University of South Carolina-Upstate (USC Upstate)

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University of South Carolina-Upstate can be found in Spartanburg, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. USC Upstate has an enrollment of over six thousand students.

Most of the students accepted into USC Upstate earned an SAT score between 920 - 1110, or got accepted with an ACT score between 17 - 22. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the USC Upstate average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.14 for accepted students. USC Upstate admits about 60% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 34% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall USC Upstate Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of South Carolina-Upstate was reported as 58.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,400 college applications submitted to University of South Carolina-Upstate. 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 Upstate ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • USC Upstate Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of South Carolina-Upstate, 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-Upstate has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.6%
  • 2017-2018: 57.8%
  • 2018-2019: 57.2%
  • 2019-2020: 58.1%
  • Projected USC Upstate Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 53.3%

How Does USC Upstate Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for USC Upstate is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wofford College59.8%
Converse College89.3%
Limestone College50.9%
North Greenville University62.8%
Gardner-Webb University66.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 Upstate (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math450 - 540
Total Score920 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score17 - 22
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