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Acceptance Rate 63.69%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 25.5%
Applicants 174,730
Admitted 111,281
Enrolled 28,380

Applying To South Carolina Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 63.69% at South Carolina colleges and universities where total 174,730 students have applied and 111,281 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 Rate63.69%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.5%
Average Test Scores1,061 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 174,730 students (68,596 men and 106,077 women) applied to and 111,281 (42,786 men and 68,470 women) students were accepted to admit South Carolina Colleges. Among them, 12,030 men and 16,350 women were enrolled into South Carolina schools. The average acceptance rate is 63.69% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 25.50%. The table below shows the South Carolina colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for South Carolina Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants174,73068,596106,077
Admitted111,28142,78668,470
Enrolled28,38012,03016,350
Acceptance Rate 63.69% 62.37% 64.55%
Enrollment Ratio 25.50% 28.12% 23.88%
[Chart]South Carolina Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For South Carolina college, 17,110 students (61.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 11,902 students (46.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,164 and 25th percentile score is 957. 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 Writing486.00589.00
SAT Math471.00575.00
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 33 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 29 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 Rank814
High School Record (or Transcript)331
Completion of College Preparatory Program1513
Recommendations214
Formal Demonstration of Competencies12
Admission Test Scores292
TOEFL272
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)01