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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||33%||31%|
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.
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 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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 1, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to University of South Carolina Columbia and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.