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. 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%