The acceptance rate at UofSC is 68%. It ranks #19 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. UofSC is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 23,894 out of 34,957 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent (SAT 1140/1340 ACT 25/31). University of South Carolina Columbia typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.26. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UofSC application fee is $65 and applications are due by Dec 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of South Carolina Columbia is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1240
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Columbia?
University of South Carolina Columbia typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. UofSC ranks #3 in South Carolina and #180 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UofSC?
Admission data indicates that UofSC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in South Carolina and #161 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Columbia.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of South Carolina Columbia?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UofSC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Columbia was 4.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 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 UofSC accepts 68% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||14.49%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||8.15%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||4.73%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||2.59%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.74%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.04%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
58% of University of South Carolina Columbia freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||28%|
|Top 25% of class||58%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||25%||24%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of South Carolina Columbia is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Columbia and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|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=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.
50% of students submit their SAT scores to UofSC. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
68% of those who apply are granted admission to UofSC. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1340. 50% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.