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2022 Top Private Universities in South Carolina

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  1. #1 Top Private Universities in South Carolina.

    Furman University

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    4 Year,

    GREENVILLE, SC,

    578 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Within the first two weeks of my college experience, Furman University truly became my home! Its community, I believe, is what sets it apart from all the other colleges I had been considering.....

    Read 578 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $37,761,

    SAT Range: 1230-1400,

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  3. #4 Top Private Universities in South Carolina.

    Southern Wesleyan University

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    4 Year,

    CENTRAL, SC,

    250 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I attended years ago (in the 1980s), and I loved it then. Since then, it has expanded immensely and is 10x better than before! I love the options such as the online program, because if the....

    Read 250 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $18,614,

    SAT Range: 1050-1100,

  4. #5 Top Private Universities in South Carolina.

    Presbyterian College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, SC,

    257 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I came to Presbyterian College for their Pharmacy Program, they are extremely family/friend oriented and very welcoming. Presbyterian was very welcoming but some what challenging experience. All of....

    Read 257 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $21,959,

    SAT Range: 1030-1200,

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  6. Charleston Southern University

    4 Year,

    CHARLESTON, SC,

    814 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says CSU is an excellent, intellectually rigorous university. I learned and grew so much because my professors pushed me to do difficult things. Online learning is only difficult if you don’t take...Beautiful campus. Helpful faculty and staff. CSU is unapologetically Christian but welcoming to all students and their beliefs. That’s what makes CSU so diverse and intellectually rich! You really...This place turns wandering kids into purpose driven adults with a desire to influence their community for good. Cannot recommend this institution more!.

    Read 814 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 54%,

    Net Price: $17,496,

    SAT Range: 990-1170,