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University of South Carolina-Columbia Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
64.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of South Carolina Columbia
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into University of South Carolina-Columbia? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,611 out of 25,740 applicants or 65% were admitted making University of South Carolina-Columbia a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Columbia
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for University of South Carolina Columbia
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Columbia?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1095. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. 55 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of South Carolina Columbia admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >76%
1265 to 1350 Avg + 65%-76%
1180 to 1265 Avg - 52%-65%
1095 to 1180 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1095 Low <39%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Columbia
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of South Carolina Columbia
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of South Carolina-Columbia?

Admission data indicates that University of South Carolina-Columbia regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of South Carolina Columbia.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of South Carolina Columbia admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 65%-78%
25 to 27 Avg - 55%-65%
23 to 25 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 23 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of South Carolina Columbia has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

University of South Carolina Columbia admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,121 10,617 25,740
Accepted 9,460 7,150 16,611
Acceptance Rate 63% 67% 65%
Enrolled 2,852 2,347 5,199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 33% 31%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of South Carolina Columbia
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=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.



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