Admissions Information

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at University of South Carolina-Columbia. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationwww.sc.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.sc.edu/apply/index.php
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 62.00% and the yield is 24.00%. 16,363 men and 25,682 women applied to South Carolina and 9,818 men and 15,923 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,454 men and 3,662 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants42,04516,36325,682
Admitted26,0689,81815,923
Enrolled6,2562,4543,662
Acceptance Rate 62.00%60.00%62.00%
Yield 24.00%24.99%23.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 2,345 students (38% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,632 students (26%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 680 and the 25th percentile is 580. The SAT Math score is 680 (75th) and 570 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 31 (75th percentile) and 26 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580680
SAT Math570680
ACT Composite2631
ACT Math2429
ACT English2433
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of South Carolina-Columbia are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,256, ACT: 77 - public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of South Carolina-Columbia.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
South Carolina Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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