The Best South Carolina Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in South Carolina

There are 66 colleges and universities in South Carolina enrolling 164,639 full time students in the state's institutions of higher education. Explore the list of top colleges in South Carolina below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in South Carolina offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around or Columbia.

The best college in South Carolina is Clemson University and the top public state college is also Clemson University.

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    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 4.18
    • Students: 24,951
    • Tuition:$15,374
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
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    Clemson University

    • SAT Range 1230/1410
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.74*
    • Students: 2,947
    • Tuition:$49,532
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
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    Furman University

    • SAT Range 1180/1350
    • ACT Range 27/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.54
    • Students: 1,666
    • Tuition:$43,985
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
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    Wofford College

    • SAT Range 1190/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 4.15
    • Students: 34,795
    • Tuition:$12,616
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
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    University of South Carolina Columbia

    • SAT Range 850/1320
    • ACT Range 21/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,578
    • Tuition:$19,750
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
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    North Greenville University

    • SAT Range 1070/1250
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.84
    • Students: 10,783
    • Tuition:$12,838
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
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    College of Charleston

    • SAT Range 1040/1200
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.89
    • Students: 1,380
    • Tuition:$18,340
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • SAT Range 960/1280
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 3,429
    • Tuition:$28,000
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
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    Anderson University

    • SAT Range 1010/1210
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.47
    • Students: 1,330
    • Tuition:$38,660
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
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    Presbyterian College

    • SAT Range 940/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 1,048
    • Tuition:$23,690
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • SAT Range 1030/1220
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 3,763
    • Tuition:$12,516
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 81%
    • SAT Range 1020/1200
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.24*
    • Students: 3,414
    • Tuition:$25,540
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
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    Charleston Southern University

    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.81
    • Students: 5,813
    • Tuition:$15,730
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • SAT Range 930/1140
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 693
    • Tuition:$36,150
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • SAT Range 970/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,551
    • Tuition:$25,476
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • SAT Range 960/1130
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 2,442
    • Tuition:$25,025
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.97
    • Students: 1,280
    • Tuition:$29,548
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
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    Coker College

    • SAT Range 1030/1170
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 10,641
    • Tuition:$11,716
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
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    Coastal Carolina University

    • SAT Range 950/1140
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 3,699
    • Tuition:$10,760
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • SAT Range 930/1120
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 3,044
    • Tuition:$11,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
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    Lander University

    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 6,175
    • Tuition:$11,852
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • SAT Range 830/1060
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 2,172
    • Tuition:$16,854
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • SAT Range 920/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.32
    • Students: 1,208
    • Tuition:$26,424
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • SAT Range 810/1030
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 3,940
    • Tuition:$11,976
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
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    Francis Marion University

    • SAT Range 860/1010
    • ACT Range 15/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.9
    • Students: 3,022
    • Tuition:$11,060
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
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    South Carolina State University