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%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Anderson University470585460560--
Charleston Southern University460560450550--
The Citadel470580480580--
Claflin University430470400480--
Clemson University560660590680--
Coastal Carolina University460540470550--
College of Charleston500600500590--
Columbia International University460610468590--
Converse College460590440550--
Erskine College450560450560--
Francis Marion University410520400510--
Furman University------
North Greenville University430620480690--
Presbyterian College500600500610--
South Carolina State350440330433--
USC Aiken440530430530--
USC Beaufort420520420510--
USC Columbia560650560650--
USC Upstate430520430520--
Winthrop University460570450565--
Wofford College520630530640--
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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.


The National Center for Educational Statistics