South Carolina Admissions

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
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 63.06% and yield is 30.05%. 12,848 men and 18,041 women applied to South Carolina and 8,311 men and 11,169 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,712 men and 3,142 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 63.06%64.69%61.91%
Yield 30.05%32.63%28.13%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 2,937 students (50% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 2,881 students (49%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 670 and 25th percentile is 600. The SAT Math score is 690 (75th) and 590 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 91 (75th percentile) and 91 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600670
SAT Math590690
ACT Composite2530
ACT Math2428
ACT English2433
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: 1,253, ACT: 77 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

South Carolina requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes University of South Carolina-Columbia application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see South Carolina 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 ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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