SAT Scores for Admission to South Carolina Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

Tilman Hall at Clemson University
Tilman Hall at Clemson University. Angie Yates / Flickr

If you're hoping to go to college in South Carolina, you have many excellent options with wide-ranging admissions criteria. The table below provides a partial sense of what it takes to get into some of South Carolina's selective colleges. The comparison table shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students.

South Carolina Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)

Reading
25%
Reading
75%
Math 25% Math 75% Writing
75%
Writing
75%
Anderson University 470 585 460 560
Charleston Southern University 460 560 450 550
The Citadel 470 580 480 580
Claflin University 430 470 400 480
Clemson University 560 660 590 680
Coastal Carolina University 460 540 470 550
College of Charleston 500 600 500 590
Columbia International University 460 610 468 590
Converse College 460 590 440 550
Erskine College 450 560 450 560
Francis Marion University 410 520 400 510
Furman University
North Greenville University 430 620 480 690
Presbyterian College 500 600 500 610
South Carolina State 350 440 330 433
USC Aiken 440 530 430 530
USC Beaufort 420 520 420 510
USC Columbia 560 650 560 650
USC Upstate 430 520 430 520
Winthrop University 460 570 450 565
Wofford College 520 630 530 640

If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these South Carolina colleges. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed. Also, remember that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at most of these South Carolina colleges, especially 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.

Source:

  • The National Center for Educational Statistics