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University of South Carolina-Upstate Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of South Carolina Upstate

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Carolina Upstate
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into University of South Carolina-Upstate and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,764 out of 4,833 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 72 percent. University of South Carolina Upstate typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

University of South Carolina-Upstate SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Upstate
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Upstate
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
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 Upstate?

University of South Carolina Upstate typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Carolina Upstate admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >69%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 57%-69%
920 to 1015 Avg - 44%-57%
825 to 920 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 825 Low <31%
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University of South Carolina-Upstate ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Upstate
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Upstate
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 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. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Upstate.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Carolina Upstate admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >71%
19 to 22 Avg + 57%-71%
17 to 19 Avg - 46%-57%
15 to 17 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 15 Low <36%
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University of South Carolina-Upstate GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

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

Applicants require 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 #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 University of South Carolina-Upstate accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of South Carolina Upstate students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 44% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

77% of University of South Carolina Upstate freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of South Carolina Upstate students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of South Carolina Upstate admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,288 1,545 4,833
Accepted 1,928 836 2,764
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 57%
Enrolled 707 304 1,011
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 36% 37%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
250

Applicants have 250 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Carolina Upstate
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=218742 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Upstate.

FAQs

Does University of South Carolina Upstate prefer SAT or ACT?

64% of students submit their SAT scores to University of South Carolina-Upstate. 60% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

57% of those who apply are granted admission to University of South Carolina-Upstate. 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 Upstate?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 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 Upstate?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 60% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.