin & Don Owens

Rachel Elizabeth Watjen


Boiling Springs High School
Boiling Springs, SC
University of South Carolina
Jodi & Jim Watjen

James Alvin Carter

Paul M. Dorman High School


Moore, SC
Clemson University
Kim & Philip Craft

Barbara Chrystyna Dinkins

Micaela Virginia Ecklar

Madison Layne German

David Olumide Gundana

William Wesley Holbrook

Alexis Renee' Holloman

Chesterfield High School


Chesterfield, SC
Francis Marion University
Tamara & James Carter

Westwood High School


Greenville, SC
Clemson University
Leona ForrestDinkins
& J. Christopher Dinkins

These 50 recipients were chosen from


over 1,200 applicants. The selection
was based on academic achievement,
extracurricular activities, citizenship
and need. Each recipient received a
potential $6000 scholarship to help
finance their higher education.
2014 recipients will receive a total of
$300,000 in scholarship awards.

Ashley Sue McCarter

York Comprehensive High School


York, SC
Clemson University
Carla & Mark McCarter

Spencer Dale Owens

Carvers Bay High School


Hemingway, SC
Charleston Southern University
Veronica & Barry Owens

Cora Leolla Carletta Webb


W. J. Keenan High School
Columbia, SC
College of Charleston
Nicole Webb

Drake Harrison McCormick


Thomas Sumter Academy
Sumter, SC
Wofford College
Stephanie & Deron McCormick

Tiffani DeNetta McCray


Georgetown High School
Georgetown, SC
Francis Marion University
Denetta & Fredrick McCray

LaceyAnne Elizabeth Robinson Kerrie Malyka Singleton


Ridge View High School
Columbia, SC
Wofford College
Leslieanne Robinson

Matthew Thomas Whiteman


Wade Hampton High School
Greenville, SC
Clemson University
Debbie & Edmund Whiteman

C. E. Murray High School


Greeleyville, SC
University of South Carolina
Debra Ann Bell &
Dr. Kerry Demond Singleton, Sr.

J. L. Mann High School


Fountain Inn, SC
Clemson University
Robin & Olumide "John" Gundana

Charles Robert Kessler


A. C. Flora High School
Columbia, SC
Clemson University
Martha & Chuck Kessler

Ashley Irene McNeil

North Central High School


Cassatt, SC
Clemson University
Tonya & Martin German

Branchville High School


Branchville, SC
University of South Carolina
Kristen & James Ecklar

South Aiken High School


Aiken, SC
Newberry College
Keli & Wes Holbrook

Hallis Foy Larkins

Marlboro County High School


Bennettsville, SC
Clemson University
Karen P. Larkins

West Florence High School


Florence, SC
Presbyterian College
Patricia Holloman

Harrison Scott Leiendecker


Summerville High School
Summerville, SC
Clemson University
Cindy & Mark Leiendecker

South Florence High School


Lynchburg, SC
Francis Marion University
Amy & Brad McNeil

Heather Nicole McRorie

Central High School


Pageland, SC
Clemson University
Deanna & George Bo McRorie

Hunter Thomas Morton

John Louis Tricoche

William Capers Wannamaker IV

Jack M. Wardlaw

Danierian Maurhys Williams


Kingstree Senior High School
Kingstree, SC
Claflin University
Liza & Reginald Cooper

Katie Marie Craft

Savannah Breigh Corley


River Bluff High School
Lexington, SC
Furman University
Christi & Kevin Corley

Emerald High School


Greenwood, SC
College of Charleston
Kim Hughes & Michael Carpenter

For seventeen years, the South


Carolina State Fair Scholarship
Program has helped launch bright
futures for deserving students
in our state.

Hanahan High School


Charleston, SC
University of South Carolina
Maria Gutierrez & Fernando Lucas

Bluffton High School


Bluffton, SC
Furman University
Leah & John Ortega

Letitia Zaire Carpenter

Berkeley High School


Moncks Corner, SC
Clemson University
Amy C. Dennis & McGregor Dennis, Jr.

Lee Central High School


Bishopville, SC
Newberry College
Brenda M. Lisbon

Lamar High School


Lamar, SC
Francis Marion University
Kathy & Joey Norris

Boiling Springs High School


Boiling Springs, SC
North Greenville University
Kayle & Shawn Brown

Caleb M. Dennis

David Andrew Huskey


North Augusta High School
North Augusta, SC
Clemson University
Kathy & David Huskey

Clifton Brown III

Landrum High School


Inman, SC
North Greenville University
Paula & Ray Brooks

Manning School
Alcolu, SC
Clemson University
Jajaira Tricoche

Lawrence Manning Academy


Manning, SC
Clemson University
Ann & Scott Wannamaker

Pendleton High School


Seneca, SC
Clemson University
Mickie & Richard Morton

Palmetto High School


Williamston, SC
Clemson University
Lisa & Deron Wardlaw

Jason Spencer Wilson

Pinewood Preparatory School


Charleston, SC
Clemson University
Marcia & Tom Sisson

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Studio, and a Starbucks will Financial aid: 803-777-8134;


open in early 2015.
803-777-0941 (fax).
DID YOU KNOW? A new Dorms: 23 residence halls with a
208-bed residence hall will open variety of living arrangements.
Enrollment: 23,363*. 46% men,
in 2015.
54% women. 11% black/AfricanAmerican; 3% Asian/Pacific islander; 4% Hispanic; 77% white/
non-Hispanic; 3% multiracial;
2% nonresident.
scsu.edu
ACADEMICS
300 College St. Northeast, Average SAT composite: 1201.
Orangeburg
Average ACT: 26.4.
Average high school GPA: 3.94.
Popular majors include business,
psychology, biology, nursing,
and physiology and pathology.

South Carolina State


University

University of
South Carolina

sc.edu
Mail applications to: USC Office
of Undergraduate Admissions,
Lieber College/Horseshoe; Columbia, SC 29208.
Admissions: admissions-ugrad
@sc.edu;
803-777-7700;
803-777-0101 (fax).
Tuition: $5,208/semester*. Additional expenses vary based on
room and meal plans.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: 135


South Carolina governors; Gary
Parsons, founder of XM Satellite
Radio; Darius Rucker, Grammywinning musician.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: People
gather on the historic Horseshoe
in the heart of campus on balmy
days to enjoy lush lawns and ancient oaks. The campus is easy to

navigate by foot or bicycle.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Jason


Fulmer, 2003 S.C. teacher of
DID YOU KNOW? US News &
World Report has ranked USCs the year; Rob Matwick, vice
undergraduate
international president of business operations
business program No. 1 for 17 for the Texas Rangers; Dr. Jennifer Walker, cardiac surgeon at
consecutive years.
Massachusetts General Hospital
and assistant professor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Admissions: ioffreyb@uscb.edu;
843-208-8000; 843-208-8290 (fax).
Tuition: $3,332/semester*.
Financial aid: 843-521-4117;
843-521-4194 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,502*.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 976.
Popular majors include nursing,
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The early childhood education, English,
usca.edu
Mail applications to: 417 Univer- 453-acre campus is located in the history, hospitality management,
heart of South Carolinas horse psychology, and Spanish.
sity Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.
country,
with 10 equestrian disciAdmissions:
admit@usca.edu;
plines practiced in Aiken County.
803-641-3366; 803-641-3727 (fax).
Tuition: $3,666/semester*.
DID YOU KNOW? US News &
Financial aid: 803-641-3476; World Report ranked USC Aiken A University of South Carolina
803-643-6840.
Palmetto College campus
No. 1 among Best Public RegionDorms: Three dorms, all built or al Colleges in the South; the 2015
usclancaster.sc.edu
fully renovated since 2004.
rankings mark USC Aikens 17th Mail applications to: P.O. Box
Enrollment: 3,232. 34% minority.
consecutive ranking among the 889, Lancaster, SC 29721.
uscladms@
top
three in this category and its Admissions:
ACADEMICS
mailbox.sc.edu; 803-313-7073;
10th time in first place.
Average SAT composite: 999.
803-313-7116 (fax).
Average ACT: 20.
Tuition: $3,147/year for students
Average high school GPA: 3.5.
with less than 75 credit hours
More than 30 majors. Popular
completed.
$4,656/year
for
majors include business, educauscb.edu
tion, and nursing.
Mail applications to: 801 Carte- students with more.
Financial aid: usclfa@mailbox
ret St., Beaufort, SC 29902.

USC Aiken

USC Lancaster

USC Beaufort

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803-313-7068;
803-313-7168 (fax).
Enrollment: 1,811. 44% men, 56%
women. ;17% black/African-American; 1% Asian/Pacific islander; 4%
Hispanic; 59% white/non-Hispanic;
2% multiracial; 2% nonresident;
15% unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1207.
Average ACT: 19.
Average high school GPA: 3.0.
6 majors. Popular programs include Associate of Science in
Nursing and Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (B.S.N.), awarded
through USCs College of
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A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: All students have a free membership to


the Gregory Health and Wellness
Center.

campuses, Salkehatchie also offers Sumter is less than an hours Average SAT composite: 860.
seven bachelors degrees.
drive from USCs main campus. Average ACT: 18.
DID YOU KNOW? The Salke- DID YOU KNOW? USC Sumter Average high school GPA: 3.1.

hatchie
Scholars
program is the only USC Regional campus
DID YOU KNOW? USC Lancas- awards select students a full-tui- that started as a Clemson Univerter is home to the largest single tion scholarship each year.
sity campus.
collection of Catawba Indian pottery in existence.

USC Sumter

USC Salkehatchie

A USC Palmetto College campus


www.uscsumter.edu
A University of South Carolina Mail applications to: 200 Miller
Palmetto College campus
Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu
Admissions: Keith Britton
Mail applications to: P.O. Box brittonk@uscsumter.edu;
617, Allendale, SC 29810.
803-938-3882; 803-938-3717.
Admissions: 803-584-3446.
Tuition: $3,147/semester.
Tuition: $2,946/semester.
Tuition + fees: $3,343/semester.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Wil- Financial aid: 803-584-3446; Financial aid: 803-938-3766.
Enrollment: about 900. 46%
liam D. Boan, senior vice president 803-584-3884 (fax).
men, 54% women. 29% minority.
at McGuireWoods Consulting and Enrollment: 1,173*.
former state legislator; Col. MiACADEMICS
ACADEMICS
chael Oliver, deputy director of the USC Salkehatchie offers the first Average SAT composite: 956.
S.C. Department of Public Safety two years of any major offered at Average ACT: 19.
and commander of the S.C. High- the University of South Carolina, as Popular majors include science,
way Patrol; Julie Roberts, country well as Associate of Arts and Asso- math, and education.
music singer.
ciate of Science degrees. Through A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: USC
partnerships with USCs four-year

discover your best self

Art
Fine Arts, Graphic
Design, Photography
Art Education
Biology
Ecology, Molecular,
Pre-Med
Biology Education
Business
Administration
Management,
Marketing,
Sport Mgmt.
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication

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Computer Science
Criminology
Dance
Dance Education,
Performance/
Choreography,
Dance/Movement
Therapies
Early Childhood
Education
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Writing
English Education
General Education

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Medical Technology
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Musical Theater, Piano,
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Music Education
Physical Education
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Programming,
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A USC Palmetto College campus


uscunion.sc.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Drawer 729, Union, SC 29379.
Admissions: greerm@mailbox
.sc.edu; 864-429-USCU (8728),
ext. 7724; 864-427-3682 (fax).
Tuition: $6,200/year.
Fees: Included in tuition.
Financial aid: Bobby Holcombe

reholcom@mailbox.sc.edu;
864-429-USCU,
ext.
7724;
864-427-3682 (fax).
Dorms: None.
Enrollment: 650. 37% men, 63%
women. 30% black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Hispanic; 68%
white/non-Hispanic.
ACADEMICS

A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: A new


bookstore and student center are
under construction.
DID YOU KNOW? USC Unions
club baseball team, the Bantams,
won their division in 2013 and 2014.

USC Upstate
uscupstate.edu
Mail applications to: 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC
29303.
Admissions: admissions@usc
upstate.edu;
800-277-8727;
864-503-5727 (fax).
Tuition: $4,031/semester*.
Financial aid: 864-503-5340;
864-503-5974 (fax).
Dorms: Two options on campus.
Enrollment: 5,000*.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1021.
Average high school GPA: 3.5.

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PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

More than 40 majors.


DID YOU KNOW? USC Upstate
has a 308-acre campus in Spartanburg, a commuter campus at the
University Center of Greenville,
and the George Dean Johnson Jr.
College of Business and Economics
in downtown Spartanburg.

lander; 3% Hispanic; 59% white/


non-Hispanic; 2% multiracial;
3% nonresident; 0.5% unknown/
unreported; 1% American Indian/Alaska native.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1032.
Average ACT: 22.
Average high school GPA: 3.80.
More than 90 majors and 54 minors. Popular majors include
winthrop.edu
education, business, biology,
Mail applications to: Office of chemistry, psychology, and the
Admissions, Joynes Hall, Win- visual and performing arts.
throp University, Rock Hill, SC ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
29733.
Shanola
Hampton,
actress
Admissions:
admissions@ known for Showtimes Shamewinthrop.edu; 800-WINTHROP less; Julie Stortz Busha, owner
or 803-323-2191; 803-323-2137 or of condiment company Slawsa
803-323-4952 (fax).
and contestant on ABCs Shark
Tuition: 6,906/semester.
Tank; Mat Fretschel, image capFinancial aid: finaid@winthrop ture specialist for Walt Disney
.edu;
803-323-2189; Studio.
803-323-2557 (fax).
DID YOU KNOW? US News and
Dorms: Capacity of 2,530.
Enrollment: 5,048. 33% men, World Report has included Win67% women. 30% black/African- throp in its listings of Americas
American; 1.5% Asian/Pacific is- Best Colleges for the past 23 years.

Winthrop University

Allen University

PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
DID YOU KNOW? Adult learners can pursue bachelors degrees through Allens College
for Professional Adults, taking
advantage of weekday evening,
weekend, and online programs.

www.allenuniversity.edu
Mail applications to: Office of
Admissions, 1530 Harden St.,
Columbia, SC 29204.
Admissions: admissions@allen
university.edu; 877-625-5368 or
803-376-5735; 803-376-5733 (fax).
Tuition: $4,942/semester*.
andersonuniversity.edu
Financial aid: financialaid@allen
316 Boulevard, Anderson
university.edu; 866-828-1514 or
803-376-5740; 803-376-5731 (fax).
Dorms: Five living-and-learning
communities and an apartment
www.benedict.edu
complex for honors students.
Mail applications to: Office of
Enrollment: 727.
Admissions and Student MarACADEMICS
keting, Benedict College, 1600
Average high school GPA: 2.5. Harden St., Columbia, SC
Popular majors include mathe- 29204.
matics and natural sciences, Admissions: 803-705-4910 or
business administration, En- 803-705-6598.
glish, music, and social science. Tuition: $9,143/semester. Benedict
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: has had a tuition freeze since 2012.
S.C. Sen. Clementa C. Pinck- Financial aid: 803-705-4418;
ney, D-Ridgeland; S.C. Rep. 803-705-6629 (fax).
Dorms: Seven on-campus resiWilliam Clyburn, D-Aiken.
dences, three townhouse and

Anderson University
Benedict College

off-campus apartment complexes for upperclassmen, and a living-and-learning


academic
complex for honor students.
Enrollment: More than 2,500.
50% men, 50% women. 98.7%
black/African-American; 0.4%
Asian/Pacific islander; 0.4% Hispanic;
0.2%
white/nonHispanic; 0% multiracial; 0%
nonresident; 0.2% unknown/
unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 760.
Average ACT: 15.
Average high school GPA: 2.7.
34 academic concentrations.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Dr.
Henry D. Monteith, founder of
South Carolinas first AfricanAmerican-owned bank; Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, first AfricanAmerican to serve as president
of the U.S. Olympic Committee
and first African-American U.S.
Olympic coach; Dr. Luns C.
Richardson, president of Morris
College.

Our alumni invented the laser and perfected the potato chip.
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Nicks Chicken and Waffles, and
Freshens yogurt, and a barbershop and hair salon for students.
DID YOU KNOW? Benedicts
campus features a new bookstore and TV and radio broadcast
center, along with a state-of-theart student center.

Bob Jones University


bju.edu
Mail applications to: 1700 Wade
Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC
29614.
Admissions:
admission@bju
.edu; 800-252-6363; 800-2-FAXBJU (fax).
Tuition: $13,570/year.
Net cost calculator: go.bju
.edu/calculate.
Financial aid: finaid@bju.edu;
864-242-5100,
ext.
3040;
864-235-2897 (fax).
Dorms: Eight residence halls

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with a capacity of 2,409.


Career ranked Bob Jones15th in its
Enrollment: 2,760. 44% men, national list of Best Value Colleges.
56% women. 1.3% black/AfricanAmerican; 0.4% Asian/Pacific islander; 1.6% Hispanic; 78.7%
white/non-Hispanic; 6.4% multiracial; 5.6% nonresident; 3.9%
csuniv.edu
unknown/unreported.
Mail applications to: EnrollACADEMICS
ment, Charleston Southern UniAverage ACT: 23.
versity, P.O. 118087, Charleston,
Average high school GPA: 3.16.
SC 29423.
73 majors and 33 minors. Popular
Admissions: enroll@csuniv.edu;
majors include nursing, business
800-947-7474; 843-863-7070 (fax).
administration, engineering, Bible,
Tuition: $22,800/year.
and elementary education.
Dorms: Capacity of 1,263.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Tim Enrollment: 2,975. 37% men, 63%
LaHaye, co-author of the Left Be- women. 26% black/African-Amerihind series; Cliff Barrows, music can; 2% Asian/Pacific islander; 3%
director for the Billy Graham Evan- Hispanic; 56% white/non-Hispanic;
gelistic Association; Stu Epperson, 5% multiracial; 5% nonresident;
co-founder and chairman of Salem 12% unknown/unreported.
Communications.
ACADEMICS
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The BJU Average SAT composite: 1073.
Museum & Gallery is home to the Average ACT: 23.
largest collection of religious art in Average high school GPA: 3.81.
the Western Hemisphere.
45 majors. Popular majors inDID YOU KNOW? Educate to clude Christian studies, comput-

Charleston Southern
University

er science, music, kinesiology,


nursing, and psychology.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: U.S.


Sen. Tim Scott, a Charleston Republican; Dr. Sam Gandy, a physician and leading researcher of Alzheimers disease; Mayor Keith
Summey of North Charleston.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The
300-acre campus originally was
owned by the Izard family. According to the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress,
Ralph Izard pledged his large
estate in South Carolina for the
payment of war ships to be used
in the Revolutionary War.
DID YOU KNOW? Charleston
Southern is listed among Americas Best Christian Colleges,
Americas 100 Best College Buys,
Military Friendly Schools, the VA
Yellow Ribbon Program, the
Presidents Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll,
and U.S. News & World Reports
Best Online Colleges.

Claflin University
www.claflin.edu
Mail applications to: 400 Magnolia St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.
Admissions: mike.zeigler@claflin
.edu;
800-922-1276
or
803-535-5382; 803-535-5385 (fax).
Tuition: $14,640/year.
Tuition + fees + room/board:
$23,570/year.
Financial aid: twilliams@claflin
.edu;
803-535-5334;
803-535-5383 (fax).
Dorms: 11 residential communities with a capacity of 1,100.
Enrollment: 1,834. 37% men, 63%
women. 91.33% black/AfricanAmerican; 1.15% Asian/Pacific islander/American Indian/Alaska native; 1.74% Hispanic; 1.74% white/
non-Hispanic; 0.49% multiracial;
3.54% nonresident.
ACADEMICS
Average ACT: 17.36.
Average high school GPA: 2.84
(unweighted).
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politics and justice studies.

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Coker College

coker.edu
Mail applications to: 300 E. College Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.
Admissions: admissions@coker
.edu;
800-950-1908
or
843-383-8050; 843-383-8056 (fax).
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Faculty Tuition: $25,536/year.
+
room/board:
members purposefully cultivate Tuition
$33,366/year.
their students curiosity and potential by providing a concrete frame- Financial aid: financial_aid@coker
work for problem-solving through .edu; 843-383-8050.
Dorms: Yes.
higher-order thinking processes.
Enrollment: 1,144. 37% men,
DID YOU KNOW? Washington 63% women. 41% minority.
Monthly recognized Claflin as
ACADEMICS
the best liberal arts college in
Average
SAT
composite: 970.
South Carolina and the top hisAverage
ACT:
21.
torically black college or univerAverage
high
school
GPA: 3.0.
sity in its 2014 Best Liberal Arts
50 majors with minors and speColleges edition.
cializations to customize programs of study. Popular majors
include biology, business administration, chemistry, dance, educlintonjuniorcollege.edu
cation, music, theater, computer
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Ernest A. Finney Jr., retired S.C.
Supreme Court justice; Leo
Twiggs, painter; Cecil Williams,
photographer, journalist and
author.

science, physical education, Admissions:


admissions@
communication, and psychology. columbiasc.edu; 800-277-1301.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Ruth Tuition: $27,350/year.
Patrick, pioneering biologist and Financial aid: fa@columbia
National Medal of Science winner; sc.edu; 803-786-3612.
Judy Southard, senior associate Dorms: Capacity of 627.
athletics director at Louisiana State Enrollment: 1,122.
University; Terrance Hayes, a poet
and 2014 MacArthur Fellow (a genius grant recipient).

A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: With a


12:1 student-faculty ratio, a Coker
education is based on personal interaction and Cokers discussionbased round-table technique.
DID YOU KNOW? Coker was
ranked No. 42 in Washington
Monthlys 2014 list of the nations
baccalaureate colleges that contribute most to the public good.

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the National School Safety Advocacy Council.

DID YOU KNOW? Through the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence, every first-year
student benefits from a unique apACADEMICS
proach to personal and professionAverage SAT composite: 1044.
al development, including her very
Average ACT: 23.6.
own board of directors, as well as
Average high school GPA: 3.87 multiple hands-on learning oppor(on a 5.0 scale).
tunities such as internships, job33 majors and 33 minors. Popular shadowing, and service learning.
majors include speech language
pathology, psychology, education,
biology, and studio art.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Karen Johnson Williams, first female judge on the U.S. Fourth
Circuit Court; Lori Burns Allen,
owner of Bridals by Lori and star
of TLCs Say Yes to the Dress
spinoff shows.

Columbia International
University

ciu.edu
Mail applications to: 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203.
Admissions:
yesciu@ciu.edu;
800-777-2227, ext. 5024.
Tuition: $18,940/year.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The all- Tuition + fees: $19,480/year.
columbiasc.edu
Mail applications to: 1301 Co- female campus is one of the safest Financial aid: finaid@ciu.edu;
lumbia College Drive, Columbia, in the state and was one of three col- 803-807-5036.
leges in the nation to receive the Ex- Dorms: Six residence halls with
SC 29203.

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ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1075.
Average ACT: 21.
Average high school GPA: 3.68.
19 majors and 22 minors. Popular
majors include psychology, intercultural studies, business and organizational leadership, youth ministry with a concentration on family
and culture, and teacher education.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
Laura Story, Christian singersongwriter; Daniel Blomberg,
attorney for the Becket Fund for
Religious Liberty in Washington;
Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of
Coral
Ridge
Presbyterian
Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: CIU is

fees: $26,000/year, residential 43 percent in an effort to address


affordability in higher education.
undergraduate students.
Financial aid: financial_aid
@converse.edu; 864-596-9019.
Dorms: 8 residence halls.
Enrollment: 834. 100% women. 9%
black/African-American; 1% Asian/
www.elfordtheologicalbible
DID YOU KNOW? CIU rose 18 Pacific islander; 6% Hispanic; 60%
college.com
white/non-Hispanic;
4%
multirapositions in the 2014 US News &
Lake View, SC
cial;
20%
unknown/unreported.
World Report college rankings to
ACADEMICS
No. 37 among regional universiAverage SAT composite: 1090.
ties in the South.
Average ACT: 24.
erskine.edu
Average high school GPA: 3.71.
37 majors. Popular majors include Mail applications to: P.O. Box
biology, psychology, English and 338, Due West, SC 29639.
converse.edu
Admissions: admissions@erskine
Mail applications to: Converse creative writing, theater and musi.edu; 800-241-8421.
College Office of Admission, 580 E. cal theater, and education.
Tuition: $29,395/year.
Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Ju- Tuition + fees + room/board:
Admissions:
admission@ lia Peterkin, Pulitzer Prize win$41,385/year.
converse.edu; 864-596-9040.
ner; Harriet Smith ONeil, Texas Financial aid: 864-379-8832l.
Tuition: $16,500/year, traditional Supreme Court justice; Kimilee
Dorms: 6 residence halls.
undergraduate students. $875/ Bryant, Broadway performer
Enrollment: 600. 52% men, 48%
credit hour, part-time undergrad- known for her role as Christine in
women. 10% black/Africanuate students. $390-$467/credit Phantom of the Opera.
American; 4% Hispanic; 66%
hour, graduate students, depend- DID YOU KNOW? Last year,
white/non-Hispanic; 2% other;
ing on program.
Converse reduced tuition by 18% unknown/unreported.
Tuition + room and board +
located on 400 acres along the
Broad River featuring a lake and
wooded trails, but only minutes
from the cultural and entertainment venues of Columbia. The
CIU Prayer Towers offer a place
of solitude.

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Bible College

Erskine College

Converse College

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Christian eduCation
is closer than you might think
Did you know that the average S.C.
student living on campus paid only
$3,110 per semester? And the average
day student paid as little as $1,305 per
semester! Learn more at go.bju.edu/aid.

ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1075.
Average ACT: 22.
Average high school GPA: 3.4.
29 majors and 27 minors. Popular majors include biology,
chemistry, athletic training, economics, and business.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
April Clayton, biomedical researcher at the National Institutes of Health; David Agnew,
deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for the Obama administration; Lindy Scott, vice
president for Thornwell Home
for Children in Clinton.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The
quiet town of Due West provides
a peaceful setting that promotes
community. About 90 percent of
students live on campus.
DID YOU KNOW? Erskine was
South Carolinas first Christian
liberal arts institution and is celebrating its 175th anniversary.

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a capacity of 402.
Enrollment: 552. 51% men, 49%
women.
13%
black/AfricanAmerican; 2% Asian/Pacific islander; 3% Hispanic; 71% white/nonHispanic; 2% multiracial; 3% nonresident; 6% unknown/unreported;
1% American Indian/Alaska native.

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Furman University

Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education; Charles


Townes, Nobel Prize winner in
furman.edu
Mail applications to: 3300 Poinsett physics; Keith Lockhart, principal conductor of the Boston Pops
Highway, Greenville, SC 29613.
Admissions: Brad Pochard Orchestra.
admission@furman.edu;
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Fur864-294-2034.
mans campus is widely recognized
Tuition: $44,288/year.
as one of the most beautiful in the
Tuition + fees: $44,668/year.
nation; Deltas Sky magazine reFinancial aid: Forrest Stuart cently selected it as one of the top10
864-294-2204.
Prettiest College Campuses in the
Dorms: All students are guaran- World, and Forbes and Travel &
teed on-campus housing.
Leisure magazines named FurEnrollment: 2,736. 43% men, 57% mans campus among Americas
women. 5% black/African-Ameri- Most Beautiful College Campuses.
can; 2% Asian/Pacific islander; 4%
Hispanic; 81% white/non-Hispanic; DID YOU KNOW? Furman has a
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa one
3% multiracial; 5% nonresident.
of the nations oldest and most
ACADEMICS
prestigious honor societies and
Average SAT composite: 1285.
ranks among the nations top colAverage ACT: 27.5.
leges in the number of National
49 majors and 10 minors. Minors Merit scholars enrolled.
must be interdisciplinary. Popular majors include health sciences, business administration,
political science, and biology.
limestone.edu
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Mail applications to: 1115 Col-

Limestone College

lege Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340.


Admissions: 800-795-7151, ext.
4554.
Tuition: $11,950/semester.
Financial
aid:
financialaid
@limestone.edu; 864-488-8231;
864-488-4596 (fax).
Dorms: Capacity of 722.
Enrollment: 72% men, 27% women.

and founder of Solomons Temple


who won a $259.9 million Powerball jackpot in 2009; S.C. Rep. J.
David Weeks, D-Sumter; Dr. Isaac
Joe, retired Lee County educator
DID YOU KNOW? Limestone was and former state representative.
established in1845 as the first wom- A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Morris
ens college in South Carolina.
Colleges small campus, which
boasts a secure and well-lit environment and beautiful landscape, is loACADEMICS
cated near downtown Sumter.
Average SAT composite: 1031.5.
morris.edu
DID YOU KNOW? Morris FoAverage ACT: 21.66.
Mail applications to: 100 W. Col- rensics Center provides forenAverage high school GPA: 3.24. lege St., Sumter, SC 29150.
sics lab experiences for criminal
22 majors and 21 minors. Popular Admissions: 866-853-1345 or justice majors.
majors include business, athletic 803-934-3225; 803-773-8241 (fax).
training, criminal justice, sport Tuition: $10,962/year.
management, and education.
Financial aid: 803-934-3238.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Dorms: Capacity of 834.
newberry.edu
Robert L. Bob Peeler, lieutenACADEMICS
Mail applications to: 2100 Colant governor of South Carolina 21 majors and 13 minors. Popular lege St., Newberry, SC 29108.
from 1995 to 2003; Travis Eamon majors include business admin- Admissions:
admissions@
Gillespie, lacrosse player for the istration, criminal justice, biolo- newberry.edu; 803-321-5127 or
Washington Stealth of the Na- gy, teacher education, and health 800-845-4955; 803-321-5138 (fax).
tional Lacrosse League; Ruth El- sciences.
Tuition: $22,500/year.
izabeth Moss Easterling, memTuition + fees: $24,300/year.
ALUMNI
YOU
MAY
KNOW:
The
ber of the N.C. House of RepreRev. Dr. Solomon Jackson, pastor Tuition + fees + room/board:
sentatives from 1976 to 2002.
$33,600/year.

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Financial
aid:
financialaid@
newberry.edu; 803-321-5127 or
800-845-4955; 803-321-5138 (fax).
Dorms: The seven residence
halls have a capacity of 910.
Enrollment: 1,081. 55% men,
45% women. 26% black/AfricanAmerican; less than1% Asian/Pacific islander; 4% Hispanic; 61%
white/non-Hispanic; 2% multiracial; 3% nonresident; 3%
unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1000.
Average ACT: 20.
Average high school GPA: 3.32.
28 majors, 31 minors, and 31 areas
of concentration. Popular majors
include business administration,
teacher education, nursing, forensic chemistry, and biology.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
Carlos Evans, recently retired
Wells Fargo executive; Lee Atwater, political adviser to President
Ronald Reagan; Tim Mahoney,
chief marketing officer at Global
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A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: NewACADEMICS


berry has a family atmosphere Average SAT composite: 1116*.
and competitive NCAA teams, as Average ACT: 24*.
well as cheer and dance teams.
Average high school GPA: 3.70*.
More than 35 majors. Popular
majors include accounting, biology, broadcast media, print
media, business administration,
and Christian studies.
ngu.edu
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
campus is located in the foothills
1892, Tigerville, SC 29688-1802.
of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a
Admissions:
admissions@ngu
pastoral setting that is quiet and
.edu;
864-977-7001
or
serene, yet close to the exciting
800-468-6642; 864-977-7177 (fax).
Greenville metropolitan area.
Tuition: $15,510/year*.
Tuition
+
room/board: DID YOU KNOW? Christian Universities Online ranked North
$24,690/year*.
Financial aid: 864-977-7056; Greenville the sixth-most affordable of 50 Christian colleges and
864-977-7342 (fax).
Dorms: More than three-quar- universities.
ters of North Greenville students
live in university residence halls.
Enrollment: 2,319. 7% black/
African-American; 0.5% Asian/
presby.edu
Pacific islander; 3% Hispanic; Mail applications to: Office of
79% white/non-Hispanic; 10.5% Admissions, Presbyterian Colunknown/unreported.
lege, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton,
SC 29325.

North Greenville
College

Presbyterian College

Admissions: 864-833-8258.
Tuition: $32,076/year.
Financial aid: 864-833-8288.
Dorms: All students live on
campus.
Enrollment: 1,401. 43% men,
57% women. 13.3% black/
African-American; 72.2% white/
non-Hispanic; 14.4% other.

Southern Methodist
College

smcollege.edu
Mail applications to: 541 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29116.
Admissions: jcourson@smcollege
.edu; 803-534-7826; 803-534-7827
(fax).
ACADEMICS
Tuition: $11,016/year*.
Average SAT composite: 1118.
Financial aid: jcourson@sm
Average ACT: 24.
college.edu; 803-534-7826.
Average high school GPA: 3.56. Dorms: Yes.
32 majors and 45 minors. Pop- Enrollment: 45% men, 55% woular majors include business ad- men*.
ministration, history, English,
ACADEMICS
and biology/premed.
Average high school GPA: 3.52.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Presby- Popular majors include bachelors
terians large, columned buildings, degrees in Bible with specializabeautiful plaza lined with oak trees, tions in pastoral education, Chrisand friendly faces provide students tian ministries, missions, Christian
a unique atmosphere.
counseling, and education.
DID YOU KNOW? Presbyterian A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Edisto
has had six S.C. Professors of the Memorial Gardens are within
Year twice as many as any other walking distance, and Lake Macollege or university in the state. rion and Santee State Park are
just 30 minutes away.

250 BERRYHILL RD COLUMBIA, SC 29210


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PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

Southern Wesleyan
University
swu.edu
Mail applications to: 907 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630.
Admissions: 877-644-5556; Columbia Adult Education Center
1021 Pinnacle Point, Suite 120,
Columbia, SC 29223.
Tuition: $22,350/year, traditional
programs. $1,375/course, undergrad and graduate education
courses for adults. $1,775/course,
graduate business courses.
Dorms: Capacity of 517.
Enrollment: 1,333. 39% men,
61% women. 30% black/AfricanAmerican; 0.5% Asian/Pacific islander; 1.5% Hispanic; 60%
white/non-Hispanic; 1.5% nonresident;
6.5%
unknown/
unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 921.
Average ACT: 19.8.
Average high school GPA: 3.61.

34 majors and 31 minors. Popular


majors include business administration, biology, education,
criminal justice and media
communication.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:


Dan Seaborn, marriage counselor and public speaker who
founded the Winning at Home
ministry; Lindsey Torgerson,
Team USA Duathlon medalist;
Robert Black, church historian
and published author.

Admissions: admiss@smcsc.edu;
864-587-4213; 864-699-4634 (fax).
Tuition: $15,000/year.
Financial aid: Kendra Burnette
burnettek@smcsc.edu;
864-587-4298.
Dorms: Capacity of 600.
Enrollment: 796. 56% men, 44%
women. 31.1% black/AfricanAmerican; 0.5% Asian/Pacific islander; 6.1% Hispanic; 59.4%
white/non-Hispanic; 2% multiracial; 0.8% nonresident

ACADEMICS
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The
Average
SAT
composite: 884.
Christ-centered,
student-focused campus has a new coffee Average ACT: 18.4.
shop and outdoor recreation Average high school GPA: 3.42.
areas, including an ENO ham- 6 associate degree programs: Associate of Arts, Associate of Scimock park.
ence, Associate of Business, Associate of Criminal Justice, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate
of Religious Studies.

dy; Reggie Sanders, former MLB


right-fielder; Mookie Wilson,
former MLB outfielder and New
York Mets Hall of Famer.

Average SAT composite: 790.


Average high school GPA: 2.8.
Popular majors include accounting, biology, business adminisA NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Spar- tration, computer science, and
tanburg Methodist is the only pri- criminal justice.
vate two-year residential college A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Denin the state, focusing on the first mark is in the center of South
two years of college to help stu- Carolina, just an hour from Codents map out their futures.
lumbia and from Augusta, Ga.

DID YOU KNOW? South Carolina high school graduates with a


GPA of 3.0 or higher earn full-tuition scholarships.

Voorhees College

voorhees.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
678, Denmark, SC 29042.
Admissions: 803-780-1030 or
866-237-4570.
Tuition: $10,164 (as of 2010).
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Dorms: Yes.
smcsc.edu
Fletcher Thompson, former as- Enrollment: 554*. 65% men, 35%
Mail applications to: 1000 Po- sistant director of the FBI who women.
well Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC helped investigate the assassinaACADEMICS
29301.
tion of President John F. Kenne-

Spartanburg
Methodist College

W.L. Bonner College


wlbc.edu
4430 Argent Court, Columbia,
SC 29203

Wofford College
wofford.edu
Mail applications to: 429 N.
Church St., Spartanburg, SC
29303.
Admissions:
admissions@
wofford.edu;
864-597-4130;
864-597-4147 (fax).
Tuition: $37,120.
Tuition + fees + room/board:

Discover USCB at uscb.edu/visit or call 843.208.8055

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An affordable Christian university in the Midlands

WHY
WHY G
GO
O ANYWHERE
ANYWHERE ELSE?
ELSE?
Ricki Blakeney
Graduate of Eau Claire High School

None of the colleges and universities that I had to choose from


was able to train me biblically and vocationally. I knew within my
heart of hearts, God wanted me at CIU.

Tyler Smith
Graduate of Dutch Fork High School

Playing soccer at CIU is a great opportunity to represent


Christ at the collegiate level in sports. Being on a team full
of brothers in Christ with the common goal of glorifying
God is truly a blessing and a unique experience.

QUICK FACTS
Graduate with a double major: one
in your career field, one in Bible
Expert professors who are also
committed Christians
Small classes that average 20 students
Career-Enhancing internships
Intercollegiate sports, student
organizations, service opportunities

TOP MAJORS

AFFORDABLE

Business & Organizational Leadership

2014-2015 Tuition/Room & Board

Communication
Intercultural Studies
Psychology
Teacher Education
Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
Plus many more!

CIU
Anderson University
Cedarville University
Charleston Southern Univ.
Erskine College
Liberty University
Newberry College
Presbyterian College
Wheaton College
Wofford College

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$32,544
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$31,800
$41,385*
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$47,850

www.ciu.edu/affordable
(800) 777-2227, ext. 5024 | yesciu@ciu.edu | 7435 Monticello Road | Columbia, SC 29203

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PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

$47,850.
Financial
aid:
finaid@wofford.edu;
864-597-4160; 864-597-4149 (fax).
Dorms: Capacity of 1,479.
Enrollment: 1,650. 51% men, 49% women. 8%
black/African-American; 3% Asian/Pacific islander; 3% Hispanic; 80% white/non-Hispanic;
3% multiracial; 2% nonresident; 1%
unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
Average SAT composite: 1181.
Average ACT: 26.
Average high school GPA: 3.54.
25 majors and 17 minors. Popular majors include biology, Spanish, finance, and business
economics.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Jerry Richardson, owner and founder of the Carolina Panthers; Wendi Nix, anchor and reporter for
ESPN; Craig Melvin, anchor and reporter
on NBC News and MSNBC.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: This year was the
20th that the Carolina Panthers have held
their summer training camp at Wofford.
DID YOU KNOW? Since 2007, more than
2,200 Wofford students have studied in 70
countries on seven continents.

THE STATE, COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Aiken Technical College

atc.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Drawer 696,
Aiken, SC 29802.
Admissions:
starthere@atc.edu;
803-508-7263.
Tuition: $158/credit hour.
Tuition + fees: $311/credit hour.
Financial aid: 803-508-7263.
Enrollment: 2,400. 37% men, 63% women.
34% black/African-American; less than 1%
Asian/Pacific islander; 3% Hispanic; 59%
white/non-Hispanic; less than 1% multiracial; 1.5% unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
More than 70 academic concentrations.
Popular programs include nursing, business, engineering, and nuclear programs.

Central Carolina Technical


College

specialist with the Federal Communications Commission; Josh Arrants, board


member of the S.C. Wildlife Federation.

cctech.edu
Campuses in Sumter, Manning,
Camden, and Shaw Air Force Base
Mail applications to: 506 N. Guignard
Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.
Admissions: admissions@cctech.edu;
803-778-6605.
Tuition: $160/credit hour, depending on
program of study.
Financial
aid:
finaid@cctech.edu;
803-778-7831.
Enrollment: 4,456*. 33% men, 67% women. 47% black/African-American; 1%
Asian/Pacific islander; 3% Hispanic; 44%
white/non-Hispanic; 1% multiracial; 0%
nonresident; 4% unknown/unreported.

DID YOU KNOW? Central Carolina offers


more than 200 student events each year.

Denmark Technical College


www.denmarktech.edu
Mail applications to: 1126 Solomon
Blatt Blvd., Denmark, SC 29042.
Admissions: 803-793-5176.
Tuition: $2,378*.
Financial aid: 803-793-5129.
Dorms: Yes.
Enrollment: 2,271*.
DID YOU KNOW? The Engineering Technology Center houses robots for the electromechanical engineering curriculum.

A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Aiken Tech


ACADEMICS
has a vibrant campus community with Compass Test determines placement.
student life activities, clubs, and student Popular programs include management, Florence-Darlington Technical
leadership organizations.
computer technology, nursing, human reCollege
DID YOU KNOW? Aiken Tech is one of a sources, criminal justice, and welding.
fdtc.edu
few two-year colleges with nuclear pro- ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Floyd
grams in radiation protection and qual- Keels, president and CEO of Santee Mail applications to: 2715 W. Lucas St.,
ity systems.
Electric Cooperative; Rodney Levy, IT Florence, SC 29501.
Admissions: elaine.hodges@fdtc.edu;

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843-661-8289; 843-661-8041 (fax).


Tuition: $3,190*.
Financial aid: 843-661-8085.
Enrollment: 6,012*.

OR Greenville Techs placement tests.


100 majors. Popular programs include
university transfer, visual arts, culinary
arts, mechatronics and paralegal.

Greenville Technical College


www.gvltec.edu
Campuses in Greenville, Simpsonville,
and Taylors.
Mail applications to: P.O Box 5616,
Greenville, SC 29606.
Admissions: 864-250-8000; www.gvltec
.edu/apply.
Tuition: $2,221/semester for out-ofcounty residents taking 12 credit hours.
Fees: Included in tuition.
Financial aid: www.gvltec.edu/financial-aid.
Dorms: House 428 students.
Enrollment: 13,974. 42% men, 58% women.
23% black/African-American;1.5% Asian/Pacific islander; 7% Hispanic; 61% white/nonHispanic;
2%
multiracial;
5.5%
unknown/unreported.
ACADEMICS
SAT critical reading: 480 or above.
SAT math: 480 or above.
ACT: 19 or above.

ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Dr. Daniel


Dreisbach, First Amendment Law scholar
and the only Rhodes Scholar to come
through the S.C. Technical College system.

Horry Georgetown Technical


College
www.hgtc.edu (live chat available)
Campuses in Conway, Georgetown,
and Myrtle Beach
Mail applications to: P.O. Box 261966,
Conway, SC 29528.
Admissions: 843-349-5277.
Tuition: $2,250/semester for S.C. residents
outside Horry and Georgetown counties.
Tuition + fees: $2,434/semester.
Financial aid: Susan Thompson
843-349-7818.
Enrollment: about 8,000. 36% men, 64%
women.

Erskine College, a small place to think big ideas for 175 years.

A small college in a little town like Due West doesnt attract the usual crowd. Here, you
cant fake it. Strengths are recognized, weaknesses challenged, and character shaped by
an academic community that values students for who they are and who they are becoming.
At Erskine, those willing to go a little off the ordinary path discover exceptional rewards.

ACADEMICS
Compass Test determines placement.

KNOW. BE KNOWN.
Due West, South Carolina

visit.erskine.edu

You are not

a number.

Smaller classes mean you will never be just


a number at Lander University. Our faculty
understand you are an individual with your
own personal educational and career goals,
and they are committed to helping you
reach your full potential. With more than 60
areas of study, unique masters programs,
an exceptional Honors College and vibrant
campus life, youll find Lander is an
excellent education at an affordable price.

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95 majors. Popular concentrations


include forestry, nursing, golf and
sports turf, engineering technology,
and physical therapy assistant.

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TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES

credit hours.
Financial aid: asksfs@midlands
tech.edu; 803-738-7792.
Enrollment: 11,386. 41% men,
59% women. 36% black/AfricanA NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Many American; 2.4% Asian/Pacific isbuildings have state-of-the-art tech- lander; 3.8% Hispanic; 52.1%
nology, such as a hospital for med- white/non-Hispanic; 2.7% multiical programs and a manufacturing racial; 3% unknown/unreported.
facility for industrial programs.
ACADEMICS
DID YOU KNOW? Horry Average SAT composite: 952.78.
Georgetown has the nations Average ACT: 19.25.
only two-year degree in forestry. Average high school GPA: 3.06.
112 programs of study. Popular programs include engineering technolMidlands Technical
ogy, nursing, industrial technology,
College
and business and public service.
midlandstech.edu
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW:
Campuses in Columbia, West
Beth Carrigg, Lexington County
Columbia, Bateburg-Leesville,
clerk of court.
Winnsboro, Irmo, and
DID YOU KNOW? Midlands Tech
Fort Jackson.
has industry representatives review
Mail applications to: Office of its programs, ensuring that stuAdmissions, P.O. Box 2408, Co- dents get specific, hands-on skills.
lumbia, SC 29202.
Admissions: askmtc@midlands
Northeastern Technical
tech.edu; 803-738-8324.
Tuition: $1,836/semester for 12
College

netc.edu
Campuses in Pageland, Cheraw,
Bennettsville, and Dillon
Mail applications to: 1201 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Admissions:
info@netc.edu;
800-921-7399.
Tuition: $142/semester hour*.
Financial aid: smarshall@netc
.edu; 843-921-6939.
Enrollment: 4,067*.
ACADEMICS
21 associate degrees, 27 certificates, and 4 diploma pathways.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon counties
are beautiful, historic areas, offering easy access to outdoor recreation and cultural events.

Admissions: askme@octech.edu; Enrollment: 6,521*.


800-813-6519 or 803-535-1234.
Tuition: $1,825/semester* for resiSpartanburg Community
dents of Calhoun and Orangeburg
College
counties. $2,256/semester* for other S.C. residents.
sccsc.edu
Financial aid: 803-535-1224.
Enrollment: 4,016. 38% men, 62% Mail applications to: P.O. Box
4386, Spartanburg, SC 29305.
women.
Admissions:
admissions@sccsc
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Resi- .edu;
866-891-3700
or
dents enjoy the lush Edisto Gar- 864-592-4800; 864-592-4564 (fax).
dens, abundant golf courses, and Tuition: See www.sccsc.edu
numerous festivals and enter- /tuition.
tainment opportunities.
Financial aid: 864-582-4810.
Enrollment: 5,864 (fall 2013).

Piedmont Technical
College

ptc.edu
Campuses in Greenwood,
Abbeville, Edgefield, Clinton,
Orangeburg-Calhoun
McCormick, Newberry, Saluda,
Technical College
and Laurens
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
octech.edu
Mail applications to: Admis- 1467, Greenwood, SC 29648.
sions Office, 3250 St. Matthews Admissions: 864-941-8365.
Road NE, Orangeburg, SC 29118. Tuition: $150-$163/credit hour*.
Financial aid: 864-941-8635.

ACADEMICS
Popular majors include computer
technology, horticulture, culinary
arts, nursing, surgical technology,
and university transfer.
DID YOU KNOW? Spartanburg
Community College is the only college in the state to offer American
Sign Language interpreter training.

Technical College of the

Learning doesnt stop


when the bell rings.
ACADEMICS is only half the story at Hammond. Our
PLUS Programs are added opportunities for academic,
athletic, arts enrichment ... and nearly everything in
between. Our unparalleled array of evening, weekend,
andafterschoolclassesisavailabletoagesprekindergarten
through adult, all open to the greater Columbia community.

programs
854 Galway Lane
Columbia, SC 29209
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TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Tuition: $1,926 per semester for


Lowcountry
Trident Technical
12 credit hours.
College
Financial aid: finaid@tctc.edu;
tcl.edu
Campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton, 864-646-1650.
tridenttech.edu
Enrollment: 6,553. 46% men,
and Varnville
Campuses in North Charleston,
Mail applications to: 921 Ribaut 54% women. 11% black/AfricanMoncks Corner, Charleston,
American; 1% Asian/Pacific isRoad, Beaufort, SC 29902.
and Mount Pleasant
lander; 4% Hispanic; 81% white/
Admissions: 843-525-8211.
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
Tuition: $750/semester*, with non-Hispanic; 2% other; 1%
118067, AM-M, Charleston, SC
unknown/unreported.
Lottery Tuition Assistance.
29423.
Financial aid: 843-470-5961.
ACADEMICS
Admissions: admissions@trident
Enrollment: 2,434*.
More than 70 majors. Popular tech.edu;
843-574-6558;
majors include university trans- 843-574-6483 (fax).
ACADEMICS
Popular majors include college fer, nursing, computer informa- Tuition: $2,170.08/semester for 12
transfer, computer technology, in- tion systems, mechatronics and to 15 credit hours for S.C. residents
dustrial electronics, cosmetology, criminal justice.
outside service area. Add $180.84/
and building construction.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: The credit hour for more than 15 hours.
Bridge to Clemson program lets Financial aid: financialaid@
freshmen blend the academic ex- tridenttech.edu; 843-574-6110;
Tri-County Technical
perience at Tri-County with the 843-574-6661 (fax).
College
Enrollment: 17,483*. 40% men,
social experience at Clemson.
60% women. 32% black/Africantctc.edu
DID YOU KNOW? Tri-County
American; 2% Asian/Pacific isCampuses in Pendleton,
offers the Connect to College
lander; 4% Hispanic; 57% white/
Anderson, Easley, and Seneca
program, a second-chance opnon-Hispanic; 2% multiracial;
Mail applications to: P.O. Box portunity for students who have
1% American Indian/Alaskan na584, Pendleton, SC 29670.
not completed high school.
tive; 2% unknown/unreported.
Admissions:
info@tctc.edu;
ACADEMICS
864-646-TCTC; 864-646-8361.

We Promise!

The Newberry College Tuition Promise guarantees students their


tuition wont increase for the four years theyre in school, so you
can focus on making the most of your college experience.
TEACHING A PRIORITY

Students get the personal attention


they need to thrive academically.

GENEROUS FINANCIAL AID

Nearly all students receive some


form of financial assistance.

FIRST CLASS ACADEMICS

Career-focused liberal arts


curriculum develops the whole student.

164 majors. Popular majors include .edu; 800-768-2121, ext 4165.


university transfer programs, nurs- Tuition: $152.50/credit hour*.
ing, culinary arts, and business.
Financial aid: 800-768-2021.
ALUMNI YOU MAY KNOW: Bob- Enrollment: 640*.
by Clair, S.C. DOT director of engineering for special projects who
oversaw construction of the Arthur
Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper
River in Charleston; Ellis Grossman, owner of Black Bean Co.

ACADEMICS
Popular majors include university transfer, small business management, computer technology,
drafting and design, and early
childhood development.

A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Campus


dining rooms in North Charleston
York Technical College
and downtown feature meals preyorktech.edu
pared and served by students from
Mail applications to: 452 S. Anderthe Culinary Institute.
son Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
DID YOU KNOW? In-state resiAdmissions: aldridge@yorktech
dents can receive up to $1,140 in lot.edu; 800-922-8324.
tery tuition assistance per semester.
Tuition: $1,776/semester*.
Financial aid: afowler@york
Williamsburg Technical tech.edu; 803-327-8005.
Enrollment: 8,643*.

College

wiltech.edu
Mail applications to: 601 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., Kingstree,
SC 29556.
Admissions: admissions@wiltech

ACADEMICS
Popular majors include university transfer, computer technology,
digital design, criminal justice,
network administration, and engineering graphics technology.

Newberry College
recognized as one of
eight private colleges
worth the time and
money in Is College
Worth It?
-by former U.S. Secretary of
Education William J. Bennett
COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS

17 NCAA D-II mens and womens sports;


cheerleading and dance.

IDEAL LOCATION

Beautiful 90-acre campus offers small-town


safety with big-city convenience nearby.

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Getting ahead is easier with online and evening classes at Limestone College. At
our convenient Columbia campus, explore degree options including business,
computer science, healthcare administration, social work and more.
Sign up for classes today, and enjoy flexible programs with accelerated eightweek schedules.

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Charleston

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new.artinstitutes.edu/charleston
24 N. Market St., Charleston

Brown Mackie College:


Greenville
www.brownmackie.edu
Two Liberty Square, 75 Beattie
Place, Suite 100, Greenville

Centura College
centuracollege.edu
Mail applications to: 7500 Two
Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
Admissions:
803-754-7544;
803-714-6797 (fax).
Tuition: Varies by program.
Financial
aid:
finaid1ccol
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grams, awarding associate defor medical-field programs.
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601 E. River St., Anderson
21% unknown/unreported.

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columbia.fortis.edu
246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite
101, Columbia

Golf Academy
www.golfacademy.edu
3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle
Beach

ITT Technical Institute


itt-tech.edu
1628 Browning Road, Columbia
6 Independence Pointe,
Greenville
9654 N. Kings Highway,
Suite 101, Myrtle Beach
2431 W. Aviation Ave.,
North Charleston

Miller-Motte Technical
College
miller-motte.edu
8085 Rivers Ave., North
Charleston

2451 U.S. 501, Conway

South University
southuniversity.edu
Mail applications to: 9 Science
Court, Columbia, SC 29203.
Admissions: 803-935-4308.
Tuition: $5,395/quarter for fulltime undergraduate programs*.
Financial aid: 803-935-4295.
ACADEMICS: 6 associate programs, 10 bachelors programs, 6
masters programs, and 2 doctoral programs.

University of Phoenix
phoenix.edu
Mail applications to: 1001 Pinnacle
Point Drive, Columbia, SC 29223.
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vc.edu
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Webster University
Columbia Metro Campus
webster.edu/columbia
Mail applications to: 100 Gateway Corporate Blvd., Columbia,
SC 29203.
Admissions: columbia@webster
.edu; 803-699-0900.
Tuition: Undergraduate, graduate,
and online tuition rates differ. Military students receive a discount.
Financial aid: 803-699-0900.
Enrollment: 15% men, 85% women. 90% black/African-American; 10% white/non-Hispanic.
ACADEMICS: 2 majors: management and psychology. 6 graduate programs in health administration, counseling, management, and human resources.
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Charleston School of Law

Graduate Studies

Southern Seminary

charlestonlaw.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
535, Charleston, SC 29402.
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.edu; 843-377-2143.
Tuition: $39,096/year, full-time;
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Enrollment: 500.
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www.ccins.org
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
387, Wagener, SC 29164.
Admissions: Joshua Gilmore jgilmore@ccins.org; 803-564-5902.
Tuition: All students accepted receive full scholarships.
Dorms: Capacity of 50.
Enrollment: 24.
ACADEMICS: Two-year degree,
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columbia.lr.edu
Mail applications to: 4201 N.
Main St., Price House, Columbia,
SC 29203.
Admissions: kohl.friery@lr.edu,
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Dorms: Yes.
Enrollment: 104.
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Required undergrad GPA: 2.7.
Required degree: Any bachelors.
4 academic concentrations. Degrees include Master of Arts in
Human Services and Master of
Arts in Counseling.
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ltss.lr.edu
Mail applications to: 4201 N.
Main St., Columbia, SC 29203.
Admissions:
admissions_
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Tuition: $15,805/year.
Financial aid: 803-461-3240.
Enrollment: 104.
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Required degree: Any bachelors.
4 academic concentrations. Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in
Christian Ministry, Master of
Arts in Religion, and Master of
Sacred Theology.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Seminarians have prepared for ministry at LTSS since 1911.

Lenoir-Rhyne Center for

Lutheran Theological

Christ Central Institute

Sherman College of
Chiropractic
www.sherman.edu
Mail applications to: P.O. Box
1452, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
Admissions:
admissions@
sherman.edu;
800-849-8771,

ext. 200.
Tuition: $7,181/quarter.
Financial aid: tcasey@sherman
.edu; 800-849-8771, ext. 245.
Enrollment: 304.
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Required undergrad GPA: 3.0,
traditional admission. 2.75-2.99,
alternative admission.
Other requirements for admission: Of the 90 hours required for
traditional admission, 24 must be
life and/or physical sciences.
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE: Senior
students intern at the on-campus
health center.

Medical University of
South Carolina
musc.edu
171 Ashley Ave., Charleston

Edward Via College of


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vcom.edu
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