Top Rated South Carolina Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in South Carolina for 2020

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in South Carolina as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the best public college in South Carolina is Clemson University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.

12 results found

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 34,795enrollment
  • $21,787net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA
Citadel Military College of South Carolina
C
Charleston, SC
Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,763enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC
College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,783enrollment
  • $19,764net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC
Winthrop University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 5,813enrollment
  • $19,115net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,641enrollment
  • $15,111net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Upstate
S
Spartanburg, SC
 
University of South Carolina Upstate

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 6,175enrollment
  • $15,838net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Aiken
S
Aiken, SC
 
University of South Carolina Aiken

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,699enrollment
  • $15,042net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Francis Marion University
F
Florence, SC
Francis Marion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,940enrollment
  • $12,973net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of South Carolina Beaufort
S
Bluffton, SC
 
University of South Carolina Beaufort

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 2,116enrollment
  • $16,807net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Lander University
L
Greenwood, SC
Lander University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,044enrollment
  • $13,009net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
South Carolina State University
S
Orangeburg, SC
South Carolina State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,022enrollment
  • $20,007net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 840-990SAT range
  • 15-17ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA