Presbyterian College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Presbyterian College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Presbyterian College are generally open to those who apply; in 2016, the school admitted around two-thirds of applicants. Interested students will need to submit, along with an application, official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or the ACT. For more information about applying, including important dates and deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Presbyterian College Description:

Presbyterian College is a private liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina, a college town situated 30 minutes from Spartanburg and Greenville. As the name suggests, the school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Students come from 29 states and 7 countries. Presbyterian College students can expect a lot of personal attention -- the school has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 14. Students can choose from 34 majors, 47 minors, and 50 clubs and organizations. PC earns high marks for its value and ability to foster community service. In athletics, the PC Blue Hose (what's a Blue Hose?) compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Presbyterian College is one of the smallest Division I schools in the country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,352 (1,063 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,142
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,044
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $50,886

Presbyterian College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,591
    • Loans: $6,533

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, History, Psychology, Religion

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cheerleading, Softball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Presbyterian College Mission Statement:

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"The compelling purpose of Presbyterian College, as a church-related college, is to develop within the framework of Christian faith the mental, physical, moral, and spiritual capacities of each student in preparation for a lifetime of personal and vocational fulfillment and responsible contribution to our democratic society and the world community."

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