|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
Can I get into USC Aiken? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,628 out of 3,075 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 61 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Estimated Average SAT||1100|
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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|
|1190 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1095 to 1190||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1000 to 1095||Avg -||40%-53%|
|905 to 1000||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 905||Low||<28%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Estimated Average ACT||20|
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Aiken.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>68%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||53%-68%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||42%-53%|
|16 to 18||Reach||33%-42%|
|Less than 16||Low||<33%|
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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USC Aiken accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||35%||36%||35%|
Applicants have 42 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.
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 13||Jul 23|
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.