We'd love for you to have the chance to visit the beautiful UofSC Aiken campus! Click on the button below to register for an individual campus tour.
USC Aiken Admissions Ambassadors serve as the face of our institution and hosts for the Office of Admissions. As such, they assist the staff in recruiting students to UofSC Aiken. Their most visible role is serving as tour guides for prospective students and their families who visit campus.
The Ambassador program has been designed to create a prestigious organization whose membership is carefully selected and reflects the high caliber and academic quality of the UofSC Aiken community. Leadership and communication skills, along with an outgoing personality and the ability to share enthusiasm about UofSC Aiken with others are essential. Ambassadors must also be willing to promote and support the University of South Carolina Aiken in all phases of campus life.
The University of South Carolina Aiken has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Grenada and the T.A. Marryshow Community College in Grenada. The agreement is collaboration between the entities where both students and teaching opportunities are exchanged. The primary agreement between the parties allows students from Grenada to come to USC Aiken after they have completed their first two years of higher education at the TAMC College. Any chosen students from USC Aiken may also be afforded the opportunity to study at TAMC College.
The exchange program also will encourage the exchange of faculty and staff from USC Aiken or TAMC College in the areas of teaching, professional development and research. Exchange visits of teaching and research staff are intended to promote seminars, courses, conferences, lectures, to carry out joint research projects, and to discuss experiences in the fields of common interest. Additionally, efforts will be made to have electronic forums between classes to connect undergraduate students from each school to discuss a specific course topic, problem or research project.
When you think of South Carolina you think of four seasons (each offering its own beauty), southern hospitality, historic and vacation locations, and some of the best colleges in the country, including USC Aiken!
USC Aiken is a destination for students from all over the country and the world. We have students representing 46 South Carolina counties and 37 states. We currently have 140 international students that represent 29 different countries and all six inhabited continents.
You may have a car on campus as a freshman. In addition, we provide a mini-convenience store on campus which supplies a variety of items such as microwave meals, socks, etc. We also have a bus system that stops on campus (we even have a sheltered bus stop on campus). It makes stops to several places in Aiken. For more information go to bestfriendexpress.com.
However, for the most part, the social life of the student body is on-campus, so there are few reasons to need a car. Our campus is just the right size for you to get involved. You can get connected through Greek life, community service, sports, theatre, music, academic clubs, or student government - just to name a few.
USC Aiken is located in beautiful Aiken, SC. Aiken is well-known throughout the country as an equestrian community, with numerous equestrian events such as Aiken's Triple Crown. South Carolina offers the best of both worlds due to the friendliness and convenience of a small town and the opportunities and amenities of a larger city. Located in the western region of South Carolina, Aiken is 40 miles from the capital city of Columbia and 20 miles from Augusta, GA. It is also 2 1/2 hours from Charlotte, Atlanta and Charleston, SC.
Our apartment-style suites will have you feeling right at home--or even better. Your own private and spacious bedroom awaits you in a two or four-bedroom suite, with a bathroom for every two students and chair, while living spaces feature plenty of plush seating for you to gather with friends and study, chat or watch television. Study and computer room, on-site laundry facilities, cable TV and wireless internet are all a part of our modern take on campus living.
At USC Aiken the safety and well-being of our students is always at the top of our agenda. Through the cooperation of faculty, staff, and students, we daily try to achieve and maintain a truly safe campus. With the support of various community members, and USC Aiken’s University Police, there are many people contributing to the safety and security of the campus. Our police officers are commissioned as Constables and are certified with the state of South Carolina. Also, all officers are certified medical first responders.
Join us for a quick presentation from one of our Enrollment Counselors to set the stage, including quick facts and figures you need to know about USC Aiken. We’ll run through the admissions process and timeline, the basics of financial aid and cost of attendance and answer any questions you may have. Then you’ll walk the campus with a small group of prospective Pacer families, seeing our beautiful quad, classrooms, apartment-style housing, dining facilities, and more, led by one of our student volunteer ambassadors. Please note our tour usually lasts 75 minutes and the campus includes hilly terrain and several sections in which the group will be exposed to the elements. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the day’s weather.
Experience the same great weekday campus tour experience under the light of the stars. Tour our beautiful campus under the stars to view freshman apartments, learn what to expect in our classrooms and from our faculty, and get details on admissions, financial aid, student life, and other key areas of campus life.
Held several times each year, these are our most comprehensive campus visit opportunities. The Open House experience will not only take you on a tour of our beautiful campus and freshman apartments, but give you the opportunity to hear from our faculty about what to expect in our classrooms. You’ll also gather details on admissions, financial aid, student life, and other key areas of campus life. Students will also have (parentless) Q&A time with current students to ask any questions that might be on your mind! A delicious complimentary lunch will be served in the dining hall as part of the program. If you haven’t already applied, you will have an opportunity to do so before you leave. Appropriate for both prospective freshmen and transfer students. Please note our walking campus tour usually lasts 75 minutes and the campus includes hilly terrain and several sections in which the group will be exposed to the elements. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the day’s weather.
Join us for a quick presentation from one of our Enrollment Counselors on all the necessary information regarding USC Aiken’s opportunities and the admissions and enrollment process/timeline. Then take a one-hour walking tour of campus led by our student volunteer ambassadors, where you will see our housing options, dining facilities, a classroom, and more! After the tour you’ll have the option to ask follow-up questions and even work through the next steps in your admission/enrollment process. The event begins at 10 a.m. and should conclude by noon. Please note our walking campus tour usually lasts 75 minutes and the campus includes hilly terrain and several sections in which the group will be exposed to the elements. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the day’s weather.Signup for Saturday visit
If you are looking for more in-depth academic content, in a fun and interactive atmosphere, you have found the right event! USC Aiken’s Focused Fridays are smaller events held for prospective students interested in a particular major or field of study.During the day, you will hear from the deans of the school or college, interact with professors and students while participating in hands-on activities, have a quick admissions/financial aid session, and enjoy a campus tour with our student volunteer ambassadors.
If you would like to set up a one-on-one Zoom appointment with your assigned Admissions counselor instead, please use the link below.