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USC Beaufort Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Beaufort

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Carolina Beaufort
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into USC Beaufort and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,360 out of 2,167 applicants were admitted making USC Beaufort a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 percent. University of South Carolina Beaufort typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

USC Beaufort SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Beaufort
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

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 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 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 2019 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
1100 and Above Good >74%
1015 to 1100 Avg + 63%-74%
930 to 1015 Avg - 50%-63%
845 to 930 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 845 Low <37%
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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 15
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 20
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 #21 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 2019 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 >76%
19 to 22 Avg + 63%-76%
17 to 19 Avg - 53%-63%
15 to 17 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 15 Low <42%
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USC Beaufort GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into USC Beaufort. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Beaufort was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 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 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of South Carolina Beaufort students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

63% 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 6%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 63%
Bottom 50% of class 37%
Bottom 25% of class 10%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of South Carolina Beaufort admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,561 606 2,167
Accepted 982 378 1,360
Acceptance Rate 63% 62% 63%
Enrolled 307 142 449
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 38% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission 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?

63% 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 930 and 1100. 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.