South Carolina State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into South Carolina State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into South Carolina State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,973 out of 2,521 applicants were admitted making South Carolina State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent. South Carolina State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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South Carolina State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT43%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||540|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1060|
|Average SAT Score||990|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to South Carolina State University?
South Carolina State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 43 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1060 and Above||Good||>86%|
|990 to 1060||Avg +||78%-86%|
|920 to 990||Avg -||68%-78%|
|850 to 920||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 850||Low||<55%|
South Carolina State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT68%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||18|
|Average ACT Score||16|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into South Carolina State University?
Admission data indicates that South Carolina State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 18 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to South Carolina State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|18 and Above||Good||>88%|
|16 to 18||Avg +||78%-88%|
|15 to 16||Avg -||71%-78%|
|14 to 15||Reach||64%-71%|
|Less than 14||Low||<64%|
Avg. High School GPA2.9
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into South Carolina State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at South Carolina State University was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as South Carolina State University accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||8%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||32%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||21%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||7%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
57% of South Carolina State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||6%|
|Top 25% of class||16%|
|Top 50% of class||57%|
|Bottom 50% of class||43%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||38%||30%|
Applications are DueJul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply255
Applicants have 255 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to South Carolina State University before the Jul 31 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to South Carolina State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218733 IPEDS survey data for South Carolina State University.