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Orangeburg, South Carolina

South Carolina State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into South Carolina State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for South Carolina State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 990

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

South Carolina State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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South Carolina State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for South Carolina State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for South Carolina State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

South Carolina State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
Typical High School Grades
B-

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.

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High School GPA's for admitted South Carolina State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
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

High School Class Rank

57% of South Carolina State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted South Carolina State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

South Carolina State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,423 1,089 2,521
Accepted 1,135 838 1,973
Acceptance Rate 80% 77% 78%
Enrolled 275 316 591
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 38% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
255

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to South Carolina State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

South Carolina State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at South Carolina State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.