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Winthrop University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Winthrop University

Winthrop University

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Winthrop University Description:

Winthrop University is a public university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, about 20 minutes from Charlotte. Founded in 1886, the university has many buildings on the National Historic Register. The diverse student body comes from 42 states and 54 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 41 degree programs with business administration and art being the most popular. Winthrop has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. All classes are taught by the faculty. Student life is active with more than 180 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Winthrop Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,170 (5,029 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 89% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,266 (in-state); $24,716 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,464
  • Other Expenses: $2,900
  • Total Cost: $24,830 (in-state); $36,280 (out-of-state)

Winthrop University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,534
    • Loans: $6,797

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Winthrop University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.winthrop.edu/wu_template.aspx?id=1620

"Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina. All eligible bachelor's, master's and specialist degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business and the visual and performing arts are nationally accredited - part of the University's commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation.

Building on its origins as a women's college, the Winthrop University of the 21st century is achieving national recognition as a competitive and distinctive, co-educational, public, residential comprehensive teaching institution.

Winthrop enrolls an achievement-oriented, culturally diverse and socially responsible student body of 6,000 students and will remain a medium-sized comprehensive teaching university for the foreseeable future. The University recruits South Carolina's best students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment to the campus and state. Winthrop prides itself on being an institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on the college campus.

Winthrop's historic campus, located in a dynamic city within a major metropolitan area, provides a contemporary and supportive environment that promotes student learning and development. Winthrop has a diverse and able faculty and professional staff of national caliber and supports their work as effective teachers, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and creative artists. Through this talented group, Winthrop students acquire and develop knowledge, skills, and values that enrich their lives and prepare them to meet the needs and challenges of the contemporary world, including the ability to communicate effectively, appreciate diversity, work collaboratively, synthesize knowledge, and adapt to change. Ongoing assessment of programs and services ensures both that all academic programs challenge students at their highest level of ability and that the library, instructional technology and other academic service areas support courses of study that are consonant with current methods and knowledge. As a result, Winthrop graduates are eminently well prepared to assume successful careers in business, industry, government, education, the arts, and human services, as well as to enter the most competitive graduate or professional schools."

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