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University of South Carolina Aiken

The University of South Carolina Aiken is a four-year, public coeducational university offering undergraduate degree programs as well as master's degrees in elementary education, educational technology and applied clinical psychology. Additional graduate courses and degree programs are offered through the USC Extended Graduate Campus program. USC Aiken awards baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 major areas of study. As one of the fastest growing institutions in the USC system, USC Aiken has consistently recruited traditional and non-traditional students. Approximately 25 percent of the student body is considered non-traditional (Age 25 or older). Over one-half, or 65 percent, of the students are female, and 26 percent of the students are minority. USC Aiken is also increasingly known for its emphasis on academic quality.


Founded in 1961 in a historic mansion in downtown Aiken, USCA moved to its present site in 1972 and occupies 453 acres. USCA is located in Aiken, SC, in the western region of the state. The campus is 20 miles from Augusta, GA, and 55 miles from Columbia, SC.


U.S. News & World Report ranked USCA a top public comprehensive college in the South in the 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999 College Guides.


In 2003, approximately 3,200 undergraduate students attended USCA.


NCAA Division II; Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The University fields men's teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, softball, volleyball, soccer, and tennis. Cheerleading and a dance team are also part of athletics.

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