Best South Carolina Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in South Carolina for 2020

There are 66 colleges and universities in South Carolina enrolling 234,490 students. Explore the list of top colleges in South Carolina below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in South Carolina offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

South Carolina is home to nationally ranked institutions like Clemson University, Furman University, Wofford College and University of South Carolina Columbia. The highest ranked college in South Carolina is Clemson University and the top rated public state college is also Clemson University.

Local college options can be explored in or other cities.

66 results found

List of the Best South Carolina Colleges

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
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Furman University
F
Greenville, SC
Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,947enrollment
  • $32,951net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Wofford College
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Spartanburg, SC
Wofford College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $27,101net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 34,795enrollment
  • $20,271net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA
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North Greenville University
N
Tigerville, SC
North Greenville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,578enrollment
  • $16,821net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 850-1320SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Converse College
C
Spartanburg, SC
Converse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,380enrollment
  • $19,245net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC
Presbyterian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,330enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
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Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,048enrollment
  • $18,476net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC
College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 10,783enrollment
  • $19,790net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Anderson University
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Anderson, SC
Anderson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,429enrollment
  • $21,816net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 960-1280SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
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Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,763enrollment
  • $17,017net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC
Winthrop University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 5,813enrollment
  • $16,970net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC
Charleston Southern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,414enrollment
  • $17,858net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
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Erskine College and Seminary
E
Due West, SC
 
Erskine College and Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 693enrollment
  • $34,550net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Limestone College
L
Gaffney, SC
 
Limestone College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,442enrollment
  • $23,935net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Southern Wesleyan University
S
Central, SC
 
Southern Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,551enrollment
  • $16,008net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Coker College
C
Hartsville, SC
Coker College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,280enrollment
  • $16,464net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.97Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Aiken
S
Aiken, SC
 
University of South Carolina Aiken

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,699enrollment
  • $14,821net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA