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Study at University of South Carolina Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was established in 1967. It was formerly known as the University of South Carolina Spartanburg. USC Upstate is a part of the University of South Carolina System. It enrolls more than 4, 500 students every year. USC Upstate offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mary Black School of Nursing
  • School of Business Administration and Economics
  • School of Education
USC Upstate sponsors more than 10 collegiate teams, which are nicknamed the Spartans. Its teams participate in the Atlantic Sun Conference of the NCAA's Division I in sports like basketball, soccer, tennis and golf.

Profile of University of South Carolina Upstate

USC Upstate is found in Spartanburg, SC. Spartanburg is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at USC Upstate.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. USC Upstate is known for its programs in computer science and engineering and nursing and emergency medicine.

USC Upstate Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 440. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 540.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 4, 916 in 2007 at USC Upstate.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. USC Upstate values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

USC Upstate Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine214registered nursing
Business and Management163business management, non-profit management
Education and Teaching162early childhood education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, special ed, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, education of blind, ESL instruction
Liberal Arts144liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, sociology, English, Spanish language
Therapy and Counselling62psychology
Media53communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering47computer and info science, information science, information technology
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and administration
Science29biology, chemistry
Fine Arts4fine arts
Engineering0engineering management

Contact: USC Upstate

University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way

Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999

General Phone: (864) 503-5000


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