Best South Carolina Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in South Carolina for 2021

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. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology 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 Furman University, Clemson University, Wofford College and University of South Carolina Columbia. The highest ranked college in South Carolina is Furman University and the top rated public state college is Clemson University.

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66 results

List of the Best South Carolina Colleges

Furman University
F
Greenville, SC
Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,947enrollment
  • $35,621net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Wofford College
W
Spartanburg, SC
Wofford College

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $28,033net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT 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
  • $21,787net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,763enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC
Presbyterian College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,330enrollment
  • $19,778net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC
College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 10,783enrollment
  • $19,764net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,048enrollment
  • $18,242net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC
Charleston Southern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,414enrollment
  • $17,866net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-31ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
North Greenville University
N
Tigerville, SC
North Greenville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,578enrollment
  • $19,124net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 870-1240SAT range
  • 19-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Coker College
C
Hartsville, SC
Coker College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,280enrollment
  • $15,037net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 900-1230SAT range
  • 18-28ACT range
  • 2.97Avg GPA
Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 10,641enrollment
  • $15,111net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC
Winthrop University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 5,813enrollment
  • $19,115net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Converse College
C
Spartanburg, SC
Converse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,380enrollment
  • $14,849net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Southern Wesleyan University
S
Central, SC
 
Southern Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,551enrollment
  • $17,978net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 948-1153SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Anderson University
A
Anderson, SC
Anderson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 3,429enrollment
  • $21,599net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 860-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Upstate
S
Spartanburg, SC
 
University of South Carolina Upstate

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 6,175enrollment
  • $15,838net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Limestone College
L
Gaffney, SC
 
Limestone College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,442enrollment
  • $23,023net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA