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College Admissions Guide

College Admissions Information

 

Making it Easier for You!

CAEE knows how difficult and scary it can be helping your child determine which college is right for them. We know picking the right college will have a lasting impact on your child's career and future. We wanted to assist parents and high school students by gathering common admissions information for popular schools in South Carolina to take some of the drudge work out of the equation. Basic college information is listed here, but there are also links to take you to more admissions information.*  As you start searching, make sure you have the answers to some of these questions:

  • Do you want a big university, or a small liberal arts college? Are you more comfortable in a lecture hall filled with students, or would you prefer a smaller student to professor ratio?
  • Does the college you want to attend offer your major? If you will need further education after your undergraduate program, does your college offer a masters degree for your program? 
  • Are you hoping to find a college that offers various scholarships and financial aid opportunities? Do you have a budget that you need to stick to? 
  • Do you meet all the requirements (GPA, SAT/ACT scores, course requirements, etc.)? 
  • Do they have organizations, clubs, honor societies, or sports that meet your interests and could help you further your career?  
 
 
Clemson, South Carolina 29634 

Clemson, South Carolina 29634 

Clemson 

  • SAT/ACT Requirements:
    • Middle 50% of students score between an 1170-1330 on the SAT and middle 50% of students score between a 26-31 on the ACT.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board: 
    • Approximately $25,160 per year for in-state students and approximately $45,042 per year for out-of state students. 
    • Clemson does offer several financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 
  • Size:
    • Clemson has approximately 16,000 undergraduate students and 4,200 graduate students. 
  • Programs:
    • Clemson offers 80 undergraduate degrees and 110 graduate degrees. 
    • Clemson does have an Honors College.
  • Applying to Clemson:
    • A student applying to Clemson must complete an application, have their transcript sent to the college, and have their SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing company.
    • The application fee is $70.
    • The deadline for applying is December 1st, if students wish to receive the notification by February 15th. Any applications sent after December 1st will receive decisions after February 15th. Supporting materials (transcript, test scores, etc.) are due to admissions by mid-January.
    • Clemson does not offer an early decision option. 

University of South Carolina (USC)

  • SAT/ACT Requirements:
    • More than 75% of admitted students scored an 1130 or higher on the SAT, or scored a 25 or higher (composite score) on the ACT. 
    • USC no longer requires students to take the Writing portion of either exam.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board: 
    • Approximately $23,704 per year for in-state students and approximately $43,132 per year for out-of state students. 
    • USC does offer several financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 
  • Size:
    • USC has approximately 25,237 undergraduate students and 6,495 graduate students. 
  • Programs:
    • USC offers 100+ undergraduate degrees and 240+ graduate degrees. 
    • USC does have an Honors College.
  • Applying to USC:
    • A student applying to USC must complete an application, and have their SAT or ACT scores sent to the college. You will upload a copy of your transcript with your application and do not need to send one directly to the school. 
    • The application fee is $65.
    • The deadline for Early Answer is October 15th, the deadline for Honors College and Top Scholars Application is November 15th, the Regular Application is due December 1st, and the credentials deadline is February 1st. 
    • Honors College applicants will receive their notification around February 15th and Regular Application applicants will receive their notification around March 12th. 
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Columbia, South Carolina 29208


Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 

University of South Carolina - Upstate

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • The average SAT score for accepted students is between 930-1120 and the average ACT score for accepted students is between 18-22.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $24,414 per year for in-state students and approximately $35,212 per year for out-of-state students. 
  • Size:
    • USC Upstate has approximately 5,334 undergraduate students and 175 graduate students.
  • Programs:
    • USC Upstate offers 29+ undergraduate degrees and 6+ graduate degrees. 
  • Applying to USC - Upstate:
    • A student applying to USC Upstate must complete an application, and have their SAT or ACT scores sent to the college.
    • The application fee is $40.
    • USC Upstate has rolling admissions.  For Priority Decision, the deadline is August 1st.   

Furman University 

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • The average SAT score for accepted students is between 1160-1360 and the average ACT score for accepted students is between 25-30.
    • Reporting your scores to Furman is optional, but recommended. Furman is taking a look at the full student and not putting full emphasis on test scores. 
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $64,298 per year. 
    • Furman does offer scholarships and financial aid opportunities to students. 
  • Size:
    • Furman has approximately 2700 undergraduate students and 150+ graduate students.
  • Programs:
    • Furman offers 60+ undergrauduate programs and around 8+ graduate programs. 
  • Applying to Furman University:
    • If you are applying to Early Decision the deadline is November 1st and you will be notified around November 15th. The Early Action deadline is also November 1st, but the notification date around December 20th. The Regular Deadline is February 1st and students will be notified beginning March 1st. 
    • Furman does accept the Common Application. 
    • The application fee is $50. 
Greenville, South Carolina 29613 

Greenville, South Carolina 29613 


Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733 

Winthrop University 

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • The average SAT score for accepted students is a 1030 and the average ACT score for accepted students is a 23. 
    • Winthrop does "super-score" the SAT, meaning they will take the highest Math and highest Reading scores to make the highest composite score. If you take the ACT more than once, they will take the highest composite score. 
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $27,382 per year for in-state students and approximately $40,962 per year for out-of-state students. 
    • Winthrop does offer scholarship and financial aid opportunities to students. 
  • Size:
    • There are approximately 6,000 students enrolled at Winthrop, including graduate students. 
  • Programs:
    • Winthrop offers 130+ undergraduate degrees and 18+ graduate degrees. 
  • Applying to Winthrop University:
    • Students must fill out an application, send SAT or ACT test scores, and have an official high school transcript sent directly from your school.
    • Application deadline is May 1st. Students can apply after May 1st, but acceptance is based on availability and meeting all requirements.
    • Application fee is $40. 
    • Winthrop does not have early decision. 

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303 

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • Sending standardized rest scores is optional at Wofford. 
    • Wofford recommends sending scores if it is an accurate representation of a student's academic abilities. 
    • For the students who submitted test scores, the middle 50% of accepted students scored between a 1085-1280 on the SAT and the middle 50% of accepted students scored between a 24-29 on the ACT. 
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • The tuition for a student living on campus is approximately $54,095.
    • Wofford does offer scholarship and financial opportunities. 
  • Size:
    • The number of enrolled students at Wofford is 1,692.
  • Programs:
    • Wofford offers 67 majors, minors and programs.
  • Applying to Wofford College:
    • The deadline for Early Decision is November 1st and students should be notified around December 1st. The deadline for Early Action is November 15th and students should be notified around February 2nd. The Regular Admission deadline is January 15th and students should be notified around March 1st. 
    • Wofford does accept the Common Application and students will need to send their transcript. 
    • The application fee is $35.

College of Charleston

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • The middle 50% of students accepted scored between 1110-1280 on the SAT and between 23-28 on the ACT. 
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $28,890 per year for in-state students and approximately $47,048 per year for out-of-state students. 
    • College of Charleston does offer an array of scholarship and financial aid opportunities. 
    • C of C offers a Net Price Calculator on their site that will give you an estimate of what grants/scholarships are available based on current household finances. 
  • Size:
    • C of C has approximately 10,468 undergraduate students and 1,063 graduate students. 
  • Programs:
    • Offers 59 majors and 77 minors to undergrad students and has 21 graduate degrees. 
    • C of C does have an Honors College. 
  • Applying to College of Charleston:
    • Students must complete the application and can upload an unofficial transcript with their application. SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly from the testing company. 
    • The deadline for Early Notification is November 1st and students should be notified around January 1st.The Regular Admissions deadline is February 1st and students should begin to be notified on April 1st.  
    • Application fee is $50. 
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

Charleston, South Carolina 29424


Charleston, South Carolina 29409

Charleston, South Carolina 29409

The Citadel

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • The average score for an admitted student on the SAT is approximately a 1066 and approximately a 23 on the ACT.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $27,838 for in-state freshmen and approximately $48,916 for out-of-state freshmen. For upper classmen, tuition is approximately $22,928 for -in-state and approximately $44,006 for out-of-state. 
    • The Citadel does offer scholarships, grants and financial aid opportunities. 
  • Size:
    • The Citadel has about 2,323 undergraduate students and 1,103 graduate students. 
  • Programs:
    • The Citadel offers 20 undergraduate degrees and 27 graduate degrees.
  • Applying to The Citadel:
    • The Citadel has rolling admissions and recommends that students apply the summer between their junior and senior year.
    • Students will need to complete an application, send in an official transcript, and an official score report for either standardized test. 
    • Once a students application portfolio is completed, they should be notified in four to six week with a decision. 
    • The application fee is $40. 

Anderson University 

Anderson, South Carolina 29621

Anderson, South Carolina 29621

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • Middle 50% of students score between an 1040-1270 on the SAT and middle 50% of students score between a 21-26 on the ACT.
  • Tuition:
    • The approximate cost for Anderson is $23,470 per year. This may not include room and board, meal plans, and additional fees.
    • Anderson does offer scholarship and financial aid opportunities to students.
    • Anderson University has a Net Price Calculator on their website to help parents and students determine their cost.
  • Size:
    • Anderson has approximately 2,512 students enrolled and are continuing to grow.
  • Programs:
    • Anderson offers 95+ majors, minors, and programs to undergraduate students and 20+ graduate programs.
  • Applying to Anderson University:
    • Students will need to complete the application, send in an official high school transcript, and an official standardized test score report.
    • Anderson does have rolling admissions. They recommend applying by December 1st for the best scholarship consideration. Applications must be completed by July 1st in order to attend in the fall. 
    • The application fee is $25.

Tigerville, South Carolina 29688

Tigerville, South Carolina 29688

North Greenville University

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • Middle 50% of students score between a 1000-1380 on the SAT and middle 50% of students score between a 20-29 on the ACT.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • Approximately $28,990 per year.
    • North Greenville does have a Net Price Calculator on their site to help parents and students determine their costs.
    • Offer various scholarships and financial aid opportunities for students.
  • Size:
    • North Greenville has almost 2,400 students enrolled.
  • Programs:
    • Offer 35+ undergraduate programs and 8+ graduate programs.
    • North Greenville does have a Honors Scholar Program.
  • Applying to North Greenville University:
    • North Greenville has open enrollment, and students can apply until the first day of classes.
    • Students must complete an application, have official transcripts sent directly from their high school, and have official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing company. 
    • Application fee is $30.

Presbyterian College 

Clinton, South Carolina 29325

Clinton, South Carolina 29325

  • SAT/ACT Requirements: 
    • Middle 50% of students score between a 1030-1260 on the SAT and middle 50% of students score between a 20-27 on the ACT.
    • If students applying have a 3.25 or higher GPA, they can opt out of sending their test scores when filling out the application.
  • Tuition including fees, and room and board:
    • The annual cost for Presbyterian College is $48,140.
    • There are a variety of scholarship, grant and financial aid opportunities available to students.
  • Size:
    • Presbyterian College has approximately 1,026 students enrolled.
  • Programs:
    • Offer 42 undergraduate degrees.
  • Applying to Presbyterian College:
    • Students must complete the application (either PC application or the common application), send an official transcript with their application, and their official SAT or ACT scores.
    • The deadline for Early Decision is November 1st and students should be notified around December 1st. Early Action deadline is November 15th and students should be notified around December 15th. The Regular Admissions deadline is February 1st and students should begin to be notified on March 15th.  

*Please note that while CAEE does everything possible to keep our information current, colleges can change tuition fees, deadlines, financial aid, etc. whenever they want. Parents and students are responsible for checking with a college's site or with their admissions office for updated and accurate information.