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PC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

65.2%
Admission Difficulty for Presbyterian College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into PC? The school has a 65% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,484 out of 2,277 applicants were admitted making PC a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Presbyterian College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1100-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Estimated Average SAT 1210
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Presbyterian College typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >76%
1205 to 1310 Avg + 65%-76%
1100 to 1205 Avg - 52%-65%
995 to 1100 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 995 Low <39%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Presbyterian College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Presbyterian College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
Estimated Average ACT 24
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Presbyterian College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >76%
24 to 27 Avg + 65%-76%
21 to 24 Avg - 52%-65%
18 to 21 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 18 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Presbyterian College. 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as PC accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Presbyterian College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Presbyterian College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,189 1,088 2,277
Accepted 777 657 1,484
Acceptance Rate 65% 60% 65%
Enrolled 138 138 276
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
69

Applicants have 69 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to PC before the Jun 30 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Presbyterian College and what considerations affect 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.