University of South Carolina-Columbia Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

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 good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of South Carolina Columbia typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of South Carolina Columbia 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 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1350
SAT Reading 600 680
SAT Math 580 670
ACT Composite 25 30
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
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of South Carolina Columbia. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of South Carolina Columbia was 4.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of South Carolina-Columbia accepts 65% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 79% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 6% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.

Admission Requirements

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

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

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=218663 IPEDS survey data for University of South Carolina Columbia.

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