About Winthrop University
Winthrop is a public, co-educational university of distinction founded in 1886. It’s beautiful and safe campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Winthrop is an institution that values quality, learning and diversity and welcomes international students from over 40 countries from all over the world. Winthrop is recognized as one of the best institutions of its kind, where quality and value work together to prepare students to LIVE, LEARN, and LEAD.
Winthrop has more than 6,000 students, with about 81% studying for bachelor's degrees and 19% for master's degrees. Students come from 34 states in the USA and there are 201 international students from roughly 40 countries. The students enjoy a Learning Environment with over 280 full-time faculty members and an average class size of 23 students. Student Life is supported by 160+ clubs and organizations and 18 women's and men’s NCAA Division I sports.
Winthrop University's scenic central campus is one of Rock Hill's five historic districts; with several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We realize that many of our international prospects are unable to visit the campus before enrolling in classes. In part for this reason the university has created a virtual tour of the Winthrop campus. Start your virtual tour. Enjoy!
University Awards and Honors
Winthrop University was named to U.S. News & World Report's Top Ten Regional Public Universities in the South in the magazine's "America's Best Colleges" 2013 edition. It is the 21st time this publication has chosen Winthrop for inclusion in its listings. Winthrop University has achieved many accolades. Our accomplishments can be viewed by visiting our Awards and Recognitions site.
Winthrop enjoys national-caliber academics with full accreditation, including 100 percent specialized national accreditation in all eligible academic programs. The university awards bachelor's and master's degrees offered in more than 100 programs of study through the following four colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences has programs including Biology, Chemistry, Human Nutrition, Mathematics, Psychology, Political Science, Mass Communication, etc. We encourage you to visit the College of Arts and Science at Winthrop University for the best information on their degree programs and resources for students.
- College of Business Administration has programs including Accounting, Management, Marketing and Computer Science. We encourage you to visit the College of Business at Winthrop University for the best information on their degree programs and resources for students.
- College of Visual and Performing Arts has programs including Art, Design, Dance, Music Performance and Theatre. We encourage you to visit the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University for the best information on their degree programs and resources for students.
- The Richard W. Riley College of Education has programs including Special Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Elementary and Middle level Education and Sport Management. We encourage you to visit the College of Education at Winthrop University for the best information on their degree programs and resources for students.
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The Winthrop Experience
At Winthrop, you are our primary focus. You’ll be part of a community of learners who want you to succeed, both academically and personally. You’ll meet new people who share your interests and viewpoints or they will introduce you to theirs. You’ll join clubs and participate in sports; enjoy concerts and theater productions. Your studies will begin in the classroom, but hands-on research and real life work settings won’t be far behind. After graduation, you will be ready to become a leader in the world beyond campus, and that world will be a better place for your having been a part of the Winthrop community.
Throughout this website you will find information in regards to the application process to Winthrop, current costs of attendance, housing information and other related topics. At Winthrop we strive to provide a personalized experience for current as well as for prospective students. Therefore, for any questions please contact the International Student Recruiter.
Please explore this website and we’ll show you more about what it means to be a part of the Winthrop Experience.