University of South Carolina-Upstate Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Upstate
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into University of South Carolina-Upstate and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,203 out of 3,809 applicants were admitted making University of South Carolina-Upstate a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. University of South Carolina Upstate typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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University of South Carolina-Upstate SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT58%
|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||600|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Upstate?
University of South Carolina Upstate 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 #24 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 58 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|
|1170 and Above||Good||>70%|
|1085 to 1170||Avg +||58%-70%|
|1000 to 1085||Avg -||45%-58%|
|915 to 1000||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 915||Low||<32%|
University of South Carolina-Upstate ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT64%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|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 University of South Carolina-Upstate?
Admission data indicates that University of South Carolina-Upstate 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 #25 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Upstate.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>72%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||58%-72%|
|17 to 19||Avg -||47%-58%|
|15 to 17||Reach||37%-47%|
|Less than 15||Low||<37%|
Avg. High School GPA3.7
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of South Carolina Upstate. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Upstate was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 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 University of South Carolina-Upstate accepts 58% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||10%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
77% of University of South Carolina Upstate freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||14%|
|Top 25% of class||40%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Bottom 50% of class||23%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||40%||40%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Upstate and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=218742 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Upstate.