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Presbyterian College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1880
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,224
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $85,317,000
Admissions Address

503 S. Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Website

http://www.presby.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@presby.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Leni Patterson
Admissions office telephone: (864) 833-8230
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 5
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://applyweb.com/apply/pc/indexa.html Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 3 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 92%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 1,193
Total acceptances: 927
Total freshman enrollment: 362
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 12%
Male applicants: 549
Male acceptances: 404
Male freshman enrollment: 169
 
Female applicants: 644
Female acceptances: 523
Female freshman enrollment: 193
Out-of-state freshmen: 38%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 610
Math: 510 – 620
Combined: 1010 – 1230

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 5.0%
600-699 25.0% 28.0%
500-599 47.0% 47.0%
400-499 21.0% 19.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 52%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 21 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% N/A N/A
24-29 41.0% N/A N/A
18-23 51.0% N/A N/A
12-17 2.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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