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South Carolina State University - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Southeastern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 147 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
147-acre campus in Orangeburg (population: 14,900), 40 miles from Columbia.
Served by bus; airport and train serve Columbia. School operates
transportation to off-campus housing.


Types of Housing

  • Women's Dorms are used by 24% of the on-campus students.
  • Men's Dorms are used by 18% of the on-campus students.
  • On-campus Married-student housing.
  • 96% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 47% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 53% of all students live off campus or commute.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried students under age 21 not living near campus with relatives.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • 60% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus, even to those students of legal drinking age.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance mandatory
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1360 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Freshmen are discouraged from working during first term.