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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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Rock Hill
Population | 69,967
Enrollment | 6,031
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/12
Spring | 01/08-05/01

Campus Diversity

White | 63%
Black | 28%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 4%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
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
Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design Technology, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Integrated Marketing, Journalism, Mass Communication, Science Communication, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Economics: Economics

Education: Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, French, Home Economics, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

General Studies: Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Exercise Science

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Languages: French, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Chemical Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Design Technology, Information Systems Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.50 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 / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 03/09/17.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $35 Year Plan B Mandatory
Health Service Fee $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Library Fee $40 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Environmental Safety Fee $35 Semester Plan B Mandatory
PO Box Rental Fee $25 Semester Plan B Optional

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

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 03/09/17

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 50% living on campus
  • Double: $2658
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $650
  • Proximity to campus: walking distance
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1665 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1620 per semester for 11 meals per week.
  • $1400 per semester for 5 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
-$1665 meal plan includes unlimited access to Thompson Cafe, 80 Eagle Meals, and $100 in Cafe Cash -$1620 meal plan includes 200 meals per semester (including Eagle Meals), and $200 in Cafe Cash -$1400 meal plan includes 100 meals per semester (including Eagle Meals), and $600 Cafe Cash

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