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South Carolina State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1896
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,839
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

300 College Street NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117

Website

http://www.scsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@scsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: July 31
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Antonio Boyle, VP for Enr
Admissions office telephone: (803) 536-7185
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 31
Decision sent by: September 30
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
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
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $25 (Nonrefundable)
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 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 4 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: May be arranged
 
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 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
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: Considered
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: N/A
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 79%
Total applicants: 2,592
Total acceptances: 2,049
Total freshman enrollment: 881
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,135
Male acceptances: 854
Male freshman enrollment: 418
 
Female applicants: 1,457
Female acceptances: 1,195
Female freshman enrollment: 463
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 21%
 
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: 5%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 56%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 89%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 64%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 370 – 458
Math: 380 – 470
Combined: 750 – 928

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 1.0% 2.0%
500-599 10.0% 13.0%
400-499 49.0% 52.0%
300-399 38.0% 30.0%
200-299 1.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 15 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% N/A N/A
24-29 2.0% N/A N/A
18-23 26.0% N/A N/A
12-17 72.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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