University of South Carolina-Aiken (USC Aiken)

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USC Aiken can be found in Aiken, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 3,600 students enrolled per year at USC Aiken.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1280 (25th percentile) - 1600 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to USC Aiken. We were able to estimate the USC Aiken average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 51% of all those who apply are granted admission to USC Aiken, from which 39 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall USC Aiken Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Aiken was reported as 51.2% in Fall 2012 with over 2,620 college applications submitted to USC Aiken. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USC Aiken SAT Scores: 1280 - 1600
  • USC Aiken ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • USC Aiken Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of South Carolina-Aiken?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of South Carolina-Aiken, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of South Carolina-Aiken has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 53.0%
  • 2009-2010: 51.3%
  • 2010-2011: 50.3%
  • 2011-2012: 51.0%
  • 2012-2013: 51.2%
  • Projected USC Aiken Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 51.1%

How Does USC Aiken Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Aiken is eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Paine College43.8%
Voorhees College50.5%
Lander University42.2%
Newberry College59.1%
Claflin University52.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USC Aiken (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 540
Math440 - 540
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1280 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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