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Acceptance Rate 65.58%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.17%
Applicants 208,439
Admitted 136,691
Enrolled 28,931

Applying To South Carolina Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 65.58% at South Carolina colleges and universities where total 208,439 students have applied and 136,691 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $56.00 and the graduate application fees is $44.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to South Carolina colleges.
General Admission Information of South Carolina Colleges
Open Admission Policy65 out of 110 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 56.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 44.00
Average Acceptance Rate65.58%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.17%
Average Test Scores1,110 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 208,439 students (79,635 men and 128,706 women) applied to and 136,691 (50,412 men and 86,209 women) students were accepted to admit South Carolina Colleges. Among them, 11,773 men and 17,055 women were enrolled into South Carolina schools. The average acceptance rate is 65.58% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.17%. The table below shows the South Carolina colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for South Carolina Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants208,43979,635128,706
Admitted136,69150,41286,209
Enrolled28,93111,77317,055
Acceptance Rate 65.58% 63.30% 66.98%
Enrollment Ratio 21.17% 23.35% 19.78%
[Chart]South Carolina Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For South Carolina college, 8,185 students (35.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,686 students (25.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,210 and 25th percentile score is 1,010. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 55. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at South Carolina colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at South Carolina Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510.00613.00
SAT Math500.00597.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English18.0025.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - South Carolina Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - South Carolina Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - South Carolina Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In South Carolina State, 55 schools use semester calendar systems and 4 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester55 out of 110 schools
Quarter4 out of 110 schools
Trimester0 out of 110 schools
Four-one-four plan4 out of 110 schools
Other academic year2 out of 110 schools
Differs by program12 out of 110 schools
Continuous28 out of 110 schools
Un-Known/Other5 out of 110 schools
Next table describes credits that South Carolina colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits57 out of 110 schools
Credits for Life Experiences29 out of 110 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits59 out of 110 schools
Credit for Military Training60 out of 110 schools

Application Requirements

33 South Carolina schools require High School GPA and 31 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 3 South Carolina colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to South Carolina colleges.
Admission Checklist for South Carolina Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA331
High School Rank811
High School Record (or Transcript)312
Completion of College Preparatory Program169
Recommendations210
Formal Demonstration of Competencies02
Admission Test Scores35
TOEFL164
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00