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Study at Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College, commonly referred to as PC, is a private, liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina, United States. The college was founded by William Plumer Jacobs, a Presbyterian minister, in 1880. Presbyterian College's campus is spread across an area of 240 acres. The college offers majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in diverse subject areas including arts, business, music, religion, law, medicine, education, languages, and theater.

The athletics teams of Presbyterian College compete in the NCAA Division I. The college is also a member of the Big South Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Blue Hose, and they participate in sports including baseball, football, cross country, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball.

Profile of Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Clinton, SC. The school has a Presbyterian Church (USA) religious affiliation. Presbyterian College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Presbyterian College than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science, music, and mathematics.

Presbyterian College Selectivity

Presbyterian College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 500 to 610 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 530 and 640.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Presbyterian College does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Presbyterian College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 180 students (1, 148 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Presbyterian College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Presbyterian College makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Big South Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The compelling purpose of Presbyterian College, as a church-related college, is to develop within the framework of Christian faith the mental, physical, moral, and spiritual capacities of each student in preparation for a lifetime of personal and vocational fulfillment and responsible contribution to our democratic society and the world community. "

Presbyterian College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts71political science, history, English, sociology, Spanish language, German language, foreign language and literature, social services, . . .
Business and Management50business management, managerial economics, accounting
Science31biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Therapy and Counselling20psychology
Education and Teaching15early childhood education, middle school teaching, social studies teaching, special ed, elementary school teaching, music teaching, Education
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion, religious music
Music8music, music performance
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Art Studies4art studies
Fine Arts3art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College

503 S Broad St

Clinton, SC 29325

General Phone: (864) 833-2820


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