The Best Value South Carolina Colleges

Best Value Colleges in South Carolina for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in South Carolina based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in South Carolina is Presbyterian College. The highest value public state college is Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


24 results

Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC
Presbyterian College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,309enrollment
  • $21,959net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Furman University
F
Greenville, SC
Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 2,567enrollment
  • $37,761net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 3,740enrollment
  • $17,920net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#4 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 26,406enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 35,470enrollment
  • $21,784net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.26Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC
College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 10,384enrollment
  • $20,351net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC
Charleston Southern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 3,350enrollment
  • $17,496net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.24Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 11

Southern Wesleyan University
S
Central, SC
 
Southern Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,345enrollment
  • $18,614net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1100SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Claflin University
C
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC
Claflin University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 2,048enrollment
  • $20,806net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 840-1040SAT range
  • 16-18ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Coker College
C
Hartsville, SC
Coker College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,087enrollment
  • $16,647net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.1Estimated Avg GPA

Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 2,098enrollment
  • $18,651net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Applications Due May 30

Columbia College
C
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,218enrollment
  • $20,277net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 820-1050SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.47Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Converse College
C
Spartanburg, SC
Converse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,377enrollment
  • $25,534net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Francis Marion University
F
Florence, SC
Francis Marion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 4,148enrollment
  • $12,380net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 890-1110SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.96Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Lander University
L
Greenwood, SC
Lander University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 3,513enrollment
  • $15,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Limestone University
L
Gaffney, SC
 
Limestone University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,943enrollment
  • $24,967net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Newberry College
N
Newberry, SC
Newberry College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 1,256enrollment
  • $20,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

North Greenville University
N
Tigerville, SC
North Greenville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Value in South Carolina

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $20,627net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 950-1210SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 30