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Presbyterian College
Clinton, SC
Presbyterian College, founded in 1880, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college offering degrees in 33 major areas of study, including a dual-degree in engineering and degrees in pharmacy. Its 245-acre campus is located in upstate South Carolina, 35 miles south of Greenville.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,063
   Women 570 (53.6%)
   Men 493 (46.4%)
Graduate Students 289
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 2,636 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 540 average
475-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 535 average
470-595 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $50,886
  Tuition and Fees $37,142
  Room and Board $10,044
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $34,989
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 77
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
Clinton Population 8,484
Nearest Metropolitan Area Greenville, Spartanburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Scotsman
Sororities 50% of women participate
Fraternities 36% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
2.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students 3.0% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 55.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%