Chances of getting into Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.8%
Admission Difficulty for Presbyterian College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into PC and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,695 out of 2,462 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 moderate 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 18% 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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PC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Presbyterian College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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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 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1110 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
1010 to 1110 Avg - 57%-69%
910 to 1010 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 910 Low <44%
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PC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
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 25
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 25 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Presbyterian College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >79%
22 to 25 Avg + 69%-79%
19 to 22 Avg - 57%-69%
16 to 19 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 16 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #16 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as PC accepts 69% of students who apply.

 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

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 1,302 1,160 2,462
Accepted 948 747 1,695
Acceptance Rate 73% 64% 69%
Enrolled 152 158 310
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2020
Days left to Apply
83

Applicants have 83 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2020.

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 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

69% of those who apply are granted admission to PC. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1210. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 56% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.