Information for Parents & Family 



As a parent of a prospective Winthrop student we already consider you to be a part of our extended Winthrop family. We understand that the college selection process is difficult but we want to assure you that we are here to help throughout the process. We hope that this page will help you with the college selection process.


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 at least 38 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 enjoys national-caliber academics. The University awards Bachelor's and Master's degrees offered in more than 100 programs of study.


University Awards and Honors

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of our kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life forever and prepare you for all the future holds. Founded in 1886, Winthrop has grown to be a very prestigious university that has received many achievements and accolades.

More information about Winthrop University can be found here.


On Campus Safety

Your child is and always will be our main focus.  There are two offices on campus that work around the clock to ensure that your child is safe. Namely the Winthrop University Police Department and the Office of Center for Student Wellness.

The Winthrop University Police Department is responsible for the safe environment surrounding campus. The department is available 24/7 to provide assistance to the Winthrop community.

The office of Center for Student Wellness is designed to provide confidential, professional, quality, cost-effective, acute and routine medical care for all enrolled Winthrop University students. The staff of Health Services is committed in obtaining optimum personal health for each student through services and programs provided.


Career Services:

A Winthrop University diploma carries true value. Rest assured that after graduation, our students will be ready to become leaders in the world beyond campus, and that world will be a better place for your child having been a part of the Winthrop community.

As a student at Winthrop University your child will be given full access to the Center for Career Development and Internships. This center is home to three distinctive programs: Career Development, Volunteer & Community Services, and Service Learning. The center provides students with a comprehensive approach to career preparation, personal growth, and services to the community with experiential learning as a key component. Career Services provides the resources and the programs for students and alumni to develop the necessary skills to conduct effective career searches and make informed career decisions.

Services include career guidance, professional development workshops, resume critiques, mock interviews, internship assistance, employment fairs, an Alumni Career Network, and an employment databank.


The International Center

The International Center is the home away from home for our international students, scholars and guests. From orientation to immigration we help our students from the time that they apply right through to their graduation.

The primary "home" for international students at Winthrop is The International Center. The Center offers a comprehensive orientation program, immigration advising, assistance in becoming acclimated to Winthrop and the U.S. as well as programs and events designed to help your child succeed and enjoy their experience at Winthrop. 

Thank you in advance for entrusting your child to study at Winthrop University. We promise to do our best to take care of them while they are away from home.

Should you have any questions in regards to the information on this page please contact the International Center.