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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 is a private, religious school that was founded in 1880. It is moderately difficult to get into Presbyterian College. It enrolls around 1,309 students a year, including 1,048 undergrads.

Presbyterian College offers early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Presbyterian College

The acceptance rate at Presbyterian College is 71%. Presbyterian College admits 87% of students that apply early action. Last year, 2,016 students applied to Presbyterian College and 1,428 were admitted.

Presbyterian College Application Deadlines

The deadline to apply regular decision to Presbyterian College for Fall 2022 is June 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by January 1.

Early Admissions at Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College does not offer early decision. Presbyterian College offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1115
Tuition $38,200

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Presbyterian College.

Financial Aid at Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College meets 88% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $40,413 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Does Presbyterian College Provide Dorms?

Presbyterian College offers housing for up to 1,122 students.

The majority of Presbyterian College students live on campus.

The most popular organizations for Presbyterian College students to join are Student Volunteer Services, Intramural sports and Student Union Board. Homecoming, Special Olympics, and and Spring Fling are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Presbyterian College.

What GPA Do I Need For Presbyterian College?

Presbyterian College is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Presbyterian College is 1115. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Does Presbyterian College Require Test Scores?

Presbyterian College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 74% submitted the SAT. 47% submitted the ACT.

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Want to Score 23 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Presbyterian College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Presbyterian College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Presbyterian College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Presbyterian College, around 72% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 296 students who started at Presbyterian College as first-time freshman, 181 graduate within four years.

Around 71% of students who started at Presbyterian College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Presbyterian College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 63 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $32,476 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Presbyterian College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Presbyterian College a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for Presbyterian College?

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $88,099,609. The school spends $12,324 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Presbyterian College?

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

If you want to see 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

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Presbyterian College is Jun 30.

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


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Presbyterian College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 25

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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 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Presbyterian College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Presbyterian College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Presbyterian College students is 1115. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Presbyterian College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 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 1,309 students enrolled at Presbyterian College, including 1,048 undergraduate students and 261 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from SC and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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