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South Carolina State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Orangeburg, SC

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 College Street Northeast
City, State, Zip
Orangeburg, SC 29117-0001
Phone
(800) 260-5956
Fax
(803) 536-8990
E-mail
admissions@scsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 31
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 2,631 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 1,553 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,078 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
371 (21%) of 1,748 admitted students enrolled
Women
204 (19%) of 1,067 admitted students enrolled
Men
167 (25%) of 681 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.17
3.75 and Above
6%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
29%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
455 average
420-490 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
2%
Score of 500 - 600
21%
Score of 400 - 500
61%
Score of 300 - 400
16%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
469 average
420-500 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
63%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
16 average
15-17 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
1%
Score of 18 - 23
20%
Score of 12 - 17
78%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 49%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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