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Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College is often noted for its one-of-a-kind mascot: the Blue Hose. But the experience PC offers is one-of-a-kind, too: By offering over 100 majors, minors, and programs, PC gives students the freedom to customize their educational experience. Pair this academic customization with top-notch faculty, and what results are graduates who are unforgettable, just like PC's mascot.

Presbyterian College Overview

Presbyterian College is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Clinton, South Carolina. Presbyterian College was founded in 1880 and the school presently has around 1,231 students per year, including 991 undergraduate students. Presbyterian College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,122 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! September 21, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by January 1.

Student Involvement at Presbyterian College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Presbyterian College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Presbyterian College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Presbyterian College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Presbyterian College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Presbyterian College on the Student Life page.

2022 Presbyterian College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 39%
Tuition $38,990
Percent of Need Met 89%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,808

Is Presbyterian College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Presbyterian College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

Presbyterian College Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 71% of applicants get into Presbyterian College each year. Last year, 1,964 students applied to Presbyterian College and 1,394 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Presbyterian College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 76% of students who start at Presbyterian College come back for their second year of college. Around 61% of students who started at Presbyterian College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Presbyterian College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 63% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Presbyterian College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Presbyterian College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Presbyterian College's endowment was $110.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Presbyterian College spends about $10,884 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Presbyterian College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Presbyterian College meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,808 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $17,557 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Presbyterian College.

Based on this information, is Presbyterian College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Presbyterian College a good school for you?

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Where is Presbyterian College Located?

Presbyterian College is located in the small town setting of Clinton, South Carolina, less than an hour from Greenville and Spartanburg and Columbia.

If you are interested in seeing Presbyterian College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-85 to Clinton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Presbyterian College and Clinton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Presbyterian College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 21

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Presbyterian College is Sep 21.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Presbyterian College is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Presbyterian College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Presbyterian College ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Presbyterian College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Presbyterian College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Presbyterian College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1220


Math SAT Range

500 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1010 to 1220


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Presbyterian College students is 1115. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Presbyterian College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Presbyterian College.

Presbyterian College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Presbyterian College is like? There are approximately 1,231 students enrolled at Presbyterian College, including 991 undergraduate students and 240 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from SC and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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