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Presbyterian College is a private institution that was founded in 1880. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,202, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 240 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Presbyterian College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 121. Its tuition and fees are $32,680 (2012-13).
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Presbyterian College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. We strive for excellence both in the classroom as an institution of inquiry and dialogue in our undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and on the playing field as a new NCAA Division I school and member of the Big South Conference. The new Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy will open in the fall of 2010, and PC was honored to open a Confucius Institute in the fall of 2009, the only undergraduate liberal arts college in the country awarded one from the Chinese government. Ample opportunities exist for study abroad, internships, and faculty/student research. PC was named a Distinguished member of the National Presidents Honor Roll of Service in both 2007 and 2008. A student body that engages service projects in the city of Clinton and Upstate South Carolina lives the College's motto, "Dum Vivimus Servimus" or "While we live, we serve," eventually becoming an alumni body that serves in communities throughout the world. Seven Presbyterian College professors have been named South Carolina CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) professors of the year, twice as many as any other institution in SC. Presbyterian College students and faculty note that relationships set PC apart from other institutions, as faculty engage students both in and out of the classroom. As a liberal arts college that embraces honor, academic rigor, and community relationships, we are also a church-related liberal arts college, whose philosophy of excellence in reason and excellence in faith allows us to examine and celebrate our Christian faith in the context of the global community.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
When applying to Presbyterian College, it's important to note the application deadline is June 30, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 91.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.4%|
|Application deadline||June 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Presbyterian College is 13:1, and the school has 62.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Presbyterian College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; History; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.2 percent.
Presbyterian College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,202, with a gender distribution of 46.5 percent male students and 53.5 percent female students. At this school, 97.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 3.0 percent of students live off campus. Presbyterian College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Presbyterian College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Presbyterian College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Presbyterian College, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Presbyterian College.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Presbyterian College, 74.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $28,146.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,680 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,750 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data