ACT Scores for Admission to South Carolina Colleges

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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%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math 25% Math 75%
Anderson University 21 26 20 27 19 25
Charleston Southern University 20 24 19 25 18 24
The Citadel 20 25 19 24 19 26
Claflin University 18 20 14 19 17 19
Clemson University 26 31 26 33 25 30
Coastal Carolina University 20 25 19 24 18 24
College of Charleston 22 27 22 28 20 26
Columbia International University 20 26 20 27 18 26
Converse College 20 26 19 27 18 24
Erskine College 20 26 18 25 18 24
Francis Marion University 17 22 16 22 16 21
Furman University
North Greenville University 20 29 21 29 20 29
Presbyterian College 21 28
South Carolina State 14 17
USC Aiken 18 24 17 24 17 23
USC Beaufort 18 24 16 22 16 22
USC Columbia 25 30 23 30 23 28
USC Upstate 18 23 16 22 17 22
Winthrop University 20 25
24 29 23 30 23 27

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
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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.