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South Carolina State University Admission Requirements

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Chances of getting into South Carolina State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.2%
Admission Difficulty for South Carolina State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into South Carolina State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,818 out of 3,415 applicants were admitted making South Carolina State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 82 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at South Carolina State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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South Carolina State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for South Carolina State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 940

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 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1010 and Above Good >66%
935 to 1010 Avg + 53%-66%
860 to 935 Avg - 40%-53%
785 to 860 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 785 Low <28%
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South Carolina State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-18 
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 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 #31 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 2018 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 >70%
16 to 18 Avg + 53%-70%
15 to 16 Avg - 44%-53%
14 to 15 Reach 36%-44%
Less than 14 Low <36%
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South Carolina State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as South Carolina State University accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

South Carolina State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,016 1,399 3,415
Accepted 1,060 758 1,818
Acceptance Rate 53% 54% 53%
Enrolled 280 261 541
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 34% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 31, 2020.

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 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
F
Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

F
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

W
Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

G
Gordon College

Barnesville, Georgia

N
North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

V
Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

A
Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama

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?

53% of those who apply are granted admission to South Carolina State University. Admission competition is low 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 860 and 1010. 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 15 and 18. 74% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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