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Acceptance Rate 67.2%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.92%
Applicants 182,898
Admitted 122,901
Enrolled 26,939

Applying To South Carolina Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 67.2% at South Carolina colleges and universities where total 182,898 students have applied and 122,901 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $56.00 and the graduate application fees is $44.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to South Carolina colleges.
General Admission Information of South Carolina Colleges
Open Admission Policy65 out of 105 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 56.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 44.00
Average Acceptance Rate67.2%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.92%
Average Test Scores1,056 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 182,898 students (69,602 men and 113,244 women) applied to and 122,901 (46,141 men and 76,744 women) students were accepted to admit South Carolina Colleges. Among them, 11,312 men and 15,627 women were enrolled into South Carolina schools. The average acceptance rate is 67.20% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.92%. The table below shows the South Carolina colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for South Carolina Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants182,89869,602113,244
Admitted122,90146,14176,744
Enrolled26,93911,31215,627
Acceptance Rate 67.20% 66.29% 67.77%
Enrollment Ratio 21.92% 24.52% 20.36%
[Chart]South Carolina Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For South Carolina college, 14,336 students (56.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 9,914 students (41.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,150 and 25th percentile score is 961. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 68 and 25th percentile score is 52. 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 Writing488.00581.00
SAT Math473.00569.00
ACT Composite18.0023.00
ACT Math17.0022.00
ACT English17.0023.00
[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 105 schools
Quarter4 out of 105 schools
Trimester0 out of 105 schools
Four-one-four plan4 out of 105 schools
Other academic year2 out of 105 schools
Differs by program12 out of 105 schools
Continuous28 out of 105 schools
Next table describes credits that South Carolina colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits57 out of 105 schools
Credits for Life Experiences29 out of 105 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits59 out of 105 schools
Credit for Military Training60 out of 105 schools

Application Requirements

33 South Carolina schools require High School GPA and 32 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 19 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 Rank713
High School Record (or Transcript)321
Completion of College Preparatory Program1511
Recommendations211
Formal Demonstration of Competencies02
Admission Test Scores193
TOEFL262
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)21