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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
701 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill , South Carolina 29733

Disability Resource Office

Accessibility & Testing
307 Bancroft Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
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About Winthrop University

Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University is a public institution that has been providing higher education for over a century. With its rich history and commitment to academic excellence, Winthrop has become a well-known and respected university in the region.

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University started as a women’s college but eventually became coeducational in the 1970s. Despite this change, Winthrop has maintained its dedication to empowering women and providing them with exceptional educational opportunities. The university offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs, ensuring that students can pursue their interests and achieve their career goals.

As a public university, Winthrop is committed to making education accessible to all. With a four-year accessibility score of 1, the university actively works to provide an inclusive learning environment and eliminate barriers that could hinder students’ success. This commitment extends beyond the campus borders, as Winthrop aims to contribute positively to the surrounding community.

Rock Hill, the vibrant city where Winthrop is located, offers plenty of opportunities for students. Situated just 20 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina, Rock Hill provides a unique blend of small-town charm and metropolitan amenities. Students can enjoy a variety of cultural and recreational activities, including visiting museums, attending concerts, exploring parks, and cheering on local sports teams.

One notable aspect of Winthrop University is its beautiful campus. Sprawling across 456 acres, the campus combines historic buildings with modern facilities, creating a visually appealing and functional environment for learning and living. The iconic Tillman Hall, a National Historic Landmark, is a prominent feature on campus and serves as a symbol of the university’s heritage.

Academically, Winthrop University excels in various disciplines, including business, education, fine arts, sciences, and more. The university’s faculty members are dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. With small class sizes, students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and receive personalized attention from their professors.

Beyond the classroom, Winthrop offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved and enhance their college experience. There are over 100 student organizations and clubs, covering a wide range of interests, hobbies, and causes. These extracurricular activities foster personal growth, leadership skills, and create a strong sense of community among the student body.

Winthrop University also places a strong emphasis on community service and civic engagement. The Bonner Scholars Program, for instance, provides select students with scholarships in exchange for their commitment to community service. This program reflects the university’s dedication to instilling a sense of social responsibility in its students and encouraging them to make a positive impact in society.

In conclusion, Winthrop University is a prestigious public institution that has made great strides in providing a quality education to its students. With its commitment to accessibility, focus on inclusivity, and dedication to academic excellence, Winthrop offers a supportive and challenging environment for students to thrive. Situated in the vibrant city of Rock Hill, students can enjoy the best of both worlds – a close-knit campus community and access to metropolitan amenities. Whether you are interested in the arts, sciences, education, or business, Winthrop University is an excellent choice for those seeking a well-rounded and enriching college experience.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations