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Winthrop University

Winthrop University, often referred to as Winthrop or WU and formerly known as Winthrop College, is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States.

Location

Address
701 Oakland Ave
City
Rock Hill
State
SC
Zip/Post Code
29733

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
5048
Total Graduate enrollment
1141
In State Tuition Fees
13430
Out State Tuition Fees
26000
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1150
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.8
Male Female Ratio
32:68
Acceptance Rate
72%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Winthrop Eagle
Colors
Garnet Gold
Conference
Big South
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

Winthrop University has been an educational leader in South Carolina for more than a century. In 1886, David Bancroft Johnson, a dedicated and gifted superintendent of schools, successfully petitioned Boston philanthropist Robert C. Winthrop and the Peabody Fund for seed money to form a school whose mission would be the education of women as teachers. As the �Winthrop Training School,� Johnson�s fledgling institution opened its doors to 21 students in Columbia, S.C., using a borrowed, one-room building. Because of its important role, Winthrop soon received state assistance and moved to its permanent Rock Hill home in 1895.

College Specialty

Specialty

Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.

Alumni

Alumni

Cathy Smith Bowers (BA, 1972; MA, 1976), poet and professor; North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2010�2012 Anne King Gregorie (1902), historian and first woman to be granted a doctorate in History by the University of South Carolina Chip Huggins, (1987), member of South Carolina House of Representatives Dr. Mary Gaulden Jagger, (1942), one of the founding members of the National Organization for Women. Linda H. Short, (1984), former South Carolina State Senator Bob Crawford, (2003), bassist for the folk/rock band The Avett Brothers Andie MacDowell, Golden Globe nominated actress, attended Winthrop from 1976-78

Campus

Campus

Urban 425 acres (172.0 ha)

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