USC Aiken Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into USC Aiken? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,338 out of 2,341 applicants or 57% were admitted making USC Aiken a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. University of South Carolina Aiken typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,494 847 2,341
Accepted 866 472 1,338
Acceptance Rate 58% 56% 57%
Enrolled 384 232 616
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 49% 46%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Aiken and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 865. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1055 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 960 1150
SAT Reading 480 580
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >69%
1055 to 1150 Avg + 57%-69%
960 to 1055 Avg - 44%-57%
865 to 960 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 865 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of South Carolina Aiken. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Aiken was 3.58 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USC Aiken accepts 57% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 72 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Aiken and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=218645 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Aiken.

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