Presbyterian College

503 S Broad St, Clinton, United States
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Overview of Presbyterian College

About this school

Presbyterian College, founded in 1880, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college offering degrees in 33 major areas of study, including a dual-degree in engineering and degrees in pharmacy. Its 245-acre campus is located in upstate South Carolina, 35 miles south of Greenville.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,016
    • Men:495 (48.7%)
    • Women:521 (51.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Presbyterian College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
June 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
June 30
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
503 South Broad Street
City, State, Zip
Clinton, SC  29325
Phone
(864) 833-8230
Fax
(864) 833-8481
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 2,277 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 1,189 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,088 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
304 (21%) of 1,434 admitted students enrolled
Women
146 (19%) of 777 admitted students enrolled
Men
158 (24%) of 657 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
510-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $37,842 (72.89924869967251%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,298 (19.838181467925256%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.3116933153534966%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,570 (4.950876517048738%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Presbyterian College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003445
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
255 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
220 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
220 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (33.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$36,977
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 220 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,642
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 132 (60.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,832
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 63 (28.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
52 (18.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,289

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
812 (86.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
709 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
709 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
274 (38.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$36,465
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 709 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,804
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 415 (58.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,057
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 238 (33.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
224 (23.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,805

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


74

Part-Time Faculty


30

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


69%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
353,436

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Presbyterian College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, English

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,484

Nearest Metropolitan Area


240 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Greenville, Spartanburg

Weather


Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
42 mile(s) from campus in Greenville-Spartanburg
Nearest Bus Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Greenville-Spartanburg
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


99% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


1%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Scotsman
School Colors
Royal blue and garnet

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Presbyterian College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student volunteer services, intramural sports, student union board, fellowship of christian athletes, student government association

Sororities


50% of women participate

Fraternities


33% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


976

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,016
Women
521
Men
495

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 13.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.4% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


4.4% from 24 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


266

Student Resources

Study resources