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Chances of getting into Presbyterian College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.5%
Admission Difficulty for Presbyterian College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into PC and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,616 out of 2,141 applicants were admitted making Presbyterian College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Presbyterian College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

PC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Presbyterian College?

Presbyterian College typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >84%
1115 to 1230 Avg + 75%-84%
1000 to 1115 Avg - 64%-75%
885 to 1000 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 885 Low <51%
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PC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for Presbyterian College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Presbyterian College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into PC?

Admission data indicates that PC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Presbyterian College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >85%
22 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
19 to 22 Avg - 66%-75%
16 to 19 Reach 55%-66%
Less than 16 Low <55%
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PC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Presbyterian College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into PC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Presbyterian College was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as PC accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Presbyterian College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

67% of Presbyterian College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Presbyterian College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 67%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Presbyterian College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,045 1,096 2,141
Accepted 803 813 1,616
Acceptance Rate 77% 74% 75%
Enrolled 174 168 342
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Presbyterian College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Presbyterian College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Presbyterian College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218539 IPEDS survey data for Presbyterian College.

FAQs

Does Presbyterian College prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to PC. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Presbyterian College?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to PC. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Presbyterian College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Presbyterian College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.