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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

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

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 & more. We have the only undergraduate degree program in Nuclear Engineering in South Carolina. SCSU prides itself 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, International Students Association & more. Notable Alumni are James E. (Jim) Clyburn Chairman Congressman representing South Carolina's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Faith Working Group. Wes Bellamy Former VP-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. Andrew Hugine Jr. Former President AA&M, Miss USA 2017 Kara Mc Cullough.

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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? 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 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
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/21/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
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
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/21/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester 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 06/21/23

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

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


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