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Lancaster, South Carolina

University of South Carolina-Lancaster Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Lancaster

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Carolina Lancaster
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of South Carolina-Lancaster and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 498 out of 769 applicants were admitted making University of South Carolina-Lancaster a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of South Carolina Lancaster is a prized outcome for many students.

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University of South Carolina-Lancaster SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Lancaster
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Lancaster
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

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

University of South Carolina Lancaster 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 48 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Carolina Lancaster admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >76%
1090 to 1180 Avg + 65%-76%
1000 to 1090 Avg - 52%-65%
910 to 1000 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 910 Low <39%
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University of South Carolina-Lancaster ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
56%
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Lancaster
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Lancaster
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of South Carolina-Lancaster?

Admission data indicates that University of South Carolina-Lancaster regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Lancaster.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Carolina Lancaster admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >78%
18 to 21 Avg + 65%-78%
16 to 18 Avg - 55%-65%
14 to 16 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 14 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

University of South Carolina Lancaster has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

University of South Carolina Lancaster admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 465 304 769
Accepted 296 202 498
Acceptance Rate 64% 66% 65%
Enrolled 178 141 319
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 60% 70% 64%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Lancaster and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of South Carolina Lancaster Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Carolina Lancaster
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218672 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Lancaster.