See what students say:


“Medium-sized” Winthrop University in South Carolina “is a public university, which is reflected in its diverse student body, but it has a private university feel in terms of the small size of classes, the caliber of the faculty, and the beauty of the campus.” There are many programs and options here. Business and education majors are especially popular. As at most schools, professors are “hit or miss.” Some are “almost never available.” Many others are “easy to approach” and “passionate about what they teach.” “I’ve wanted to clap at the end of classes before because they’ve been so phenomenal,” gloats one student. Complaints include registration. “Getting the classes you need is a struggle.” Some of the required general education courses “could be thrown away,” too. One student tells us, “the only downfall to our school is financial aid. Almost everyone I know, including myself, has had problems with them.” Administrators “like to dance around questions without actually answering them,” and “it is very common for students to be passed (circularly) from one department back to another when trying to resolve an administrative problem.”

Student Body

“There are significantly more females than males” here. “Many students come from small towns,” but “diversity is something Winthrop can brag about.” “The majority of the students leans slightly toward the right politically and, as is typical for the South, most are religious in some way,” reflects a sophomore. “However, that’s not to say that you won’t find some extreme liberals and atheists on campus.” “The typical student is a laid-back Southern kid” and is “mildly preppy” but there is a little bit of everybody—“from hip-hoppers to punk rockers, frat guys to computer nerds.” “From artistic individuals to cookie-cutter education majors, everyone has their own dynamic.” “It’s probably the least cliquey campus I have been to,” relates a senior.

Campus Life

“There’s nothing to do in the city of Rock Hill” but the bustle of Charlotte, North Carolina is a mere “20 minutes away” if you have a car. Back on the “very nice and relaxing campus,” there is an “awesome” fitness center. The men’s basketball team has won several conference titles in recent years and “brings everyone together.” There is also “a cultural event requirement” that requires students to attend a few events each year. Many students seem to like it. “Thursday nights are big nights” for the party scene, but “weekends are pretty dead,” because “most students that are from the state go home for the weekends.” Extracurricular activities “are a must if you want to have a social life.” Fraternities and sororities are relatively popular, and the students involved in them are “obsessed.” “The cafeteria food is definitely lacking” and there is “an overpopulation problem” here. Winthrop is growing, which is nice and all, but “something needs to be done about housing and parking if you’re going to invite that many students.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Amanda James
Director, Admissions

Office of Admissions
Joynes Hall 126
Rock Hill, SC 29733



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
DiGiorgio Campus Center
Winthrop University Recreational and Research Complex
Winthrop Art Galleries
West Wellness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Rock Hill
Cherry Park
Carowinds Amusement Park
Galleria Mall and local restaurants

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8:30 - 5:00 (Tours 9:30 am & 2 pm) Select Saturday

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Charlotte International Airport - 21 miles

Driving Instructions to Campus

Local Accommodations
Cambria Hotel https://www.choicehotels.com/south-carolina/rock-hill/cambria-hotels/sc579?source=gyxt


Applicants: 5,099
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Average HS GPA: 4.14



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