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South Carolina State University Admission Requirements

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into South Carolina State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.1%
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 94% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,943 out of 3,128 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 89 percent. South Carolina State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. South Carolina State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Carolina State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
800-1000
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 390
SAT Composite 25th 800
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 900

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 91 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 800 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 700. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 900 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

South Carolina State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >96%
900 to 1000 Avg + 94%-96%
800 to 900 Avg - 90%-94%
700 to 800 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 700 Low <84%
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South Carolina State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
74%
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 14
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 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 #29 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to South Carolina State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >96%
16 to 18 Avg + 94%-96%
14 to 16 Avg - 90%-94%
12 to 14 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 12 Low <84%
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South Carolina State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into South Carolina State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into South Carolina State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at South Carolina State University was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.25 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as South Carolina State University accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted South Carolina State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 13.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 24.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 12.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

54% of South Carolina State University freshman were in the lower 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 5%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 46%
Lower 50% of class 54%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

South Carolina State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,959 1,169 3,128
Accepted 1,848 1,095 2,943
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 283 196 479
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
3

Applicants have 3 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to South Carolina State University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to South Carolina State University and what student information is used for 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 Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

FAQs

Does South Carolina State University prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to South Carolina State University. 74% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into South Carolina State University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to South Carolina State University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for South Carolina State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 800 and 1000. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for South Carolina State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 18. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.