University of South Carolina-Beaufort (USC Beaufort)

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USC Beaufort can be found in Bluffton, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 2,300 students are enrolled at USC Beaufort.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 930 (25th percentile) to 1100 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to University of South Carolina-Beaufort. We were able to estimate the USC Beaufort average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 63 percent with 33 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall USC Beaufort Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Beaufort was reported as 62.8% in Fall 2020 with over 2,170 college applications submitted to USC Beaufort. 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 Beaufort ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • USC Beaufort Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of South Carolina-Beaufort, 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of South Carolina-Beaufort has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.1%
  • 2017-2018: 64.5%
  • 2018-2019: 63.3%
  • 2019-2020: 62.8%
  • Projected USC Beaufort Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 59.1%

How Does USC Beaufort Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Beaufort is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Savannah State University33.2%
Citadel Military College of South Carolina74.7%
Charleston Southern University49.7%
South Carolina State University66.4%
Claflin University55.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to USC Beaufort (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math460 - 530
Total Score930 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 22
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