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USC Beaufort Admission Requirements

Bluffton, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Beaufort

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
67%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Carolina Beaufort
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into USC Beaufort and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at USC Beaufort is 67%.  It ranks #17 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. USC Beaufort is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,403 out of 2,096 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent (SAT 940/1110 ACT 17/22). University of South Carolina Beaufort typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.93. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

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

USC Beaufort SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
64%
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Beaufort?

University of South Carolina Beaufort typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 1030 out of 1600. USC Beaufort ranks #16 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Carolina Beaufort admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >79%
1025 to 1110 Avg + 67%-79%
940 to 1025 Avg - 52%-67%
855 to 940 Reach 36%-52%
Less than 855 Low <36%
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USC Beaufort ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
58%
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
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 Beaufort?

Admission data indicates that USC Beaufort 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 #17 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Carolina Beaufort admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >81%
19 to 22 Avg + 67%-81%
17 to 19 Avg - 55%-67%
15 to 17 Reach 42%-55%
Less than 15 Low <42%
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USC Beaufort GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.93
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into USC Beaufort. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Beaufort was 3.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 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 Beaufort accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% of University of South Carolina Beaufort freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of South Carolina Beaufort students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of South Carolina Beaufort admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,533 563 2,096
Accepted 1,053 350 1,403
Acceptance Rate 69% 62% 67%
Enrolled 240 118 358
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 34% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of South Carolina Beaufort is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Beaufort and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of South Carolina Beaufort Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Carolina Beaufort
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=218654 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Beaufort.

FAQs

Does University of South Carolina Beaufort prefer SAT or ACT?

64% of students submit their SAT scores to USC Beaufort. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

67% of those who apply are granted admission to USC Beaufort. 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 University of South Carolina Beaufort?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1110. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of South Carolina Beaufort?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.