ACT Scores for Admission to South Carolina Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
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South Carolina has many excellent options for higher education. Admissions criteria vary widely. The table below shows a side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students and select South Carolina colleges and universities. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission.

ACT Scores for South Carolina Colleges (mid 50%)
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 CompositeEnglishMath
25%75%25%75%25%75%
Anderson University212621281926
Charleston Southern University202519251824
The Citadel212520252025
Claflin University151913191518
Clemson University2731----
Coastal Carolina University2024----
College of Charleston232823292126
Columbia International University202620271822
Converse College202520261824
Erskine College182418241825
Francis Marion University172215221621
Furman University------
North Greenville University202921292029
Presbyterian College2027----
South Carolina State1417----
USC Aiken1823----
USC Beaufort1722----
USC Columbia2530----
USC Upstate182217231722
Winthrop University2026----
Wofford College232923302328
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Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed. Also, remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in South Carolina, especially at the top South Carolina colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics.