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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC


  1. Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Course

About This Campus

South Carolina State University home of the Bulldogs is a Land Grant HBCU founded in 1896. SCSU has an array of outstanding academic programs including Business Management, Marketing, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Journalism, Fashion Merchandising and more. We have the only undergraduate degree program in Nuclear Engineering in the state of South Carolina. SCSU prides its self not only in academia but also in student outreach and engagement programs. Available student organizations on campus are Health Professions Society, Divine Nine, Society for Human Resource Management, Men Against Cancer Inc. and more. Notable Alumni are James E. (Jim) Clyburn Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, the third-ranking Democrat, in the United States House of Representatives. Wes Bellamy Former VP-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Hugine Jr. President of Alabama A&M University, Kara McCullough MissUSA 2017

Location Information

SC State campus is located at 300 College ST NE, Orangeburg SC 29117. The campus consists of approximately 107 buildings on 160 acres of land on its main campus in Orangeburg.

Helpful Information

SC State University is a relatively small campus in the small town of Orangeburg, SC. There is a local bus service, however students use personal cars to commute around Orangeburg, and to major cities including the capital, Columbia and Charleston for shopping and other outings.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Orangeburg
Population | 13,964
Enrollment | 3,355
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/10
Spring | 01/16-05/10

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 1%
Black | 92%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Two or more | 1%
White | 4%
Other | 1%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Speech Pathology & Audiology

Notable Academic Programs

  • Nuclear Engineering - The SC State Nuclear Engineering Program has attracted and retains a permanent and highly qualified faculty capable of teaching all of the Nuclear Engineering courses offered at SC State and our partnering institutions (UWM & NC State). The Program has a permanent core faculty consisting of three Ph.D.s, all of which are in Nuclear Engineering. The faculty brings over 40 years of combined teaching, training, and industrial experience.
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology - The mission of the Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) Program at South Carolina State University is to educate students to function effectively as speech-language pathologists who serve the communicative needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations in a variety of work settings. Students are provided opportunities to engage in critical clinical decision-making based on empirical evidence, thereby integrating scientific methods and clinical practice. The practical experiences are initiated in and supported by the South Carolina State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and they are continued in sundry off-site settings, including public schools, hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation centers.

Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, Agricultural Business... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $25 Year Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $150 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $150 Year Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $80 Year Home Mandatory
Athletic Fee $256 Year Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $120 Year Home Mandatory
Library Fee $75 Year Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $200 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $66 Year Home Mandatory
Enrollment Fee $160 Year Home Mandatory
Planetarium Fee $35 Year Home Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/28/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 60% living on campus
  • Double: $3300
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
Tuition and mandatory fees of $5,836 includes tuition, library fee, technology fee, health services fee, student activity fee, museum and planetarium fee, and athletic fee.

Meal Plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/28/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $571 Semester Home Pay Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,315 per semester.


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