SAT Range 1,110 - 1,290
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University of South Carolina-Columbia is a Public school located in Columbia, SC. University of South Carolina-Columbia has a total enrollment of 33,724 with a graduation rate of 72% and a student/faculty ratio of 19:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The University of South Carolina-Columbia SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend University of South Carolina-Columbia.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$19,434
Avg. price for students living on campus$26,288
Avg. price for students living off campus$27,128


Total applicants25,740
Total admissions16,611
Admission rate65%
Application fee$65
Average staff salary$90,000

25th percentile score

SAT math560
SAT reading550
SAT writing
ACT composite25

75th percentile score

SAT math650
SAT reading640
SAT writing
ACT composite30

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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