University of South Carolina, Beaufort (USCB)

Okatie, SC

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University of South Carolina, Beaufort Student Essentials

University of South Carolina, Beaufort Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Sand Sharks
Nickname: USCB
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,293
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,219
Retention Rate: 50%
Enrollment: 1,724
Year Established: 1959

About USCB


Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of Georgia and South Carolina.
Since 2002, USCB has more than doubled its academic degree programs and its full time equivalent student population, added on-campus housing serving 664, joined the NAIA Sun Conference, and fielded conference and national award winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports.

The university's two campuses serve a diverse student body of 1,800 students. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, SC, offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories, a broad range of academic degree programs, and is home to Sand Shark athletics.

The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort's downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate Studio Art program in close proximity to Beaufort's many art galleries. Students also take advantage of opportunities on Hilton Head Island, such as the USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training and the Coastal Ecology & Conservation research partnership with Vagabond Cruise. USCB offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity.

Application Requirement:

  • SAT 800 (CR+M) ACT 17 Composite
  • HS Diploma
  • 2.0 Academic
  • 550 Standard;214 Computer-based; 77 Internet based

% Students Receiving Aid: 79%

For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort,
please visit online or call the university's Office of Public Information at 843-208-8030.

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USCB Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,724
Freshman Class 400
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,724

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 19%
  • Caucasian: 62%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 5%
African American 19%
Caucasian 62%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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