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Presbyterian College

Clinton, SC, USA
3.90 Average Rating

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western South Carolina. PC grants undergraduate degrees in 107 academic majors, minors, and concentrations and all students are expected to abide by the college’s honor code. Additionally, PC oversees the Confucius Institute in partnership with China’s Guizhou University to offer courses in Chinese language and culture. For students interested in the arts, PC is home to the Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery which displays senior exhibitions of student artwork. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision June 30, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
70%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
53%
Submitting ACT
47%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1159
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,280
Total Number of Undergrads
1,016
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
64%
20-39 Students
34%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,504
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,660
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,660
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,480
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,372
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,631
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,818

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,096
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,384
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
95%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blue Hose
School Colors
Garnet/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pioneer Football League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greenville
Atlanta
Columbia
Charlotte
Charleston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
63%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
Presbyterian College (PC) is a home, a family, and a future. Don't let the small town deceive you, PC is your typical college experience but with so much more. I absolutely love PC.
Rachel from Rincon, GA
The best decision I've ever made; as long as you take advantage of everything PC has to offer, I promise you won't regret it. There's something about the environment that just encourages people to strive towards excellence. I wouldn't be who I am today without PC.
Lacey from Simpsonville, SC
If you want a college that feels like a family, where professors know your name and really care about you, a college that has a GREAT study abroad program, PC is for you. I love it here and I'm from the big city of Atlanta. Yes, Clinton is a small town, but there is so much to do on campus you really don't notice. Plus, you can get to the big city easily if you want. This is truly what a college should be!!!
Anna from Atlanta, Ga
This school is really homey and small, which gives it a great community feel to it. You can come to your professors at any time for them to help you. Also, there is a bunch to get into at the college, so there is no reason not to get involved and be a part of the community at PC.
Tiffany from Darlington, SC
PC is a great small, private liberal arts college. It has a beautiful campus with many sports and organizations to become involved in. The academics are challenging to students to help give them a strong education.
Patricia from Ware Shoals, SC

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