College Snapshot Week 10: Winthrop University


Winthrop is a public university. Founded in 1886 as a teacher training school for women, it adopted coeducation in 1974. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts. Its 418-acre campus is located in Rock Hill, 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C.

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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,974
   Women 3,361 (67.6%)
   Men 1,613 (32.4%)
Graduate Students 1,050


Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 72% of 4,285 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.91
SAT Math 525 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 530 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing Not reported
ACT Composite 23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,744
Out-of-state: $39,992
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,456
Out-of-state: $27,704
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $13,733
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes


Rock Hill Population 68,094
Nearest Metropolitan Area Charlotte
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 48% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Eagle
Sororities 11% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
30.1% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.7% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students 3.1% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly