USC Aiken Admission RequirementsAiken, South Carolina
Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Aiken
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into USC Aiken and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,587 out of 3,115 applicants were admitted making USC Aiken a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. University of South Carolina Aiken typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% 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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USC Aiken SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT72%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Aiken?
University of South Carolina Aiken typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 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|
|1140 and Above||Good||>64%|
|1045 to 1140||Avg +||51%-64%|
|950 to 1045||Avg -||38%-51%|
|855 to 950||Reach||26%-38%|
|Less than 855||Low||<26%|
USC Aiken ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT58%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USC Aiken?
Admission data indicates that USC Aiken regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Aiken.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>66%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||51%-66%|
|17 to 19||Avg -||41%-51%|
|15 to 17||Reach||31%-41%|
|Less than 15||Low||<31%|
Avg. High School GPA3.58
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of South Carolina Aiken. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Aiken was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 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 USC Aiken accepts 51% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||15%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
74% of University of South Carolina Aiken freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||11%|
|Top 25% of class||36%|
|Top 50% of class||74%|
|Bottom 50% of class||26%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||36%||35%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply22
Applicants have 22 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to USC Aiken before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Aiken and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218645 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Aiken.
Frequently Asked Questions
72% of students submit their SAT scores to USC Aiken. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to USC Aiken. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1140. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.