Top Rated South Carolina Colleges

The The Best Colleges in South Carolina for 2020

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in South Carolina. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the highest ranked college in South Carolina is Clemson University and the top rated public state college is also Clemson University. The CollegeSimply rankings factor academic difficulty, acceptance rate and graduation outcomes. Ranking methodology is detailed on our data discussion page.


32 results found

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Public 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • $15,374tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Furman University
F
Greenville, SC

Private 4 Year

61% acceptance rate

  • 2,947enrollment
  • $32,951net price
  • $49,532tuition
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Wofford College
W
Spartanburg, SC

Private 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $27,101net price
  • $43,985tuition
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC

Public 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 34,795enrollment
  • $20,271net price
  • $12,616tuition
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA
North Greenville University
N
Tigerville, SC

Private 4 Year

60% acceptance rate

  • 2,578enrollment
  • $16,821net price
  • $19,750tuition
  • 850-1320SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Converse College
C
Spartanburg, SC

Private 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 1,380enrollment
  • $19,245net price
  • $18,340tuition
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC

Private 4 Year

69% acceptance rate

  • 1,330enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • $38,660tuition
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Columbia International University
C
Columbia, SC
 

Private 4 Year

33% acceptance rate

  • 1,048enrollment
  • $18,476net price
  • $23,690tuition
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC

Public 4 Year

79% acceptance rate

  • 10,783enrollment
  • $19,790net price
  • $12,838tuition
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Anderson University
A
Anderson, SC

Private 4 Year

62% acceptance rate

  • 3,429enrollment
  • $21,816net price
  • $28,000tuition
  • 960-1280SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC

Public 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 3,763enrollment
  • $17,017net price
  • $12,516tuition
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC

Public 4 Year

67% acceptance rate

  • 5,813enrollment
  • $16,970net price
  • $15,730tuition
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC

Private 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 3,414enrollment
  • $17,858net price
  • $25,540tuition
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
Erskine College and Seminary
E
Due West, SC
 

Private 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 693enrollment
  • $34,550net price
  • $36,150tuition
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Limestone College
L
Gaffney, SC
 

Private 4 Year

44% acceptance rate

  • 2,442enrollment
  • $23,935net price
  • $25,025tuition
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Southern Wesleyan University
S
Central, SC
 

Private 4 Year

54% acceptance rate

  • 1,551enrollment
  • $16,008net price
  • $25,476tuition
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Coker College
C
Hartsville, SC

Private 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 1,280enrollment
  • $16,464net price
  • $29,548tuition
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.97Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Aiken
S
Aiken, SC
 

Public 4 Year

51% acceptance rate

  • 3,699enrollment
  • $14,821net price
  • $10,760tuition
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA