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Winthrop University

Rock Hill, SC

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About This Campus

Winthrop, a public, coeducational university founded in 1886, is a competitive, comprehensive institution committed to being a model of excellence in public education. Within Winthrop's College of Arts and Sciences, Richard W. Riley College of Education, College of Business Administration, and College of Visual and Performing Arts, 6000 students pursue more than 40 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree programs. All eligible degree programs are nationally accredited. Winthrop's beautiful, tree-lined campus is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The 418-acre campus combines century-old tradition with modern academic and student life facilities. The Winthrop Eagles athletic teams compete in the Big South Conference. Approximately half of the student body lives in one of the eight residence halls on campus. Winthrop is in Rock Hill, SC, just 25 miles south of Charlotte, NC. Students at Winthrop enjoy the comfort of a smaller community with the attractions of a big city.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Rock Hill
Population | 69,967
Enrollment | 6,031
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/25-12/11
Spring | 01/11-05/04

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 28%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 5%
Two or more | 3%
White | 60%
Other | 1%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Junior status is required to enroll in upper level courses in the College of Business Administration. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required to enroll in upper level courses in the Richard W. Riley College of Education. Space permitting, restricted education courses are available for students admitted to an NCATE approved program. A digital portfolio may be required to enroll in some Fine Arts classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Educational Studies
  • Art

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Choral Music
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Graphics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Dietetics
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Nutrition
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 520.00 paper, N/A computer or 68.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/10/20

  • 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: 18

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $50 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $195 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Library Fee $70 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Environmental Safety Fee $55 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Post Office Fee $25 Semester Plan B Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/10/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 50% living on campus
  • Double: $2575
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650
  • Proximity to campus: walking distance
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
-$1863 meal plan includes unlimited access to Thomson Cafe, 80 Eagle Meals, and $100 in Cafe Cash -$1953 meal plan includes unlimited access to Thomson Cafe, 80 Eagle Meals, and $200 in Cafe Cash -$1567 meal plan includes 100 meals per semester (including Eagle Meals), and $600 Cafe Cash


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Figures per Semester are current as of 09/10/20

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.


  • Health records due by: August 15
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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