Freshman Admission Reqs
Freshman Admission Reqs
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High School Preparation
High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
High School Units Req or Recommended
Subject Req Reco
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies 2
History 1
Academic Electives 1
Examinations
Subject Required Units Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Not reported Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 1
SAT & SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not reported Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not reported Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component SAT: Used for admission , ACT: Used for admission
Applying For Admission
Applying For Admission
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Admissions Office
Address
1244 Blossom Street
Columbia
SC
29208
Phone
(800) 868-5872
Application Dates & Fees
Regular Admission Deadline
December 1, 2023
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered
No
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
December 15
Application Form
Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Accepted
Other Application Requirements
Interview
Not Required
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
Selection of Students
Selection of Students
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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 X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X
Profile of Fall Admission
Profile of Fall Admission
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Overall Admission Rate
62% of 42,045 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 25,682 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 16,363 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
6,606 (26%) of 25,884 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,865 (24%) of 16,031 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,741 (28%) of 9,853 admitted students enrolled
Students Offered Wait List
8,023
Students Accepting Wait List Position
399
Students Admitted From Wait List
243
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 Scale)
4.00 and Above
14%
3.75 - 3.99
30%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
2.7%
2.00 - 2.49
0.1%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math: 570-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
34%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW: 580-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
41%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
ACT Math: Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
18%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
Not Reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not Reported
ACT Eng: Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
43%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
18%
Score of 12 - 17
Not Reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not Reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not Reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 63%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported
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